For you coffee drinkers

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  1. Aoide

    Aoide TPF Noob!

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    This is the roasting machine of a local downtown coffee company, Lola Savannah.

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  2. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    wow, what the heck is that!! you made it look 80 yrs old, but I am sure its very new equipment.. excellent!!
     
  3. Aoide

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I think on the left you can see the roasting chamber where they put the coffee beans and on the right you can see the controls where they set the roaster.
     
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    I love the tones you got here, Laurie, very nice! :thumbup:
     
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    Nice shot, the picture has a real antique look to it that somehow suits coffee, like a dark roast.
     
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    Looks more like something you'd use to torture someone with. I can smell the bacon now. *shudders*
    It does look really old, except for the digital screens. Like terri, I like the tones. How did you do that, if I may ask?
     
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    Haha.... I wish I knew! I learned a HUGE lesson with this picture. I prepare my pictures for my photoblog where I post a new picture each day. I fussed and fussed with it until I got it where I wanted, resized for my site saved and was done. The original was intact, but I only had the smaller size of the modified version. Now, I have had two different coffee lovers contact me about a print. I've had to try to recreate what I did and it has been frustrating. I will now be saving full size modifications. I know that may sound obvious to people, but I couldn't conceive of why I would need that. Who would ever need my print?

    Anyway the original is below. I obviously colorized the photo and played with the hue until I found the exact shade I liked. I also adjusted the saturation. I did some burning on the top left hand corner and a little dodge on the words roast chamber to bring it out. I made a duplicate layer that had some noise in it and then lowered the opacity on that layer until I had the blend I wanted. That is basically it, I think. I couldn't reproduce it exactly the 2nd time (actually it took me about 3 or 4 more times to get close :roll: ), but it was close.

    I am a complete novice when it comes to Photoshop Elements. Learning as I go. I'm sure there were other ways to do it, but there it is. Thanks for asking!

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    Seeing the original I like your edit even more. Thanks for the info. :)
     
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    Very NICE!! Beautifully roasted.;)
     
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    i love the tones too, suits it so well
     
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    wow! nice shot.. beautiful tones.. thanks for sharing :)
     
  12. Alison

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    Love the tones, and appreciate how much work you put into that after seeing the original. Great photo! Have you approached the coffee shop to see if they would like a print to hang?
     

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