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Old 07-18-2007, 10:12 PM
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Re: N00B needs help

yup, looks good, andy i'd say you have it.

oh, and welcome to RP
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:57 AM
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Re: N00B needs help

Thanks, Ziaphra & Kraellin.

Final question(s) for this one......would you take it any further after adjusting levels a tad or leave it alone.

I only ask because I have a (bad) habit of trying to be a perfectionist and end up doing too much which gets the better of me sometimes.

Now where's my photo paper gone....?lol

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Old 07-19-2007, 05:27 AM
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Final question(s) for this one......would you take it any further after adjusting levels a tad or leave it alone.

I only ask because I have a (bad) habit of trying to be a perfectionist and end up doing too much which gets the better of me sometimes.
I suffer from the same obsession!

My solution is to ask my lovely wife what she thinks. If she doesn't point out any issues then I know I'm done.

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Old 07-19-2007, 06:43 AM
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Firstly, thanks for the welcome Kraellin.

Michael, I guess its down to common sense then (you know what women say about men and common sense....or lack of, hehe)

Cheers for the advice though

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Old 07-19-2007, 07:15 AM
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Common sense is neither common, nor does it always make sense.

Common sense says the world is flat.

I don't give it much heed.

I just listen to my wife.

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Old 07-19-2007, 10:17 PM
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I don't give it much heed.

I just listen to my wife.
you are a wise man, sir
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:20 PM
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Re: N00B needs help

and to answer your question, andy. if there was no great significance to the car or house or some other element in the image, i'd probably just do a little curves/levels/brightness-contrast to bring the lighting up a bit and any lighting balancing needed.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:36 AM
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Hi,

Just a quickie. I thought you may want to see the final result of my first posting (ahh, the nostalgia, lol). Filesize is only 27kb, but thats because I was rushing to reduce the image size and wasn't paying attention (I know, I know, more haste, less speed etc)

Comments welcome as always

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Last edited by Andy Wright; 07-23-2007 at 08:03 AM. Reason: I realised I couldn't spell properly.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:19 AM
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andy, when you lighten, be careful of losing tones and washing things out. the asphalt got a bit bleached out there and some of the tones on the house dont look quite right now either.

what did you use here?
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:33 AM
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Re: N00B needs help

Kraellin, I'd started to notice the road becoming bleached as you put it, once I'd taken a step back from the screen, lol.

My problem is, is that I get so engrossed in what I'm doing, I sometimes forget to actually 'look' at the resulting image regularly.....if that makes any sense, hehe. amateurish, i agree, but a habit I'm hoping to change.

I use PS CS2 and adjusted curves & levels. I think what may have created the mistake was when I adjusted the brightness/contrast (learn by mymistakes, I know, hehe)....

Suffice to say, your advice is most welcome and has been taken on board.

<< humble pie successfully eaten, lol

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