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Old Feb 9, 2005, 5:37 AM   #1
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What intertested me here isall the birds nestled in the tree, but that also makes it appear very "busy" to me. I thinkit's made worse by the fect that most of the birds are only partially visible. Any suggestions for improving it ? :?


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Old Feb 9, 2005, 7:32 AM   #2
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Take a new photo...

or desaturate the picture except for the birds... like this ->





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Old Feb 9, 2005, 7:44 AM   #3
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It's obvious I need some PS schoolin'. I didn't know you could do those kinds of things. Very nice!


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Old Feb 9, 2005, 7:51 AM   #4
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Thanks Tim,Without some sort of camaflouge outfit I'm not sure if taking another photo would help - I was at the end my zoom range to get this one - one stepcloser and they would have been off!

:-) I really, really like your treatment though. Thanks for the sugggestion - it is most welcomesince I view your postings as among the best bird photos I have seen on this forum orelsewhere.
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 8:55 AM   #5
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Hi there,

I've seen loads of images like this and the effect is superb. Just how did you do this? I have Paintshop Pro, will I be able to achieve a similar result and how long does it take?

Many thanks

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Old Feb 9, 2005, 9:11 AM   #6
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Tim,

You nowhave three students signed up . . (ras2a, mtritt and myself) andmy laptop is packed and ready to go - what time is class starting ?

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Old Feb 9, 2005, 9:13 AM   #7
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lol...im a thicko as photography is a new hobby for me - A LOT to learn
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 9:41 AM   #8
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I'm glad you like the effect. It is very usable for many picture types.

It's very simple.

There are several ways of getting this result.

What i do.. is copy the picture into a new layer on top of the original. Desaturate the top layer, and erase the parts of the picture (or layer mask) the parts I want in color.

:GNothing more.. nothing less !

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Old Feb 9, 2005, 9:54 AM   #9
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Here's another example. I used it because of the same problem. The surroundings draw to much attention.

I used layer mask. (layer -> add layer mask -> reveal all). And the brush with black and white to reveal/hide parts.

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Wow - I think yours would have been great before the effect - now it's primo! Thanks for the mini tutorial - this will be my project for the evening. :-D
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