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Old 11-03-2013, 07:30 PM
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Already selected the swans...threshold and color selection (White) made sort work of them and the splashes.
Could you show the short work you made of them? Perhaps if we saw what you have done - and don't like, we won't duplicate your efforts. As suggested, you might want to re-post in the Photo Based Art Section. If you are simply looking for some ideas, you might find some more creative effect suggestions there.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:10 AM
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I know it's not a fan favorite, but a PATH can sometimes help you quickly isolate the primary subject matter from the background.
It's what I would have used. Part of what has driven Adobe to focus so much on auto-selection tools is the way photoshop is used. Consider that most users are not on cintiqs. They look at a screen while their hand moves across a tablet of a different size. Some use a mouse. In recent years I've even seen trackpad use. If this was developed for a different paradigm where vision was aligned with hand motion, quick mask and paths would probably receive much more attention. I still like them, but with a given tablet/screen combination, I have to test the feel to get it just right. Anyway I think if everyone used a cintiq, tool popularity might be reversed. No matter how great the auto-selection algorithm, there's no way to get it perfect. If the images were linear, they might be able to better generate a subtractive method with alpha set per channel to better subtract both color and transparency from transitional pixels. It would also be interesting if they tried something using voxel projections for drawing raster images on screen. I've been experimenting with that, but I haven't gotten too far .
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:59 AM
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Took you all's advice and ended with this...another one from the series. What say you guys?

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...n-take-off.jpg
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:07 AM
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Re: Won't you please help me

I used manual color balance option to take the yellow cast off of the water and then added contrast to it.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:27 PM
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Took you all's advice and ended with this...another one from the series. What say you guys?

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...n-take-off.jpg
That is fine, but really why choose another image to the one you were concerned about and asked for opinion on?
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:01 PM
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Because that image was part of a series that I had in mind to process all that same way...no other reason. But, I developed a method for determining if an image has staying power...put it on your desktop. If you can tolerate that, it's a good image.
This one failed
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:57 PM
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I agree Tony. I am confused as well?
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:53 AM
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I selected two from the series and am finally satisfied with their appearance

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...nding-copy.jpg

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...ing-copy-2.jpg

Again, I thank you guys!
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:57 AM
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I tried to bring more attention to the swans.
Great job!!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:40 AM
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All this really needed was a levels adjustment for color correction and a slight nudge of the gamma slider toward the darker end for a bit more contrast. As an after thought (sort of), try a vignette to draw the viewer's eye more toward the swans. I have hundreds of pictures of swans; and the problem you experienced is not unique. Great capture, BTW!

No pic from me. When I saved it, something happened and it didn't make it.
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