Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by saycheese76, Dec 19, 2008.
Does anyone have some specifics as to what I can do in PP to improve this?
clone out the stuff in the background. It's too sharp to give context without taking focus away from your subject.
Technically, you could deal with the hotspots (not a big problem with this image) or bring up the shadows a bit around the eyes.
With his sharp angles, defined features and facial hair, this image may be a good candidate for a fairly aggressive high-pass sharpening that accentuates those features.
Whew. Google is my friend. Howzabout this?
I say :thumbup: to the PP of the face/sweatshirt. However, with the background completely black, he looks as though he's been photoshopped (I think even someone who didn't know about photography would spot this). I am a noob, but did you try selectively blurring the background? (I think that's possible) All in all, nice work.
I think the guy's face, the colors, exposure, etc. are perfect. The background just needs help, and I think utterly removing it looks a bit ... off.
What about something like this?
It's a touch sloppy because I did it in like 2 minutes, but I basically...
1. Selected the area in the background
2. Feathered the selection by a bit
3. Did a brightness reduction bringing it down all the way
4. Did a gaussian blur on it
Yeah. I kind of like the b/g. I like how bringing it down a bit made it fade into the background of the image overall. Thanks for the input, gang!
3rd time's a charm?
little too sharp in my opinion
edit: directed toward previous post
2nd and 3rd are too sharp. it looks unnatural
I'll continue to tinker. Thanks again, guys!
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