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Old Jun 27, 2004, 4:45 PM   #1
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The original shot has been taken in the sunset, focus on the plant.

In Photoshop I burned the part above the horizon and dodged the one on the ground with huge soft brushes.

Still, I manually burned an oval vignette around the sun.

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Old Jun 27, 2004, 5:58 PM   #2
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nice shot...great colors, i like the "frame" around the sun...works nicely

i see a ovalish area that is burnt (i get them confused..made lighter? lol) more than the rest..i think it would be best if you burnt(or dodged...lol) the rest of the stuff below the horizon....

nice idea...i like the effect!

you must like playing in photoshop...you come up with some great ideas...keep posting them, i enjoy reading your process..

gj on the shot!

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Old Jun 27, 2004, 8:08 PM   #3
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I love the little sun going down and the weeds in the foreground. It's a lazy summer day when we still had summers off (Vito!). It's after the hard playing's done but before Mom calls you in to bed. Nice.
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 8:27 AM   #4
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Excellent manipulation, Sergio!

(Wouldn't it have been easier to use the gradient tool set to multiply?)

Vito: Burning is what film photographers in the darkroom do, exposing portions of the paper longer, "burning in" those portions that they want to be darker. It's the exact opposite of exposure in a camera where length of time will equal an increase in light, eventually leading to overexposure.
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(Wouldn't it have been easier to use the gradient tool set to multiply?)
Maybe, even if the oval shape does not exist !

However, I wanted to experiment vignettes with the burn tool, that's why.
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Old Jun 29, 2004, 7:38 AM   #6
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Sergio, I know you use Photoshop Elements, so I'm not sure if it has the Quick Mask tool. With it, you can mask out anything you don't want affected, then you can use gradients to create the same kind of oval. I love Quick Mask because of how it gives much finer control in the selection process than do any of the other selection tools. But if it isn't in Elements...:sad:
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I have Photoshop but haven't installed it yet, afraid my comp can't handle it. When I get brave, if I have room, I can keep Elements, too - then I would (theoretically) be able to discern the differences.
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thanks barbara...i ALWAYs choose the wrong tool....lol...dodge when i want to darken it, and burn when i want to lighten....but i won't anymore! haha...thanks!

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