So often it seems that after I edit an image it looks fake to me. Not just like strange colors or something like that, but the lines and objects just dont' have the clarity or impact they originally had. I'm not sure if it's how i'm editing or not.. but just wondering if you photoshop gurus (Digi Matt or vonnagy or someone...) could help me out here. Here is the original image, just cropped and such... Now here is after a little curves, contrast, saturation... I think that's it. Now to me personally the 2nd one doesn't look as realistic as the first one... does anyone agree with me or am I just strange Maybe post up how you would edit the first one? I dunno... this may be a bad example, but I know it's happened in the past too where I thought this as well.