Photoshop Skills

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by AUZambo, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. AUZambo

    AUZambo TPF Noob!

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    Here's a before and after of a shot I took a couple of weeks ago. I posted the after pic in general gallery just to see what everyone thought, but I'd almost have more input on how I edited it. What would y'all have done differently? I've obviously got ALOT to learn about getting the exposure correct to begin with! Would center weighted spot metering be what I should have used? Also, I think I lightened the second a little too much...I feel I lost some of the "early morning" feel.

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  2. EOS_JD

    EOS_JD TPF Noob!

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    In your after image, look at Image>Adjustments>Levels. That gapon the left should not be there. Bring in the black slider till it touches the start of the graph and it makes a big difference (adding contrast)
     
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    cHeeunIT890 TPF Noob!

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    the one you posted up is a little bland. there's no color or contrast to really make out any details. i would've done something more like this:

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    steps i did (in order)
    -cropped
    -levels
    -curves
    -increased color saturation using levels in lab mode
    -added selective color layers to touch up some parts
     

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