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  1. RL168

    RL168 TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    This is a picture I took a few years back with my old digital camera. Here is the original photo.

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    I increased the contrast in photoshop and got this.

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    I noticed there is this blue tint on the background. Anyone know how I can decrease that bluish tint and make the background sharper? Or if you have any suggestions to make this picture better, please let me know. I am using photoshop element 4.0.

    Thanks!
     
  2. mr e

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    I probably would've selected only the background and adjusted the blue levels to reduce the amount of blue, then you can sharpen as well without messing up the foreground.

    I don't know about Photoshop Elements 4.0 specifically, but that's how I'd do it in general
     
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    Nice shot....However I'd try cropping off the sky completely, not level and too much contrasting differences.
     
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    mr e & PNA,

    Thanks for the advice. I'll try it out in photoshop.

    rl168
     
  5. darich

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    I took the liberty of downloading your image and having a play with it on PS CS2 since your images are ok to edit.

    Here's what i got after about 5 minutes worth of editing.

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    i adjusted the levels
    changed to lab colour, selected channels then sharpened the lightness layer.
    converted back to rgb.
    used an orange warmup filter with 25% intensity.
    rotated the image slightly to level the horizon then cropped out the sky and corners of the image where i had blank canvas visible.
    saved the image.
     
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    Now that's what I had in mind......nice!
     
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    Thanks!
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