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Old Aug 20, 2004, 4:31 PM   #1
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As a newbie to this stuff, this is what I've been looking for. Hope you guys will give this photo a try - or is it not worth the effort? All I did was resize and add to photobucket.



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Old Aug 20, 2004, 4:55 PM   #2
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Here is my first attempt at it. I applied auto contrast adjustment, clarify, auto saturation adjustment in Paint Shop Pro 7. As an afterthought, I did a sharpen, also.



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Old Aug 20, 2004, 5:52 PM   #3
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Here is a shot...just tried to bring out colors a bit and emphasize splashes of sunlight on the forest floor, esp in the foreground.



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These are both nice improvements. Surf, glad you did decide to post! I love your avatar - much like my beloved missing Kitty.
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Old Aug 20, 2004, 6:48 PM   #5
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Cal & dig,
Thanx for the attempts. Both are improvements, and I appreciate you describing how you made the changes. I'm still using the "auto" settings in Photoshop Elements 2.0. I'm going to play with it again, and post it for you guys to critique.

monkey, Thanx for the comments - there are times I would ALMOST let you have him, but at 16, he's set in his ways, and I guess I am too.

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Old Aug 20, 2004, 7:28 PM   #6
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OK people,
I'm trying to learn, so negative comments are appreciated ALMOST as much as positive comments. :O
All I did was to lighten just a tad, a slight increase in saturation, and I auto sharpened.
This is an attempt to bring out the colors in the stumps without turning the greens "neon".



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Old Aug 21, 2004, 1:47 AM   #7
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I tried to bring the stumps out as the most noticable thing in the photo




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Old Aug 21, 2004, 4:48 AM   #8
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aladyforty wrote:
[quote]I tried to bring the stumps out as the most noticable thing in the photo [quote]



What did you do to darken the background and not the stumps?
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Old Aug 21, 2004, 5:52 AM   #9
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Magnetic lassoed the stumps and worked on those alone, this was after I worked on the whole photo.
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I use Paintshop Pro 8.
  • *Paste into PSP8, duplicate layer.

    *Automatic Contrast Enhancement. Settings; Bias: Darker, Strength: Normal, Appearance: Natural.

    *Automatic Saturation Enhancement. Setting; Bias: Normal, Strength: Strong.

    *Duplicate Layer. Clarify at level 3. Delete the background around this layer to leave the stumps. Sharpen. Set layer to 18% opacity.

    *Duplicate the layer before last (the one with contrast and saturation changes) and delete the stump. The layer above this with only the stumps allows me to do this quickly.

    *Soft Focus. Settings; Focus Softness: 54%, Focus Edge Importance: 47%, Include Scattered Light, Halo Amount: 5%, Halo Size: 20%, Halo Visibility: 10%.

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