PP Help Please

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  1. max3k

    max3k TPF Noob!

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    I really liked this photo of my son, but im not sure what or how to make it better thru PP. Can anyone help?

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    I took it thru a chain link fence.

    Canon Rebel XS 18-55 EFS lense

    1/1000 f4.5 ISO100

    I have Corel PxP 2. Would like to blow the image up pretty big, but photobucket resizes it because its too big. What can i do
    thanks in advance!
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    In ACR: set white balance and color correct. Open in Photoshop: Straighten, crop, clone, dodge, burn, sharpen, add border. You'll be able to do a better job with the whole file. It would be VERY helpful if it was shot as a RAW capture.

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    KmH, what did you do to bring out hilights in the shirt?
     
  5. max3k

    max3k TPF Noob!

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    I will try those. Thanks for the help. I do need to try shooting in RAW.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    That's proprietary info Bitter....But, for a fellow TPF member what the heck.

    I set the Clarity to +75 in ACR. The clarity slider actually boosts the mid-tone contrast.
     
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    It also created one heck of a halo around the boy.
     
  8. max3k

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    what camera settings might have helped out before PP? I plan on doing this same shot for everyone on the team next weekend.
     
  9. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Nah, that's from my quick late night, didn't bother to mask, dodge and burn.
     
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    The image you posted was properly exposed, just crooked. Make sure your camera is level to the lines. That will save a step in post.
     
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    I tried more of a dreamy "glamour" glow effect. Just another idea. :thumbup:
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    actually i think that kid was pitching uphill.......crazy little league rules. :lmao:
     

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