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Old Mar 16, 2005, 4:15 PM   #1
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Hi,

took this really neat shot in the maldives. the problem is the water is dirty and an ugly color (was just a bad spot for pic). Can someone put in some clean turquoise water but still keep the sharks nice and sharp etc..?

Thanks so much to anybody who's up for the challenge!
p.s: had to reduce the size a bit to post, will email the original full size to anybody that's willing to redo it.
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Old Mar 16, 2005, 9:26 PM   #2
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Here's my edited version:


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Old Mar 17, 2005, 7:55 AM   #3
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wow looks great! thanks a lot. but how can u get rid of all the dirt/algae too?
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 9:26 AM   #4
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hope you like it:
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 10:49 AM   #5
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yea, looks beautiful now.. how did you do it? (cause i want to redo it on the full sized original)
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 12:35 PM   #6
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Well this one was the addition of 3 layers, the original, a second as overlay then play with opacity the a thrid with a blue tint applied as color dodge, then each layer had hue and sat applied to deal with red's and magenta's. finally a little clone brush to fix a few reflections and here we have it. The blue of course can be played with on that layer. I also masked certain details to get back some of the sharks color and some of the plants.


Oh and sharpen the bottom layer.


I also tried the underwater action from exchange and that did a nice job but is designed more for pics taken actually under the water so the color correction is usually different.

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Old Mar 17, 2005, 12:49 PM   #7
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Here's my version with PSP8 One Step Photo Fix the set the color temp to 7000


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Old Mar 17, 2005, 12:58 PM   #8
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And this was the underwater action then just the underwater photofilter (standard in CS) no other work.



Actually I like this one better now, think leaving the green add's something, I could go back and address that in the other version but I will leave it now. :-)
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 1:32 PM   #9
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Thanks a lot. I didnt think so many people would try. I decided to give it a shot: this is what i was able to do with some cropping and then healing brush for the dirt:
[img]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Natan/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/maldives/1gb/100NIKON/photoshoped/DSCN1507-edit2.jpg[/img]

tell me what u all think? i think its look pretty good. but how can i add that beautiful blue background that ELC did? Also How can i print it 4x6 bordeless without cutting half the shark??
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Old Mar 18, 2005, 6:36 AM   #10
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I can't see your edit ntan ???

Maybe you've already found you can at least get colours like ELC's first edit by running AutoLevels in Photoshop. You'll probably then need to mask off the sharks and do Gaussian blur on the background. To tone the background,create a new layer and flood fill with a nice blue and blend perhaps in Soft Light mode.

Here's my "Xtreme Makeover" effort.


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