Handbags at 40 Paces

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Chris of Arabia, May 11, 2009.

  1. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I love it (and the title)!

    Ian
     
  3. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Thanks. Glad you like it.
     
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    Haha cool title, nice pic :) Interesting how there is much less noise around the poster, which is well lit, compared to the (irrelevant) surroundings - did you selectively de-noise or did it come out like that?
     
  5. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    There are a few things going on there to create the effect.

    The original image was given a bit of a contrast boost using the curves tool, I then added another layer in which the saturation was reduced to -80%. To that I added a mask and erased the de-saturated layer over the billboard area. That little lot I saved as a PSD file. From there I used the unsharp mask on it and added some Gaussian blur. Lastly, I did the border effect and copyright.
     
  6. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    BUMP!
     
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    Nice work; I like it. On a humorous note, maybe you should have shot the billboard for them, too: my first thought was, "why is she chewing her nails?' LOL :)
     
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    Sweet! Nice editing technique Chris!
     
  9. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Thanks :blushing:

    Can't imagine it's a trick that would get used often though, and I've not a clue where the inspiration to try it this time came from either :lol:
     

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