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Old Dec 3, 2010, 3:43 PM   #1
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Hi gang. I hope to get some pictures this weekend! Man has it been cold... Anyway, I thought I would keep playing around with Topaz InFocus. Below are two BEFORE and AFTER photos. The first was too dark, too much noise reduction where the colour went south. The second is InFocus and other techiniques from PhotoShop Elements 8. Having fun getting photos right that I particularly like. I am sure that there is still room for improvement.


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Old Dec 3, 2010, 4:20 PM   #2
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Very interesting comparison! There ought to be some way to combine the wonderful blue of the water in #1 with the rich golden glow of the rest of #2...
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Very interesting comparison! There ought to be some way to combine the wonderful blue of the water in #1 with the rich golden glow of the rest of #2...
Thanks Mole! Yeah, I hear ya, but my, that would be well beyond my skills. I wish I new how. Thanks and thanks for looking
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These give me a nice warm feeling...!
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 5:18 AM   #5
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i like the light on the plants in the second one
but like mole i like the water and sky from the first one
i am not sure how to do it either though
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 9:26 AM   #6
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Second has a better top, so why not placing both images in different layers and put a layer mask so you get the best of both.

Another way would be just to erase the part in the top layer you don't want to see.

Getting something like this.
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 10:08 AM   #7
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Wow, thanks for the time you have taken to work on my photo!!!! Wow. I just spent an hour (not knowing how to do layers yet)... working with the photo to make a happy medium. This is what I came up with.


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Looks great, if you get those layers down it'll open up a lot of possibilities.

one of them is the orton effect
http://www.ehow.com/how_5517609_crea...-elements.html
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rhermans! Many thanks, really!!! I will learn about layers, and it will, as you wrote, open up a lot of possibilities indeed. Thanks! Ned
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This forum certainly is a great place to learn. You have a great image there, when you get the hang of layers (I am still learning) it will make images like this one truly come alive.
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