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Old Sep 2, 2009, 4:39 PM   #1
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I was playing around last night and althiygh this came out much darker than I really wanted it to, I kind of like the high gloss look on the jet.
When I lighten it, it looses the shine.

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Where r the passengers?

They all bailed!
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[QUOTE=Goldwinger;997494]I was playing around last night and althiygh this came out much darker than I really wanted it to, I kind of like the high gloss look on the jet.
[I][B]When I lighten it, it looses the shine.

Hi GW,

I'm enjoying your experiments in PP, and it's got me thinking about some (sometimes silly) possibilities for some of my own shots. . .

A global increase in brightness will give you a flattened look, and would probably blow out the brightly lit part of the nose, but you could add an adjustment layer, brighten and add contrast (to bring back the shine, but you might have to reduce saturation a bit to compensate) to the whole layer, erase the areas where it's not wanted (you can also vary the opacity of the eraser brush), then merge the layers, playing with the opacity to get the look that you want. You can even do this with a number of layers, to further brighten the darker shadows only, then you can apply noise reduction to those layers alone since this will probably bring up noise issues. I think that you'll be surprised at how much detail information is contained in the darkest shadow areas when you do this. It takes some time and some practice. . . but you were bored anyway. . . -- and it's pretty cool to be able to adjust only the sections of images that need it -- this can be done with tools for sharpening and noise reduction also.

This kind of selective adjustment can also be done on one layer using selections of varying opacity, but layers/erasing is usually easier, and gives you more options to go back and readjust things.

PP, IMO, is magic. . .

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Ah, thank you Scott. a couple weeks ago I probably wouldn't have had a clue to what you just suggested but, believe it or not I do now. the more I play the more I learn!

Thanks again, I'll give that a try.
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believe it or not I do now. the more I play the more I learn!
it it like that. i put off getting a cptr for a long time because i'm a tool freak.. i've got to know WHY & HOW my tools work.. it always surprised me when about 3-10 things i learned would come together and the light bulb went off.. ahha!!
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Very Cool, I love these shots.

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Thank you guys, I appreciate your kind remarks!

Roy, I think you and I are a lot alike.
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I think you're having too much fun with this technique. I'm having too much fun looking at the results. Nice Work!

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