My first edit attempt

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by voodoo_child, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. voodoo_child

    voodoo_child TPF Noob!

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    The original was really underexposed so I downloaded gimp and played around for a while and heres what I got.
    What do you think?

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    [​IMG][​IMG]I increased contrast and lightness and decreased the saturation.
    Its still quite uninteresting though, can someone with some editing skills spice it up a bit?

    Link to original: http://c.imagehost.org/view/0722/original.jpg
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  2. Rachelsne

    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    with increasing the lightness you gained noise, you could try running some noise removal too, you could try keeping the brighter part of the picture darker-in photoshop this would probably be done with layers and layermasks, not sure what the gimp equivelent is.
     
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    Well.... you'll get MUCH better results if you start by editing a photo that's properly exposed. There's only so much recovery you can do.
     
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    voodoo_child TPF Noob!

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    reg: your probably right, it was a hard shot to expose for especially since I was'nt behind the camera. The bright light was intentional btw, the rest just came out too dark.

    Rachelsne: thanks for the tips. Will check out the gimp noise removal and do some research on layers too
     
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    I like it despite the noise and the darkness. If you can't get rid of it, work with it. =)

    I played around with it for 20 minutes so there's a lot of things going on, most importantly NeatImage Noise reduction, which of course eliminates a lot of (already sparse) detail - nevertheless I like the shot a lot.

    Here's my edit, hope you dont mind:

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  6. NateS

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    It hurts my eyes and makes me squint.
     

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