Is this pic over PP in your opinion

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by hankejp, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. hankejp

    hankejp TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wausau, Wisconsin
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Messed with the curves in Photoshop on this pic. What is your opinion of it? Overdone?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. a1157814a

    a1157814a TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    i think so..
    too much saturation and gamma
     
  3. TheUndisputed

    TheUndisputed TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kennesaw, GA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    WAY too much processing done to that one. Saturation is all screwed up. I don't see too much of the gamma problem as stated above, just a lot of blown out areas, I would use an exposure adjustment layer on it.
     
  4. hankejp

    hankejp TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wausau, Wisconsin
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks gang. What type of layer adjustment would you do? Here is the original image.


    [​IMG]
     
  5. TheUndisputed

    TheUndisputed TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kennesaw, GA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    [​IMG]

    It needed desaturation, gamma adjusted, exposure turned down, contrast increase, and several other things. The settings for the picture just seem way off. Like the white balance was off, and saturation compensation deifinitely should not hae been used in this photo.
     
  6. hankejp

    hankejp TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wausau, Wisconsin
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    That look tons better than mine. I'm gonna have to look at the setting of the photo once to see what I can find out.


    Did you make this change in photoshop?


    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2009
  7. Mgw189

    Mgw189 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Binghamton, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Much better very nicely done.
     
  8. TheUndisputed

    TheUndisputed TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kennesaw, GA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yes, I made the changes in photoshop.

    Steps:

    1. Selected water, deselected boat.
    2. Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation>Blues
    -Saturation to 0
    ->Cyans
    -Saturation to 18
    ->Greens
    -Saturation to 0
    ->Yellows
    -Satuation to 0
    ->Reds
    -Saturation to 0


    Then I repeated the process adjusting the hues and every color for each portion, the building, the trees, the grass, and the sky.
     
  9. fwellers

    fwellers TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Northern VA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ever watch CSI Miami ? Those pics remind me of that show. Upon return from every commercial break, they show some highly saturated Miami scenes. The colors are very similar to that.
    I actually like it, for what it is.
     
  10. chadsdphoto

    chadsdphoto TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pierre, South Dakota
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I do too, except for the really blown out highlights. Once in a while oversaturated works, like for the CSI special effects described above. Especially at a place like Disney World, which is kind of oversaturated already. The highlights in your first example were jumping right out at me, though. Remember, the eye is naturally drawn to the brightest spots.
     

Share This Page