Post production help please!!!!

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  1. bapp

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    Anyone have any ideas on how I could give thins image a little more Ooommph (yes that is a technical term)?

    I'm just a little stumped, I don't want to go over board with P.S but I feel it is lacking something. It might be fine as it is, I think I'm having a little creative block.

    Anyway any thoughts appreciated!

    B.

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    Maybe something like this?

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    Duplicated layer
    Shadow/highlights, opacity to 28%
    Some contrast with curves, masked away from the dark parts of the grass and the clouds to keep some information
    Pulled saturation up +17
    Made a gradient in the sky to get rid of some noise and some more tone variation there
    Made a black to transparent gradient in the sky, set to softlight, opacity 54%

    This was a really quick edit but I think it was pretty ok. There is still some noise in the sky though.
     
  3. bapp

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    Thanks mate I ended up using a black gradient for the sky and just playing with the individual RBG curves, i was looking for more of a cold cinematic feel, although urs looks good!!

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    Ok! Looks pretty nice. You have gotten a halo around her head though, probably due to the gradient. And try running it through NeatImage or a similar program to get rid of some noise in the sky.
     
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    Is that noise or compression?
     
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    Ok cheers Martin, I did notice the Halo but didnt think it was that obvious, I'll have to sort it out!
     

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