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EVPohovich
10-31-2005, 08:50 PM
Time to work on touching up your photos. So let's see those photos before and after POSTPROCESSING

Use this week's theme creatively and let's see those photos!!

As always, the Ru|3z:

This is NOT a PhotoShop battle it is a photography battle. Only slightly touched up photos may be submitted. - SUSPENDED FOR THIS WEEK!!!
Let's keep the file and image size under FK guidelines (under 750 px wide).
All photographs must be related to the current weekly theme.
Photographs must be taken by the idividual posting (no stealing photos).
Use any camera (ie. cellphone, point-and-shoot, disposable) just submit!
Multiple submission are welcomed.
Photos must be no more than a week old. Take some NEW pictures people!


Have fun, get creative, post as often as you like.


Note: All images and/or photographs posted in this thread are the private property of the individual posting. No rights are given to anyone viewing this post. Use of any image posted in this thread is illegal and punishable by law, unless express permission is given by the photographer.

Themed Photography :: Week 1 :: 500 ft (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=615575)
Themed Photography :: Week 2 :: TRANSPORT (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=616941)
Themed Photography :: Week 3 :: COMBO (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=618374)
Themed Photography :: Week 4 :: RIMS (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=619749)
Themed Photography :: Week 5 :: SHADOWS (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=620968)
Themed Photography :: Week 6 :: BLACK & WHITE (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=622187)
Themed Photography :: Week 7 :: REFLECTIONS (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=623749)
Themed Photography :: Week 8 :: CREATIVE SELF PORTRAIT (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=624805)
Themed Photography :: Week 9 :: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=626071)
Themed Photography :: Week 10 :: ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=627270)
Themed Photography :: Week 11 :: SKIN (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=628785)
Themed Photography :: Week 12 :: FLOWERS (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=630007)
Themed Photography :: Week 13 :: NIGHT SHOTS (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=631239)
Themed Photography :: Week 14 :: FOOD and DRINK (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=632474)
Themed Photography :: Week 15 :: BLUE (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=633733)
Themed Photography :: Week 16 :: TIME (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=634604)
Themed Photography :: Week 17 :: SCAVENGE (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=635885)
Themed Photography :: Week 18 :: DOORS (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=637045)
Themed Photography :: Week 19 :: GLASS (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=637892)
Themed Photography :: Week 20 :: WATER (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=639597)
Themed Photography :: Week 21 :: EXPOSURE (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=642708)
Themed Photography :: Week 22 :: FLASH (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=645197)
Themed Photography :: Week 23 :: MOTION (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=648695)
Themed Photography :: Week 24 :: ROUND THINGS (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=650785)
Themed Photography :: Week 25 :: METAL (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=652008)
Themed Photography :: Week 26 :: LANDSCAPES (http://flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=654200)

ctranter
11-01-2005, 07:17 AM
Should be interesting.

robbmcaulay
11-01-2005, 01:24 PM
Kind of contradicted yourself in the rules, e :D

ctranter
11-01-2005, 02:07 PM
Suspended for this week ;)

ctranter
11-01-2005, 04:46 PM
First batch of photos from holiday.

http://static.flickr.com/28/58664787_45179ca22f_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/28/58664788_2a3f257e77_o.jpg


http://static.flickr.com/32/58664309_c3a3eea966_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/30/58664311_33138ff810_o.jpg


http://static.flickr.com/32/58664305_7d6e69b28c_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/26/58664306_0852258456_o.jpg

WannaBe_80z
11-01-2005, 04:51 PM
Very nice.

mcmg
11-01-2005, 05:21 PM
ctranter: great job, especially on the first one! where were those taken?


I :hug: mountains.

ctranter
11-01-2005, 06:52 PM
Thanks, those three are taken from 2200m above Chamonix in the French Alps.

aversion
11-01-2005, 08:11 PM
Great job on those chris.


http://mute.rigent.com/other/pre-post.jpg

WannaBe_80z
11-01-2005, 10:38 PM
I know someone like Aversion might not wanna give away his magic. But maybe a little blurb about what you did and how you did what is shown in the images you all post?

aversion
11-02-2005, 08:49 AM
Hehe, no magic, I just added two layers, one a curves layer to push back the blue in the red and bring out the browns. The other a photo filter layer, blended with multiply, with a layer mask to be selective about the effect.

tonytryout
11-02-2005, 08:57 AM
great postwork here!

Btw, am using Photoshop CS but I don't see curves layer or photo filter layer?

aversion
11-02-2005, 09:23 AM
great postwork here!

Btw, am using Photoshop CS but I don't see curves layer or photo filter layer?
At the bottom of layers palette, click on the circled button.

http://mute.rigent.com/other/layers.jpg

ctranter
11-02-2005, 10:25 AM
I can honestly say I have never used a mask in my life, Whats the big deal, everyone seems to use them, what am I missing out on?

WannaBe_80z
11-02-2005, 10:53 AM
What is the difference between the curves(or any of those) layer compared to just doing it to your layer? so you can take them off whenever?

tonytryout
11-02-2005, 10:58 AM
cheers mate -- tried them out. Never knew about or realised how powerful they are!

aversion
11-02-2005, 10:59 AM
I can honestly say I have never used a mask in my life, Whats the big deal, everyone seems to use them, what am I missing out on?
Layer masks are useful for any selective editing, if you're not doing anything selective you probably won't miss them. But by using a mask you can recreate the effects of a graduation filter for example. Sometimes I use them when doing B&W conversions, using two channel mixer layers effecting different parts of the image to get the result I want.

They are essential for the fake depth of field stuff I do, as an example of really selective editing.

For this image of a streetcar:

http://mute.rigent.com/other/streetcar.jpg (http://mute.rigent.com/index.php?ladat=2005-03-08)

I used this layer mask:

http://mute.rigent.com/other/layermask.jpg


What is the difference between the curves(or any of those) layer compared to just doing it to your layer? so you can take them off whenever?
So you can take them off but also so you can effect different layers with them. I could drag two layers under that curves layer and it would effect them both, or I could drag one above so it only effects one. It's just more flexible all the way around. The curves adjustments you make remain editable as well, so if, for example, you add a selective colour layer after you've done your curves, you can go back and adjust the curves appropriately without having to start again.

ctranter
11-02-2005, 11:40 AM
Thanks miles, that amazing. My way works but its much less efficient. For that sort of thing I basicaly have millions of separate layers. Ill have to learn how to use them at some point now :)

robbmcaulay
11-02-2005, 12:38 PM
First batch of photos from holiday.

Awesome CT, How do you fiddle the contrast so well? :thumbsup:

ctranter
11-02-2005, 02:08 PM
Thanks robb. The way I do it is to create duplicate layers for areas of light and dark - usually foreground and sky. And then use 'levels' to adjust these individualy.

Here is another.

http://static.flickr.com/31/57747770_b0563c2b9d_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/28/59032267_f074900793_o.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/33/59032266_95844f7b3f_o.jpg

EVPohovich
11-03-2005, 06:43 PM
Nice work everyone. Was on a walk today and saw this dead soldier on the side of the road.
http://providersweb.safepages.com/images/ram1a.jpg

and 5 minutes later:
http://providersweb.safepages.com/images/ram1.jpg

WannaBe_80z
11-03-2005, 10:05 PM
That is 256mb!! noooo1!!!!!!!


Nice job there EV

MsPamela
11-04-2005, 09:36 PM
Ok, I cheat! :-) I downloaded Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/index.html) from Google and it has these quicky fixes...... I adjusted the lighting a bit then pressed "WARM" and "GLOW" :thumbsup: Great little program for when you don't have time to open up Photoshop, and amazingly, it is FREE! I found it when I was looking for something easy for my daughter to use for the digital camera I bought her.


Before Picasa
http://www.palettemasters.com/FK/photo/fkb.jpg
After Picasa
http://www.palettemasters.com/FK/photo/fka.jpg

Before Picasa
http://www.palettemasters.com/FK/photo/fk2.jpg
After Picasa
http://www.palettemasters.com/FK/photo/fk1.jpg

Before Picasa
http://www.palettemasters.com/FK/photo/fk02.jpg
After Picasa
http://www.palettemasters.com/FK/photo/fk01.jpg

robbmcaulay
11-04-2005, 10:27 PM
I need to start trying some more post-pro, there's hardly any I can find!

http://www.robbmc.com/misc/fk/toilet1.jpg

http://www.robbmc.com/misc/fk/toilet2.jpg

Ms. Pam, no shame in using Picasa to touch up, so long as you know how to achieve the same results in PS, so you can fine tune it more ;)

WannaBe_80z
11-07-2005, 05:13 PM
Where the hell did you find that toilet? hope that isn't from your house :)

carly1979
11-08-2005, 04:56 AM
http://board.flashkit.com/board/
old?!

nordberg
11-08-2005, 10:53 AM
yep, that's old. but great post!

robbmcaulay
11-08-2005, 11:01 AM
BUSTED!

Like I said, this thread made me realise how little post-production I do, I was struggling to find any at all!

This thread also made me realise how blurry that toilet is! :D

carly1979
11-08-2005, 12:22 PM
hehe. made me realise that for some reason that pictre of the toilet really stuck in my head from when i saw it a couple of months back :D

WannaBe_80z
11-08-2005, 10:31 PM
Yeah, great image.

Bobalouy
11-12-2005, 10:42 AM
Just did this photo for a site Im building, only had a few minutes to snap a pic of the car, and I only had a halogen shop light. So the red looked terrible when I got home.

Befor:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/bobalouy/Photography/jimscar.jpg
After: Really trying to make the engine swap stand out.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/bobalouy/Photography/jimscar2.jpg

robbmcaulay
11-12-2005, 11:10 AM
Wow, nicely done, could almost pass as a 3D model...

I would desaturate the red of the body a little more to make it really stand out ;)

carly1979
11-12-2005, 12:46 PM
original....
http://the2ofus.co.uk/FK/original.jpg


after a little tweaking...
http://the2ofus.co.uk/FK/lauraonbeach4smaller.jpg

tonytryout
11-12-2005, 01:06 PM
that's great work, carly.

was stitching involved?

carly1979
11-12-2005, 01:44 PM
thank you.

does stitching mean putting more than one photo together?
if so, nope, this was one photo :)

robbmcaulay
11-12-2005, 03:43 PM
does stitching mean putting more than one photo together?

It does indeed! :)

carly1979
11-12-2005, 04:17 PM
thanks robb :thumbsup:

robbmcaulay
11-12-2005, 04:35 PM
No worriees, and to make it clearer for others, stitching is putting more that one photo together... to make a larger image (it may be wider or taller, depends), not simply overlapping and blending ;)

Here's one from me...

http://www.robbmc.com/misc/fk/ice_before.jpg

http://www.robbmc.com/misc/fk/ice_after.jpg

carly1979
11-20-2005, 12:24 PM
original
http://www.the2ofus.co.uk/FK/frostytallsmall.jpg

edited
http://www.the2ofus.co.uk/FK/frostytall.jpg

edit: looking at it now, with that great big shaddow at the bottom of the photo, it looks rubbish. oh well.

carly1979
11-20-2005, 12:30 PM
original
http://www.the2ofus.co.uk/FK/frostyswanssmalloriginal.jpg

edited
http://www.the2ofus.co.uk/FK/frostyswanssmall.jpg

skill_guy101
11-26-2005, 08:41 PM
It would be cool if someone posted a photo that has had nothing done to it, upload it and everyone tweaks it. Then we can compare the different outcomes and discuss the different techniques used. would that be helpful for anyone else?

ctranter
11-27-2005, 09:50 AM
good idea, whos up for supplying a photo?

skill_guy101
11-27-2005, 10:49 AM
You :)

lefteyewilly
11-27-2005, 06:05 PM
Ok, this photo was taken for an ad at work. The hotel got in at the last minute, but it had happened to snow in our area this week, but i needed a photo for the ad. So, i had to remove all of the snow as the majority of their guests will be coming in the summer. It took a while to do it, but i'm pretty happy with the results.

And BTW, both of these below have had the business name and logo removed from the building because i took them for my job, and technically the photos aren't my property.
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5331/dsc00471original0yd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/1000/dsc00471edit0df.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

robbmcaulay
11-27-2005, 06:14 PM
Woooooow, really nice job! How long did that take?

Now you just have the car to remove :D

lefteyewilly
11-27-2005, 06:15 PM
Timewise, it took about 1.5 hours. I'm not sure if im going to remove the car.

robbmcaulay
11-27-2005, 06:20 PM
:D I was only joking about the car!

I think the car adds to the image, especially for an advert. Don't want it to look too desolate :)

WannaBe_80z
11-27-2005, 06:29 PM
That is really well done, good job!