First time editing a picture... ever.

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  1. DoshKel

    DoshKel TPF Noob!

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    So yea I decided to edit one of my friend. Not sure if it makes it better, but whatever :lol:. Added a border, watermark and a tad bit of sharpness. Tell me what you think!

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    Well, there's next to no difference, not that that's necessarily a bad thing, there's just not a lot to comment on...
     
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    True. Maybe since I edited it, I can tell the subtle differences. I didn't want to over edit since i'm sort of against it right now haha. I feel like editing to much takes away from the initial artistic thought put into the photograph. I don't know. Maybe i'm thinking too much about it.
     
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    What did you do to the photo itself other than slightly sharpen and super slightly adjusted the exposure?
     
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    Oh yea the exposure. Forgot about that haha.

    I didn't do anything else besides those and the border. Does it look better?
     
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    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I personally don't like most borders that people do on their photos. Your's however is very suttle and works extremely well with this particular photo. I like it much better with the border.

    I do see a difference between the 2. I don't know about the sharpening, my eyes aren't real keen on seeing the sharpening of digital images. But I definitely see a difference in his face. The edited one is brightened up just a tad and did the photo well for what little was done to it.

    Editing in moderation, that's what I like. Per an earlier post of mine from a different thread, I prefer the term developing over editing or processing. Developing in digital to me is just what this photo shows. A slight adjustment to get the exposure better with some sharpening. Shown here is a top notch "edit" to me. Well done.
     
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    Thanks so much mrodgers. You just made my night heh. :)
     

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