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Old Oct 31, 2009, 3:34 PM   #1
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Default Selective Color- Dragonfly/Butterfly

I have been going crazy altering pictures for this challenge here are two more of my latest attempts.

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Old Oct 31, 2009, 3:35 PM   #2
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Here is a slide show of all or my Selective Color alterations if anyone is interested. Thanks for the fun.

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Old Oct 31, 2009, 3:45 PM   #3
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Butterfly

Here is a slide show of all or my Selective Color alterations if anyone is interested. Thanks for the fun.
The dragonfly works great, the butterfly is over saturated, other wise thay too would work great.

And to my surprise it IS an interesting challenge. I've learned a lot from this thread.

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The first shot, for some reason, reminded me of one of those big Coast Guard helicopters! I agree regarding over saturation on the butterfly.

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Old Oct 31, 2009, 4:39 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback. As for the over saturated Butterfly, I tried toning it down a little. But, I think you're going to have to take it up with the butterfly as I really didn't bump the saturation. I went back and looked. Maybe the vivid setting on my Nikon over did it with the orange? At any rate should I take it down even more?

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Cool shot, you seem to have a lot of great bugs to shoot around your place.
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Out of hundreds of shots of these little beasts so far I have 0 to show for it. This is a great shot. Just a minor change.
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I should have known you'd catch that stem. Thanks, I'll go back and mend that.
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The dragon fly is great. I notice the issue with the stem too . . . but I am not sure how that one would be corrected?
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The dragon fly is great. I notice the issue with the stem too . . . but I am not sure how that one would be corrected?
I replaced the original picture with the corrected version. I simply used the clone tool, looked for matching areas of color and texture and then slowly went over the area until it looked right. I used some of the adjacent wing lace to match the area I was patching. I have found that the trick is not to try and make it look perfect. That is not the way nature works. I developed this technique by spending hours and hours fiddling with the clone tool in both CS4 and PSelements6 on other photos.
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