Help me fix this image!

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  1. d70girl

    d70girl TPF Noob!

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    I played with the curves and contrast in Photoshop, brightened it up a bit, but somehow I ruined the sky. How do I get it to be a normal shade of blue, and maybe even add clouds?

    Feel free to edit it, but you hafta tell me what you did! ;) :mrgreen:

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  2. Remi M.

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    I played around with it a little bit. But I could not get the clouds back. That part is to far blownout.

    I used shadow/highlights. Turned shadow to 0% and highlights to 8%. Than I changed the saturation. I changed the master saturation +15 to bring out the grass. Than in the panel I selected blues. Than I click the eyedroper on the sky and changed the hue to +30. Finaly I used the unsharp mask to sharpen it up a tad.
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    From what you typed I gather the original image is darker. So you should be able to save the clouds. I would use the shadow/highlights and turn up the shadow a bit to lighten up the dark area sand the highlights just a little to increase contrast. Or you could use Curves to do the same thing. Personaly I don't use levels much.

    Now that I look at it I would hand burn the roof to tame the highlights left after sharpening.
     
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    Your image has professional composition. It could have been a wall hanger but for poor quality.
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    There was no simple way to do this. It was fairly labor intensive. It would have been easier to have had the original to work with.
     
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    OMG Midnitejam, how did you get the clouds back from sky? the sky looked like a total loss from the original! did you create them or are they really there?
     
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    This is my fix...I applied a new sky and I adjusted contrast and increased saturation...Its not that good..;)
     
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    I like your fix. Keep in mind that you didn't have a whole lot to work with--the image was noisy and too small--else it would have been a really powerful image. It's composition is spot on.

    The trouble with applying a different sky is that frequent halo you see on the building's roof and the edge of the trees in the top left corner.
     
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    yeah I know I didnt have to work so much but when I start fixing I cant stop myself...
    I have noticed my fault about the sky...I think your sky is better but how did you apply it,because on the shack I see a part of sky I think you didnt send it behind,did ya?
     
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    I saved the wrong layer to jpg when I finished the image in PS. The layer which I intended to keep was perfect in regards to the sky-tree line transition.

    Meotter and cagil, as per your requests, I'm working on putting together a description of the steps I used in my edit. I'll get the info to you shortly...

    Thanks for your interrest.
     

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