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Old Feb 22, 2004, 6:30 PM   #1
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A quick snapshot of a backlit flag that turned out pretty well IMO.



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It's a little bit oversaturated, but I think it works in this picture. (I didn't change the saturation of the flag. That's how it came out of the camera.)

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Old Feb 23, 2004, 6:52 AM   #2
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Yes, it's fine for me too.

2 suggestions :
- I would horizontally flip it to restore the usual "direction" of flags.
- I would digitally erase those threads on the center left part of the flag ( and maybe attach that "ripped" white part on the bottom left , If my eyes are seeing correctly ).

It would be nice to find a way to have the stars better stand out from the blue part (beside unsharp mask, which was good) but I don't know how. Someone knows ?
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 7:43 AM   #3
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Great shot, I would love to see the starts a bit more, but the colors are very nice.

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Yes, it's fine for me too.

2 suggestions :
- I would horizontally flip it to restore the usual "direction" of flags.
- I would digitally erase those threads on the center left part of the flag ( and maybe attach that "ripped" white part on the bottom left , If my eyes are seeing correctly ).

It would be nice to find a way to have the stars better stand out from the blue part (beside unsharp mask, which was good) but I don't know how. Someone knows ?
I tried.....

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Old Feb 23, 2004, 10:59 AM   #5
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.... and succeded indeed !

Nice work : is it a secret the way u have enhanced the stars in such a natural way ?
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ooh nice picture! and nice job with post processing! did you just paint in where the stars were? (which would be long and tedious) or somehow select them and Hue Saturate?
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I tried a few things, but ended up lassoing each of the stars with 1 pixel of feathering then filled them with white and changed the opacity to something like 30% (all on a new layer of course)

Didn't take too long, probably about 15 mins total.
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I tried a few things, but ended up lassoing each of the stars with 1 pixel of feathering then filled them with white and changed the opacity to something like 30% (all on a new layer of course)

Didn't take too long, probably about 15 mins total.
Bravo !
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oh cool! that works!
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