I need your help :) .....what can you do with this?

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  1. RowmyF

    RowmyF TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys -

    I've been playing with these two shots in Photoshop because I'm just not happy with them straight out of the camera and I can NOT get them to look like what I envision them to be...

    Does anyone here want to play around with them and see what they can do with the photos?

    If ya - PM me and I'll send you the original size.

    Thanks!!

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  2. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just what do you think is lacking? What DO you envision?

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  3. RowmyF

    RowmyF TPF Noob!

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    The pictures look FLAT to me...they're just no popping...they're so mute...don't you think?

    I also would love to get other people's visions on what they think the photo should look like.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well... the lighting is pretty flat. I tried a boost in contrast, a slight rotation, a slight dodge of the skin tones and just a bit of enhancement to the catch lights. Oh... a slight vignette too.

    Anyway, with the flat lighting, I don't think they're gonna "pop."

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    Here's my go:)
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    Here Is my adjustment. I played with colors and curves a lot to make it not as flat. I also worked on the eyes a tad but the quality of this online version isn't to high.

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    (edit) Nevermind

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  8. RowmyF

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    Thanks for all the help!

    April - what did you do to your version ..! Looks good.
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    i think my version is not too dissimilar to Pete's, i worked in a few zones to try and boost contrast a little more, without the overall image going too light or dark. I also changed the colour balance using curves as i thought there was a bit too much magenta in the original.

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    I thought I'd give it a try.. Its fun editing photos. I hope you dont mind.

    I lightened it using curves, added a bit of contrast. I then saturated the red a tiny bit.

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    Ok, here's my go. I'm not a pro at pp so... But I thought it'd be fun to try. I sharpened, adjusted the curve, dodged the eyes, cropped and did a color balance. Then I increased the saturation.

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