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  1. ArmoredCavalry

    ArmoredCavalry TPF Noob!

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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Whoa...

    Start by taking everything you did in post processing to that image and not doing it. :lol: Sorry man, that's just WAY overdone... to the point of making it impossible to comment on the image because I don't know what in the image is real and what was caused by your edits.

    Can I suggest putting the image up relatively untouched and we can go from there?
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry, I'm with Chris on this one; way, way too much!
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ok... on your original... its a bit overexposed, but overall not a bad shot. No real subject in the shot, though... not that interesting, per se.

    I can't comment on how to do that overprocessed-to-a-point-of-looking like-a-painting thing... though there are some defects in the artists approach ... look closely around the trees. Interesting. Also interesting that you can get a ridiculously large image right on that site. Not too smart.

    Anyway... I'll leave it to someone who knows how to do that better. :)
     
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    ArmoredCavalry TPF Noob!

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    It might look a little strange because I believe he used a sky from another photo. The guy is pretty good though (if you like his kind of style, you may not):
    http://nuahs.deviantart.com/art/The-Old-Farm-70488282


    What ya mean?
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    He's certainly pretty good, but I'm surprised that I was able to find the errors around the trees so easily.

    What I mean on the surprised bit is if you click on his image you get this gigantic sized version right on your screen. I could save that off and take it down to a local shop and have them print it, no problem. Easy for theft. (not that I would, of course)
     
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    ArmoredCavalry TPF Noob!

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    I dunno, I'm not sure they are errors. You are talking about the slight haze around the trees? If you look inside the haze it actually goes back to the normal color of the sky, so it mighta actually been made like that on purpose.

    Deviantart is a pretty famous site. If you work with photos, its pretty nice place to post em. There is an option to put a watermark on the large picture. He purposely didn't so that people can enjoy it as a wallpaper. It's sorta like an advertisement for his other work.
     
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    nah, it's an outline around the trees where he did some kind of "sloppy" selection for the super-imposed sky. It's a nitpick, I admit...

    Ah. That makes sense.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    From a pure photoshop created look, I think it can work but you still need an effective photograph from which to build on.... From that perspective, manaheim was correct:

    No matter how much post processing you throw at it, you still need a good photo underneath. As for the "look", it is a matter of tastes just like cross-processing, HDR, etc... At times crossing more into graphic arts and air brushing than photographic... like in the "old farm" photo.
     

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