Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear

Discussion in 'Photoshop Challenges' started by ksmattfish, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OK. I play!

    This is how the camera captured it - RAW file untouched:

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    This is how I presented it here - and everyone raved about it!
    I hate to give away what the photos originally looked like, but the camera HAD to capture SOMETHING good in order to arrive at the result!

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    |)\/8 TPF Noob!

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    Before (RAW file converted to JPG only)

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  3. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sorry for the delay, I got called off the otherday :(

    But anywho, after scanning it at +-0 exposure compensation I realized I dun screwed up

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    Yup, it ain't pretty but, I don't know squat about Photoshop
     
  4. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I wanted to give this one a fast try, hope you don't mind.

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    My challenge to myself was to look at it for 15 seconds and have 45 seconds to see what I could come up with. This was it.
     
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    Actually I do mind, which is why I have the 'My photos are NOT OK to edit' flag.
     
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    Started to read the thread 'cause I'm bored...came across this masterpiece...literally laughed out loud, showed my friend, and posted. Not even gonna read the rest. lol

    I like the idea of showing before and after, to me it's a great tool for learning.
     
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    Groupcaptainbonzo TPF Noob!

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    this does raise an interesting point though.
    Most people tend to think that all statements made on this forum are absolutes. I use photoshop (Obviously means that on every occasion I pay no attention whatever to my photography, knowing that by opening it up in photoshop and tweaking every slider all the way to the end, one is guaranteed a prize winner).

    There is a point at which Photoshop either is, or is not, needed. Just as there is a point at which that slider is not far enough or too far or perfect.and each of these points is at a different place when veiwed by different people.

    what tends to be forgotten is that in photography, this is equally valid when refering to almost anything discussed on this forum.

    Matfish and rufus have demonstrated (QED) that a nice but technically awful family photo, can be saved by the appropriate use of photoshop. As a dissinterested party I would not pay vast amounts of money for either. But as a family member I would LOVE to have either one in my wallet or on my phone or desk. and it would raise a smile and jog a memory or two. Well done fellas.
     
  9. kwc30528

    kwc30528 TPF Noob!

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    Here is one I did about a month ago
     

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    407370 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ok i will bite.

    Before:
    tree1.jpg

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    Not much of the picture left but I like it
    tree2.jpg

    and BW
    treesmall1.jpg
     

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