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      09-07-2011, 10:59 PM   #353
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I try to avoid as much post as possible, I just want to take care of the main things like contrast and temperature.... that being said, i'm getting a lot more used to LR and have been changing exposure in different parts of pictures, even having 2 exposures on someones face to help even things out.

LR has some pretty great control abilities.

I barely touch CS5 if i can help it, it's a bit over complicated for what i need.

I did my first real attempt at an HDR the other day just to see if i could figure it out, sadly, i used the same picture for all 3 shots/exposures that i merged as i didn't do a proper bracket, it worked out ok however. Something i'll have to experiment some more with given some more time.
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      09-08-2011, 03:12 AM   #354
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Took this one a LONG time ago, but just got around to PP it now...tell me what you think

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      10-05-2011, 03:11 AM   #357
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Maybe not car related, but I made this word document to show another forum how I made a made a picture of a Finnish rifle backed by a Finnish flag.
You guys all probably know all this and are way beyond my skills.
I know PS 4.0 is really basic, but I like the calendar creator that lets you make calendars by the month instead of having to make a whole year's worth. I like to make calendars with my pictures.

Here is a tutorial on the steps I took to create my Finn M39 picture using Photoshop Elements 4.0.

1. I took the picture of the rifle with a Panasonic FZ-20 camera using two Vivitar 283 flashes. The first flash was connected to the camera by a cable and the second was triggered by a slave unit. The slave flash was pointed at the ceiling and the flash on the camera was pointed at the floor (or rug in this case). The rifle was just set on two chairs in my living room:



2. I used the magic extractor to separate the rifle from the background and rotated the rifle to fit diagonally in the frame. I also resized the picture to 700 width.



3. I then worked on the background. I chose a small round Finnish flag badge. The original size was 107X107. I resized to to 600X600 to make it easier to work on:



4. I used the liquify filter to reshape the circle into a square shape:



5. I lightened the image, cropped it and resized it to 600X200:



6. I used the splatter filter to give the Finnish flag some texture:



7. I then moved the rifle onto the Finnish flag background:

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Maybe not car related, but I made this word document to show another forum how I made a made a picture of a Finnish rifle backed by a Finnish flag.
You guys all probably know all this and are way beyond my skills.
I know PS 4.0 is really basic, but I like the calendar creator that lets you make calendars by the month instead of having to make a whole year's worth. I like to make calendars with my pictures.

Here is a tutorial on the steps I took to create my Finn M39 picture using Photoshop Elements 4.0.

1. I took the picture of the rifle with a Panasonic FZ-20 camera using two Vivitar 283 flashes. The first flash was connected to the camera by a cable and the second was triggered by a slave unit. The slave flash was pointed at the ceiling and the flash on the camera was pointed at the floor (or rug in this case). The rifle was just set on two chairs in my living room:



2. I used the magic extractor to separate the rifle from the background and rotated the rifle to fit diagonally in the frame. I also resized the picture to 700 width.



3. I then worked on the background. I chose a small round Finnish flag badge. The original size was 107X107. I resized to to 600X600 to make it easier to work on:



4. I used the liquify filter to reshape the circle into a square shape:



5. I lightened the image, cropped it and resized it to 600X200:



6. I used the splatter filter to give the Finnish flag some texture:



7. I then moved the rifle onto the Finnish flag background:

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previous two pics (swan, girl)i like the before more than the after
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previous two pics (swan, girl)i like the before more than the after
the color temperature is horribly incorrect on the before.
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      10-10-2011, 04:39 AM   #360
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took these about a month ago here you go guys! .

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Took this photo of a friend just to practice facial manipulation. I have to get better at my airbrushing/mixer brushing. It just looks too fake at this point.
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Took this the other night. I was so happy to be able to keep sodium vapor streetlamps out of the frame. I can't wait until they all change to mercury vapors once and for all.

It was a 247 second exposure.
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      10-14-2011, 09:02 AM   #363
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Hey Judd,

Try doing more of your airbrushing in ACR. The spot removal tool is perfect for portrait shots. Once you have spots cleared up, adjust for color and light and so on. Then open in PS, duplicate the layer, and add a surface blur to the top layer. Set the sliders to ~10 for both and adjust to taste. It'll look a bit fake, but then you can adjust the opacity of the blurred layer so it looks more natural. Then flatten and do whatever additional processing you need.






And I know what you mean about street lights. Last night we were out walking and I saw a great scene with the nearly full moon and Venus (I think) shining down on a small pond with a fountain. It would have made a great long exposure image except for the damn street light behind me lighting up the foreground.
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Thanks for your help! I was more just doing some smoothing for when I added more pronounced cheekbones; I wanted to blend the shadows. It was really an experiment to see how different she could look. I have even scarier edits, don't you worry.
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Sometimes over-the-top stuff looks good. When it's meant to look fake you might as well go radical. I could see doing a few more edits of her where she'd look seriously evil-beauty like.
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      10-31-2011, 12:35 PM   #366
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Ok... so I guess it's not exactly what you were looking for, in the spirit of this thread.
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Damn, I was about to be very impressed, Chewy.
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It still took me like 3 hours Mark! Damn three coats of paint
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haha... it's tougher than it looks. Plus, I'll have to admit that I did have a lot of fun.
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Here is before and after of dogs playing. I didnt take the pic, just did the PP.





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I like that photo a lot for some reason. I PS'd it myself since I have a lot of time on my hands. Adjusted the highlights and shadows mostly I also started removed the lighting hitting the car. I'm no pro at PS'ing but did a good amount of it though rear still needs to be done and to touch up a lot on the front fender and door but it's getting very late. Also, I use way to much heal brush.

Edit: Just noticed the front bumper is all pixelated or whatever it's called... all well.

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