Oh No! Cute idea, horrible outcome...

Discussion in 'Photoshop Challenges' started by ElectricHarmony, May 31, 2006.

  1. ElectricHarmony

    ElectricHarmony TPF Noob!

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    Basically I just LOVE the picture below, but the lack of sky, white bushes, and washed out skin ruins it for me:( Anyone have any photoshop tricks up their sleeve to fix the problem? I already realize the multitude of errors we made taking it, but it was a silly moment and now I hope it can be fixed because we love the expressions:) thanks guys! I hope it's possible.



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  2. JohnMF

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    do you want someone to have a go at editing it for you or do you want some tips and ideas on how you could make it better?

    Off the top of my head i would say that you could add a little contrast and saturation, maybe cut and paste you and your boyfriend on to a different, more pleasing back ground (without making it look tacky that is)

    to be honest though i think it looks ok as is, for a snap shop
     
  3. Philip Weir

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    You can't put in what aint there. You obviously exposed for the two people, who were in the shade. You probably should have either used a fill-in flash or a reflector to brighten the subject, then the exposure would have balanced with the background [sky]. Your only way out now is to superimpose a sky with Photoshop into the original shot. Good luck.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ElectricHarmony, I moved your question about what to do to rescue this photo (nice one! :D) to the Photoshop Challenges in the Photo Themes. Someone might come up with an idea and show you their edit. Be warned: some edits might also just be fun edits, so maybe you also get results that are to be taken with a grain (or two even) of salt ;). Let's see what happens, hm?
     
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    Either one would be awesome and greatly appreciated:)

    Good ideas! I'll try, but it sounds advanced lol
     
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    I know, I'm kickin' myself now:( The problem is we were 100 feet in the air on a rickity old SkyFari;)
     
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    Wow that's so cool! Thank you :hugs:
     
  8. Philip Weir

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    This I hope will work, I just did a quick retouch [took about a minute], but if the image I did goes through, I'm a genius, although only an amateur one. It will be the first time I've been able to transfer an image.
    Philip.
     
  9. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Philip, I just helped you be the genius you have always wanted to be :biggrin: - (just a little).
    When linking pics from Photobucket to here, go to the third line, the one that already has the [ IMG]...[ /IMG] wraps around the photo URL, and if that is pasted in here, your photo will show right away.
    And I do like your work on this photo!
     
  10. Philip Weir

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    Thanks "LaFoto" Your advice is greatly appreciated. I will do another image
    for you in the morning and send it through. Philip.
     
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    Heres mine:

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    Used some cloud brushes made from pics of real clouds and the Gradient tool
     
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    Wow you did a great job, and I love this shade of blue! Thank you :hugs:
     

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