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Old 08-05-2005, 02:10 PM
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Hi Jennifer,

I use PS7. Would like to have the Shadows/Highlight filter, you've done a good job with it.

Craig,

Nice one, didn't try that one myself as it was too badly posterised and pixellated to get any meaningful result. You've brought out more detail than I would have thought (must be the new PSP9), nicely done.
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:13 PM
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thanks gary.

i'm not sure i really like it yet. like you say, it's a bit posterized still and needs to be evened up. i may re-do it, but wanted to get it on here to see if i could lend some help first. i think some selective blurring in different areas might help.

and yes, psp 9 definitely makes part of this easier. the custom making of selections was always an item on my wish list.

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Old 08-05-2005, 03:30 PM
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Ok i'll try it too. This is very addicting when you see an unfinished picture!
On this picture i basically just first did a color balance to take out the blue. Then i did an curves adj. I selected his head and copied that to a seperate layer and did a seperate levels Adj layer. I then did a smart filter but masked out the rest of the image so only the trees got it. Then of course Floras Dark edge plug-in .
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Old 08-05-2005, 08:02 PM
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Okay, here's what I tried for pic 1 and it seemed to work really well for being really simple. I used a method I use on faded photos (sometimes it works well other times, eh...)

Open photo-
Duplicate background layer
Change Layer mode to Multiply
Now here's the key part- Take the lasso tool and feather it at about 50, now make your box around where the lighter areas are, but not too close-see diagram.
Delete the selected area, leaving the middle lighter and a dark frame around the edges.
Change opacity of layer to blend into the bottom layer. Repeat as needed.

I noticed that when doing this that yellow splotches started appearing so I decided to desaturate it, much easier than dealing with the yellow. I then again did the mulitply trick only this time I made my selection smaller, coming down around his glasses. The left side was alot darker so I used a gradiant mask to balance the eveness as well.

If you liked the blue tint to the photo, to add it back (I think I learned this one from Flora?) Ctrl+alt+~, press Ctrl+J, now on the new layer Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation- be sure to checkmark the colorize box and slide your way to a cool hue.

I hope this helps, I tend to just blather on not making much sense to myself so I can just imagine what I sound like to other people...

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Old 08-05-2005, 09:36 PM
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nice jenjen, but why the dark edge?

dreamy, in your description, what does the 'hit delete' do there? and nice job, btw.

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Old 08-06-2005, 08:18 AM
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[QUOTE=Kraellin]nice jenjen, but why the dark edge?


I just put in the dark edges because all of the blown out highlights around the edge. Basically I liked it that way!
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Old 08-06-2005, 08:27 AM
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jenjen,

ah, ok. thank you

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Old 08-06-2005, 08:40 AM
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Kraellin- When you mulitply the background layer it makes the whole image dark, but you only want the edges dark to make it a uniform exposure - by deleting (hit the delete key- or the nonviolent method, press the delete key..lol) the selection you made you delete the dark inside the box leaving only the edges darker. It will look funny because the inside box will be lighter so you will have to adjust the opacity to match the original photo.

I suppose you could mask it if you wanted to, I just delete the excess dark area- faster for me.

Does that make sense now? I need more coffee, it's too early in the morning! I will check my post to make sure I wrote it down right, sometimes I get in a hurry...

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Okay-Yep it was me. My short and simple answer was way to short and simple for anyone to understand! Forgive me?

Open photo-
Duplicate background layer
Change Layer mode to Multiply
Now here's the key part- Take the lasso tool and feather it at about 50, now make your box around where the lighter areas are, but not too close-see diagram.
Delete the selected area, leaving the middle lighter and a dark frame around the edges.
Change opacity of layer to blend into the bottom layer. Repeat as needed.

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Old 08-06-2005, 08:49 AM
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And thanks Kraellin!

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Old 08-06-2005, 09:25 AM
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you're welcome.
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the selection you made you delete the dark inside the box leaving only the edges darker.
ok, i just didnt know what that did. i thought you were deleting the selection you just made or something. (i dont use a lot of the shortcuts and dont have PS, so i just wanted to know what that did). thanks

Craig
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