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Old 02-29-2012, 01:52 AM
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Robot man composite - critique please

Hi

I am working on the below composite. Any ideas on how to improve it? The sky on the upper left was blown out so I decided to darken it, any other ideas on what to do with that part of the image?

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:56 PM
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Re: Robot man composite - critique please

It doesn't bother me too much, as a matter of fact it actually balances your composition.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:28 AM
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Re: Robot man composite - critique please

Could you post it with the original sky....seems a bit too dark for me now.
As I only see the small version, I am interested in the Robothand, any chance of posting a larger image? It seems the hand is falling in the background a bit, could be more standing out.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:48 AM
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Re: Robot man composite - critique please

Here is the original sky. Some serious banding going on.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:50 AM
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Re: Robot man composite - critique please

And here is a close-up of the hand.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:52 AM
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Re: Robot man composite - critique please

Both look good to me....must be the internetsize
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:32 AM
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Re: Robot man composite - critique please

Hello, you should work on the details. The lighting is not consistent and I would add a lot more contrast to make the hand pop out, after all it is the focal point. I have done a quick example. I hope that helps.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:09 AM
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Re: Robot man composite - critique please

I would say look at pictures of amputees and prosthetics and have a look at how modern attachments fix on and how amputations aren't really a straight line. I realise it's a futuristic scene, but I think it would help sell the image more.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:21 AM
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Re: Robot man composite - critique please

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Hello, you should work on the details. The lighting is not consistent and I would add a lot more contrast to make the hand pop out, after all it is the focal point. I have done a quick example. I hope that helps.
Thanks for your input. Can you explain a bit more how I should dodge and burn the hand in order for the lighting to be consistent?

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:05 AM
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Re: Robot man composite - critique please

First look at the over all light source, what direction is the light coming from?
You might want to set up a sample to look at to see how the light hits the metal, then you can make the highlights and shadows realistic and consistent.
I also indicated the background that could be changed to help the composition.
I make a layer with 50% gray set to softlight, then dodge and burn on that layer.
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