latest wedding (with new ideas)

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  1. wxnut

    wxnut TPF Noob!

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    Here is my latest work. On the couple outside ones where it looks "not real", its cause it isnt. It was a BLAH overcast day and I wanted to spice up the pictures. I am going for something that will make people go "hmmm, thats different, but I like it". I selected the sky and used clouds in CS2, and then I darkened the windows and edges of the building. I then added glow. Comments?

    Also, I know most of you frown on selective coloring, but I did some "UN"traditional coloring. Comments?

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  2. Nurd

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    I like the pictures and the Idea in number six, but I don't like the skies in 2 and 11. Maybe if you put a more realistic sky it would look better.
     
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    Nice work. I don't mind the added sky in #2...but it doesn't look as good in #11.
     
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    Sorry, but I can spot a photoshop clouds filter from miles away. It just doesn't look real. Take a picture of a nice sky and use that, not the filter.
     
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    I must agree, I think the skies look pretty bad in both. Too obviously computerized, and for me it actually detracts from the B&G in both shots. They may actually like it, it's all subjective, of course.

    I think your strongest images here are the ones with the least amount of processing. Very simple, lovely wedding shots, with nice expressions and poses, ie #7 through 10. :thumbup:
     
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    #1, #10, and #11 are the ones I like. I agree that the sky could look more realistic.
     
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    Yeah, I agree about the skies. I think if you tried using a blue that was a little closer to white it would look more natural. The sky is never THAT blue. And, it almost never comes out that blue on camera, so that's what really makes it look odd. Those two are great shots, so I would love to see them with the sky redone. I would be willing to give it a shot for you if you'd like.
     
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    it's not the blue, it's the clouds. They look too fake.

    love this series, but no no to the sky.








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    Here's a quick try, I would certainly redo the clouds, but I think this is a pretty big improvement without having to go through the whole entire process again. What did the sky look like originally? A lot of the time if it's too white, it can be brought back in photoshop without going in and actually adding a completely new sky. Hope my example helps!

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    Yeah that IS a big improvement, but I think a real sky would look nicer :p
     
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    i love #6 thats a great way to use selective coloring. :thumbup:
     
  12. wxnut

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    Thanks for the comments everyone. I guess I didnt fully explain in my first post. I was going for the fake look. Something to make it look like they were in some sort of fantasy land. I totally agree the sky looks fake, but I just wanted to try something "different and artistic". BTW the couple really liked them.

    Thanks again for looking and commenting.

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