Photoshop try, CC please!

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Ziggyt2001, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Ziggyt2001

    Ziggyt2001 TPF Noob!

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    I apologize if I am not to have Photoshop works on here! But wanted to see if these pictures looked better or worse and why you think. I am extremely new to being more serious about photography and just recently purchased a D5100 as well as CS5 and Lightroom. Let me know what you think and thank you in advance, good or bad, I just would like to know!

    These are both from point and shoots before. First is my Sony TX1 I think and the 2nd is a friends Olympus Tough camera.

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  2. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    There is a limited amount that can be done to the first because the faces are so underexposed.
    I don't think I could improve the second. Sorry.

    If you are new to Photoshop, this may be beyond your current abilities but, if you like, I can tell you the steps I did.

    Lew

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  3. Majeed Badizadegan

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    Hi Ziggy.

    Looks like you had fun on your cruise. My wife and I have been on quite a few.

    here is a very quick render of how I would have edited both images:

    Horizon straightened.. cropped away the distraction on the right side, brought a little more light to the face and corrected WB as in Travelers edit. Didn't spend much time on that but he was on the right track with the skin colors.


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    Image is noisy and lacked a lot of color info. Not a lot to do with it. I reduced the noise, cropped closer and added vignette specifically to reduce distractions.


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    bianni No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here is my edit on the two images, I did not want to crop so I just extended the image when I rotated Image 1 and on the second image, i just selected areas and pasted them to cover the person on the right.
     
  5. chuasam

    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    When doing Photoshop, treat it as a way to finish images not as a way to try to salvage a bad image.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your thoughts. And chuasam, that definately makes sense. These were just a couple photos I pulled out of our folders to see if I could make them any better, sort of like a couple challenge pictures. I am extremely excited to keep learning about this stuff and getting better. Hopefully I can post some better pictures soon enough. Thanks again!!
     

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