Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Photo Critiques

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 9, 2006, 3:46 PM   #11
Log
Senior Member
 
Log's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 394
Default

nice picture, as the others said, rule of thirds should be applied, i love the edit e.s. (unfamiliar with your name)

regards

-Logan
Log is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 9, 2006, 6:44 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 54
Default

I noticed that Slipes edit has that exact same black border that I had when I used Magic Wand. Unfortunately, the only way I knew how to get rid of it was zoom way in and Clone tool it out a little bit at a time. =(
PoweredBySoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 9, 2006, 10:02 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Posts: 4,036
Default

PoweredBySoy wrote:
Quote:
I noticed that Slipes edit has that exact same black border that I had when I used Magic Wand. Unfortunately, the only way I knew how to get rid of it was zoom way in and Clone tool it out a little bit at a time. =(
With a nearly white sky you can get rid of the black easily with some feathering. After the magic wand go Select > Feather and set about 5 pixels for that shot. It is a lot easier than cloning out the lines. For the full sized photo you would need more feather. That will work whether you are replacing or just increasing the contrast.
Attached Images
 
slipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2006, 3:14 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
In search of Syd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,657
Default

Thought I would try something different. The working image was way too small for me to have all the lamps lit correctly. and the moon is too large, but just a playful idea . . .
Attached Images
 
In search of Syd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2006, 8:40 AM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 54
Default

slipe wrote:
Quote:
After the magic wand go Select > Feather and set about 5 pixels for that shot.* It is a lot easier than cloning out the lines.
Thank you, Slipe! That's the kind of function I was looking for. I'll play around with it.
PoweredBySoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2006, 9:26 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ollie@Oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 554
Default

One method I use a lot in PS for highlighting clouds in bright skies is:
- make a duplicate layer of the photo
- change it from a "normal" layer to a "multiply" layer type
- add a layer mask to the new layer
- use the linear gradient tool to fade the new layer mask from top to bottom (so only the upper part of the image is visible in the new layer).
- use the "opacity" slider to vary how much of the new layer that you want to add to the original image

The result is a quick, perfectly blended, darkened top half of the image showing much more detail in the sky. It will, however, also darken the tops of the buildings, trees, mountains etc that stick out into the sky, but often that is not a problem. A bit like a split density filter, and you don't have to fiddle with magic wand selections.

Cheers,
Ollie :-)




Attached Images
 
Ollie@Oz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2006, 7:32 PM   #17
Member
 
Yazzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 70
Default

Exactly what I would have done, along with some level and colour hue fixes...Looking good [email protected]! Very simple fix and it looks a bit more realistic!Cheers-Yaz
Yazzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2006, 11:56 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Aumma45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,940
Default

Thanks for sharing. You photo has give lots of folk to try out their skill - the beauty of this forum. Jaki.
Aumma45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2006, 2:07 AM   #19
Member
 
Yazzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 70
Default

Well said Jaki!I thought I'd join in too!!!I went crazy with my second pic! Arty MADNESS (i'm at work so needed a little fun).Enjoy!
Attached Images
 
Yazzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2006, 2:08 AM   #20
Member
 
Yazzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 70
Default

MADNESS WACKY VERSION:
Attached Images
 
Yazzy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:29 AM.