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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Forgot I still had this one buried in the back directories of my website.
    Okay, what do I do with this one?

    I'm pretty sure there's a good photo in here somewhere, but I'm not sure I've found it. Do I clone out the wooden stool, do a BW convert, or???

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    Thoughts? Suggestions?
     
  2. Bifurcator

    Bifurcator TPF Noob!

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    Looks like a candidate for gradient maps!

    Steps for playing with gradient maps on this image:

    1. Do Levels, click Auto, then bring the middle arrow (center contrast) up by sliding it to the right.
    2. Crop for symmetry.
    3. Scale for web display.
    4. Duplicate the layer 8 or 10 times.
    5. Turn all layers off but one and select that one.
    6. Select Image -> Adjustments -> Gradient Map.
    7. Pick any freaky one that looks too bizarre to be considered.
    8. Then Undo it.
    9. Next select Edit -> Fade Gradient Map and adjust till it looks good.
    10. Turn that layer off and turn another one on and select it.
    11. Repeat from step 6 until all layers are done - it goes by fast!
    12. Select the one(s) you like and post them here. :D
     
  3. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hmmm... good idea, it has possibilities!
     
  4. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    determine why you took this picture.

    determine your audience.

    determine how this picture will satisfy your audience.

    process accordingly.
     

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