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Old 05-26-2007, 08:42 AM
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Michael... Welcome to RTP!

Excellent work on this shot and thank you for the detailed explanation!
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:02 AM
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Hi Swampy!

Thanks for the welcome. Nice to see a fellow NAPPster here.

I don't usually contribute to these kinds of threads, but something about this shot called out to me. I felt I could present a version that differed enough from what others have done to make it worth the effort. That, and I've been meaning to contribute more to the various forums in which I lurk. So I thought I'd give it a shot.

I'm also working on doing some technical writing, hence the detailed explanation.

Any critique on either the image, the workflow, or the writing?

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Michael
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Old 05-26-2007, 10:10 AM
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Michael..

You do well with the technical writing. The above was very clear and easy to follow. It may be a bit much for a beginner, but for mid-advanced level 'shoppers, it was a great lesson in channels and LAB.
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Old 05-26-2007, 04:23 PM
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Michael,

Superb job with both the retouch and the writing. Your skill and experience in both really shows. Channeling Dan Margulis?
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Old 05-26-2007, 04:32 PM
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Re: Critique Picture - Be Critical

Side note - I have an excellent book titled "The Photoshop Channels Book" by Scott Kelby. It's quite amazing what can be done with channels. I highly recommend it for Photoshop users at the mid to high end capability levels.
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:46 AM
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Michael,

Superb job with both the retouch and the writing. Your skill and experience in both really shows. Channeling Dan Margulis?

Thank you!

Yes, the channel blending and LAB moves are based on what I've learned from the master, Dan Margulis.

It amuses me to think back and remember a time when looking at the individual RGB channels made me say, "what possible point is there to these things?"

Let's see... that was PSv3 if I remember correctly.

The more I grow as a 'shopper the more I realize "every image has 10 channels".

Now I don't touch a single pixel without taking a tour of the channels first.

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Michael
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:02 PM
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Well, Picture was really to bright and over saturated.

I did a hue/adj layer to take out color, curves layer to fix some of the hightlights, levels layer to even out light and dark, added softness and a white feathered border.
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:12 PM
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Yes, the channel blending and LAB moves are based on what I've learned from the master, Dan Margulis.
You do the master proud, Michael. Margulis' analytic approach resonates with the old researcher in me, and I've been working hard to wrap myself around the ten channels. Got a loooong way to go, though.

I for one am looking forward to hearing much more from you - you have so much to offer us all. No more of this lurking nonsense, now!
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:20 PM
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You do the master proud, Michael. Margulis' analytic approach resonates with the old researcher in me, and I've been working hard to wrap myself around the ten channels. Got a loooong way to go, though.

I for one am looking forward to hearing much more from you - you have so much to offer us all. No more of this lurking nonsense, now!

You do me too much honor.

Dan's skills are amazing. I had the pleasure of meeting him at Photoshop world in Boston last month. Some of the techniques he presented were absolutely breathtaking.

Thank you again for your kind words.

Best regards,

Michael
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:18 AM
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I want to thank everyone for there post, all comments are greatly appreciated. I think I am going to look at Scott Kelbys "channels book". I am not as versed in channels as I wouls like to be. I may work on the photo and post the results.

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