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  • Robot man composite - critique please

    Hi

    I am working on the below composite. Any ideas on how to improve it? The sky on the upper left was blown out so I decided to darken it, any other ideas on what to do with that part of the image?

    Thanks

    Peter
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    Re: Robot man composite - critique please

    It doesn't bother me too much, as a matter of fact it actually balances your composition.

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      Re: Robot man composite - critique please

      Could you post it with the original sky....seems a bit too dark for me now.
      As I only see the small version, I am interested in the Robothand, any chance of posting a larger image? It seems the hand is falling in the background a bit, could be more standing out.
      Cheers
      Rich

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      • #4
        Re: Robot man composite - critique please

        Here is the original sky. Some serious banding going on.
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          Re: Robot man composite - critique please

          And here is a close-up of the hand.
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            Re: Robot man composite - critique please

            Both look good to me....must be the internetsize

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            • #7
              Re: Robot man composite - critique please

              Hello, you should work on the details. The lighting is not consistent and I would add a lot more contrast to make the hand pop out, after all it is the focal point. I have done a quick example. I hope that helps.
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                Re: Robot man composite - critique please

                I would say look at pictures of amputees and prosthetics and have a look at how modern attachments fix on and how amputations aren't really a straight line. I realise it's a futuristic scene, but I think it would help sell the image more.

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                • #9
                  Re: Robot man composite - critique please

                  Originally posted by CathyH View Post
                  Hello, you should work on the details. The lighting is not consistent and I would add a lot more contrast to make the hand pop out, after all it is the focal point. I have done a quick example. I hope that helps.
                  Thanks for your input. Can you explain a bit more how I should dodge and burn the hand in order for the lighting to be consistent?

                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    Re: Robot man composite - critique please

                    First look at the over all light source, what direction is the light coming from?
                    You might want to set up a sample to look at to see how the light hits the metal, then you can make the highlights and shadows realistic and consistent.
                    I also indicated the background that could be changed to help the composition.
                    I make a layer with 50% gray set to softlight, then dodge and burn on that layer.
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