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Old 01-24-2009, 02:22 PM
Geminigemini88 Geminigemini88 is offline
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I need Help

I need help...on making pictures look like they do on album covers and magazines....i was doing it for a friend as a surprise, but im new to photoshop so am way over my head...is hard to get something to look good....i know how to manipulate text...and other graphics...but im lacking in the retouching and image enhancing department, i would love to se them be bright......!!! anyones help will be great....


http://i44.tinypic.com/2n07fwm.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/34h6y3d.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/2rg0xnd.jpg


and here are some exampless.....

thank you all.....and here are some examples....!!!! sorry for not posting them the first time

http://www.deevazquez.com/sitebuilde...6-issue-01.jpg

http://www.stonestreetstudios.com/al...ma_blair.w.jpg

http://www.thefirsttwins.com/images/lauren-w.jpg

http://www.soundoffcolumn.com/images...w_magazine.JPG

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Old 01-25-2009, 11:52 AM
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Re: I need Help

Gemini,
Unfortunately, your 1st, 2nd and 4th example links are incomplete (get rid of the ...'s) and fail.

However, the 3rd gives us an example. Enhancing contrast can be very subjective. You could use a Curves Adjustment Layer, then pick a contrast from the drop down. Once close, adjust to your liking. Sometimes you have to paint using a low opacity soft black brush on the included white mask to lower the effect where you don't want it.

Another suggestion (since you're not up to speed yet) is to download a plug-in, like from Topaz Labs (http://www.topazlabs.com/topazlabs/0.../topaz_adjust/) and use it. It is a very effective one-stop-solution. Although it costs you, it could be well worth the investment over the next year or so.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:29 PM
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Re: I need Help

Gemini,

For starters, there is no need to start a new thread unless your in the wrong place. You already had a thread going with people responding. The original thread and good links can be found HERE

But TommyO is giving good advice. Follow it and you can make a good B&W. Watch this movie to learn about Dodging and burning and how to even skin out.

-Keven
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:58 PM
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thank you guys...going to watch that link right now
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