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Old 09-16-2009, 11:34 AM
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Hot Rod Retouch Advice

I took a photo during a local Hot Rod show and one of the contestants asked me to purchase a photo of his car.
I would like to clean it up before delivering the print. I have done some retouching, but seems a bit clumsy by higher standards. Could you look at the original and the edited version and provide any advice please?

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Doug
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:40 AM
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:05 AM
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Re: Hot Rod Retouch Advice

YEs, color correct the image, it's too bluish and try to add more light to the car, the treest omn the background are too saturated and the background itself is too bright. A vignette at the end of the retouching will fit. I would add more dramatism to the escene.

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Old 09-17-2009, 06:25 AM
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here are some suggestions - done very fast.
remove the reflections and color correct.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:08 AM
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Now it looks better. I would remove the line located in the wall which touchs the cabinet of the car and try to make the transition in the sky a bit more softer. You can add a gradient adjustment layer with sky colors and mask out the areas where there are the trees. Also, removing the bluish color of the tire, I think the bluish on the asphalt is okay.

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Old 09-17-2009, 09:19 AM
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Clone out some the background problems.
Fix the color of the concrete. Heal the leaves on the concrete .
Add the blue to the sky.
Remove the color cast on the car.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:05 PM
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Do you have a hi-res version of the image? I would start there. Here, I outlined the car and desaturated and softened the background and color corrected the whole image. Try that... hope you like it. Matt
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:34 PM
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Re: Hot Rod Retouch Advice

Hi Doug,
I shoot and retouch a lot of cars.
I think the main distraction is the reflections and hilites on the bodywork which could do with cleaning up but it's not an easy fix.
I produced a video on retouching vehicle bodywork and compositing you can view a trailer at http://www.prophotoinsights.net/prod...ew-environment
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:22 PM
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Hi Doug,
I shoot and retouch a lot of cars.
I think the main distraction is the reflections and hilites on the bodywork which could do with cleaning up but it's not an easy fix.
I produced a video on retouching vehicle bodywork and compositing you can view a trailer at http://www.prophotoinsights.net/prod...ew-environment
Wow... amazing video... What's the app name of that little loupe you used in the tutorial?

Thanks,

Mart
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:54 PM
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was that taken at lead east in parsippany?
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