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aLLi May 26, 2009 12:22 AM

Knock yourself out...
 
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This photo was taken a while ago.. and as i'm a newbie at slr and photoshop.. am wondering what other people would do with this photo to make it semi-decent. :P Any help would be greatly appreciated.

jachol May 29, 2009 5:40 AM

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Hi,
Clearly the important part of this shot is the foreground ie. beach, buildings etc. so to emphasise the foreground I added a curves adjustment layer, and boosted the brightness overall, but particularly to the mid range colours, since I only wanted to boost the foreground at this stage I filled the layer mask with black, which in effect removes the changes I made, then to apply the change to foreground only I painted with white on the mask in the foreground area only with a largish soft brush. Later I boosted overall contrast with another curves adjustment layer, before applying some slight hipass sharpening. Not a lot more you can do with a low res file. ... attached is a before and after, perhaps this will give you ideas to work on the original. ... Jack

aLLi May 29, 2009 9:18 AM

thanks for attempting to do something with this pic. I can really see the difference. I know it was pretty poor quality ( I had no idea how to use my slr at that point) so thank u so much for taking the time to work on it and giving me some editing tips. Really appreciate it :)

jachol May 29, 2009 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by aLLi (Post 972789)
thanks for attempting to do something with this pic. I can really see the difference. I know it was pretty poor quality ( I had no idea how to use my slr at that point) so thank u so much for taking the time to work on it and giving me some editing tips. Really appreciate it :)

You're welcome !. ... with hindsight it would probably help to boost the saturation a little too.
Incidentally in your other post that I replied to, I should have mentioned that I used the shadow/highlights filter to get more detail into the darker areas. ... Jack

rmuir May 30, 2009 12:22 AM

I like this photo, here's my edit(with PSE 7). Used color replacement tool on the sky and greenery and adjusted sharpness.
The crop is just a strech to bring that line into the corner.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/i...borsf/kyo1.jpg

aLLi May 30, 2009 9:42 PM

Awesome. Thank you very much :D Looks much better with the color adjustment.

evilofmyDreams Jun 26, 2009 11:48 AM

Okay here it is I hope you like it.
http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/a...onfinished.jpg


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