RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

Indoor sports tips

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-03-2008, 09:06 AM
jaol's Avatar
jaol jaol is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3
Indoor sports tips

Hi,

I shoot basketball, junior mainly, and I'm pretty pleased of the quality I get these days. Junior basketball games are in poorly lighted gyms, so can't be too harsh.

Now I want some tips how to retouch those pictures, so I can get more attention to main player, and hide background. There is always happening so much in these pictures, that it looks messy to me. I'm open to all ideas, so please help.

Here's couple of pics to understand what I'm talking about.
Sample1
Sample2

Thanks

jaol
Attached Images
File Type: jpg sample1p.jpg (90.0 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg sample2p.jpg (94.6 KB, 26 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 02-03-2008, 09:43 AM
skydog's Avatar
skydog skydog is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Carolina
Posts: 1,293
Re: Indoor sports tips

There are lots of things you can do...here is one idea...you can learn how to do all of this by reading within retouchpro...

crop tight
I liked the face of the girl on the far right so I kept her in the pic
you can gray out the background (you need to learn masking)
I blurred the background so your eye would not go to the back players
Attached Images
File Type: jpg samplea1p.jpg (91.9 KB, 42 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 02-03-2008, 10:27 AM
jaol's Avatar
jaol jaol is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3
Re: Indoor sports tips

Quote:
Originally Posted by skydog View Post
There are lots of things you can do...here is one idea...you can learn how to do all of this by reading within retouchpro...

crop tight
I liked the face of the girl on the far right so I kept her in the pic
you can gray out the background (you need to learn masking)
I blurred the background so your eye would not go to the back players
I have read retouchpro, did not find so much about sporting...

I have used motion blur, but masked to main player only. Masking to three players works much better. Graying out is also good idea,
Thaks!
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 02-03-2008, 02:32 PM
DannyRaphael's Avatar
DannyRaphael DannyRaphael is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near Seattle, Washington, USA
Posts: 6,300
Re: Indoor sports tips

Nice shots to work with. I like the close crop idea...

Blurring BG more and total conversion to BW eliminates distractions from the colors. Gives it kind of a newpaper look. Using Curves adjustment layer masks to make a pseudo spotlight (but not too much) is another possibility.

If you haven't considered "sports cards" or "magazine covers," that's another avenue of approach.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg RP Basketball girl dribbling djr.jpg (60.0 KB, 20 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 02-03-2008, 02:53 PM
skydog's Avatar
skydog skydog is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Carolina
Posts: 1,293
Re: Indoor sports tips

Danny...very nice..

Another thing you can do is remove everyone else from the photo...again masking would make it quick.

Like you said, you won't find much about sports on retouch. What you will find is discussions on many many different photoshop techniques that can be applied to photographs to retouch or restore. Once you learn a technique you can then go and practice and create.

Jump in..there is so much to learn and there are many helpful people on this site.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg samplea1p csopy.jpg (74.5 KB, 33 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 02-06-2008, 09:06 PM
Photobart Photobart is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7
Re: Indoor sports tips

Try using Filter/Distort/Lens Correction use the vignette sliders to darken the edges. This darkens the edges and puts more of the focus on the center subjects. I may have gone a bit too far on my example but you can play with it until you find a setting you like.

This is my first time posting a sample photo, hope it works.

Photobart
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adorama's "100 Photography Tips in 100 days" CJ Swartz Photography 1 01-07-2008 07:59 PM
Painter 8 Tips by Wacom T Paul Software 1 01-31-2004 09:37 PM
scaning tips garfield Input/Output/Workflow 0 06-04-2003 10:46 PM
How to organize your tips ghoffman Photo Restoration 26 06-02-2002 06:03 PM
Submitting tips Doug Nelson Photo Retouching 2 05-20-2002 01:15 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved