Jumpstart January 2012
Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:48 AM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:13 AM
I shoot in my camera's RAW format, so most of the editing I did was in the RAW editor. I fixed the white balance. Also, boosted the clarity, vibrance and blacks...(just a touch on each one). In my regular photo editor, I rotated the picture so that he was straight and cropped it to get rid of the white edges from the rotation. Nothing special here. I usually do any fun stuff when I add it to a layout.[attachment=15536:2012 01 01_0199_edited-2.jpg]
Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:29 AM
I duplicated this photo, used screen and multiply blends, sharpened and blurred different layers, merged and duplicated again and added another screen blend. So, basically, just blends and filters. My dgd is a fun subject to work with.
The directions for uploading are very clear. I should be able to follow them, right?
Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:05 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:45 PM
I adjusted the color, contrast, & brightness of this photo - somebody didn't make it to midnight!
proud mom to Aspen (15), Caeleb (13), Kai (10), & Taliah (9)
He died for me, I'll live for Him!
Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:20 PM
I was sitting at my desk and I heard this loud chattering coming from outside. At first I thought that it was a bird and that my cat had spotted it. I kept hearing it, so I got up and looked out the window and I saw this cute little squirrel just feet away sitting in the tree. So I grabbed my camera and starting taking pictures. This was the best of the lot.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:33 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:09 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:48 PM
My first snowflake of the season! Quilled by hand from my dear "sister" Stephanie.
First I always use a Levels adjustment to sharpen the colors. The photo was a bit blurred, so I put a "smart sharpen". Added a final filter of Craquelure because I liked the way it added some richness to the background.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:56 PM
Somewhere in this busy day I did find time to play with my photos, and boy did I play!
First I cropped the original photo & made some minor adjustments in Light Room. Then I moved over to PhotoShop, selected Matt & Jillian & blurred the background. Not wanting to stop there I used Brandys Sepia Sketch Action. I'm not real sure I liked the end result, but it was fun seeing what happened with the photo.
Here's the original photo & the altered photo:
[attachment=15549:Matt & Jillian Christmas Day -- original Photo.jpg]
[attachment=15550:Matt & Jillian Christmas Day copy to post.jpg]
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:28 PM
This is a picture I've wanted to do something with for a long time, but ...... it was a poor quality picture and a not very good scan done years ago. I duplicated, sharpened with an unsharp mask (seems to work better than the sharpen on this pic), did a Gaussian blur , masked the blur out of the face, reduced the blue, boosted the yellow and clone stamped some of the blue on the scan (that wasn't the grape juice on her mouth!) and finally cropped. Still not very good - but will work for my purposes.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:25 PM
Photo of a walk on New Year's Day.
In photoshop elements copied the original picture.
Adjusted the shadows, lightened them slightly.
2nd layer used glaussian blur and adjusted opacity to 60%
3rd layer using photoshop style added colourful centre.
Flattened photo.[attachment=15553:Winter scene_edited-W.jpg]
Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:22 PM
Opened photo, cropped and duplicated in CS5.
Adjustment Layer: Hue/Saturation with Preset Red Boost.
Adjustment Layer: Red Photo Filter @25%.
Adjustment Layer: Vibrance @ 9%.
Grouped photos, duplicated group, turned off original group and merged Group 2.
Drew Elliptical Marquee around the focal point, inverted selection and duplicated selection.
Changed duplicated layer to Color Burn@78% to create a subtle vignette.
Removed a Fire Extinguisher from the back wall with Content Aware Fill and then repainted the wall with the Clone Tool.
Result added a lot of shine to the original photo of my goddaughter Farrah with her goddaughter (my DGD Maeve.)
Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:44 PM
My mission in life in not merely to survive, it is to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:50 PM
Love Jump Start January!
Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:55 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:40 PM
My precious puppy's face was impossible to see before in this photo, so I adjusted the brightness and color and sharpened the image. Now if I could crop it down more so the dry cleaning wasn't visable in the back I think it would be great.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:45 PM
I changed the color and contrast then desaturated just a bit. The color was way too yellow
duplicated the layer and blurred the top layer then with a soft brush erased the people and chicken so the clear pic underneath would show.
the bottom layer I sharpened around the eyes, nose lips. (soft brush) just to make them pop a bit.
Burned the areas where the light hit to hard in the face and the lips just a tad to bring out the color (soft brush) 15-20% (just played till I liked it)
Then added the vignette.
These are friends that invited us over to their house for a Mexican Christmas Dinner. It was wonderful!
-Gringa in Mexico
Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:00 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:40 AM
I started by cropping this photo down a bit, then used smart fix to adjust the colors and lighting.
I added a mask from Jen Reed's Super 7 spread, then moved my photo above the mask in the layers palette. I used <ctrl g> to clip the photo to the mask, then adjusted the sizes of the photo and mask to get a fit I liked. I used a soft brush with the eraser tool on the mask to soften the edges to a shape that I liked. I then used <clrl e> to merge the layers.
Voila! Christmas magic! LOL!
Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:29 AM
I enhanced the photo using levels to reduce the shine on the faces. I then used Ro's Action Vintage Edges 2201_1 to convert the photo to black & white with a touch of colour.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:56 AM
I had this great golden photo from last night so I decided to give it a 70s feel by playing with adjustment layers and blending modes, added a blur, a photo filter and a solid color adjustment layer :-)
I picked 2 others too but I won't put them here...
Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:55 AM
- Duplicate photo
- Screen blend, opacity-70%
- Used clone too to remove Bianca's legs from the photo
- Cropped photo
Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:13 AM
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OOPS dont know why there are two of the same photo and cant figure out how to take it out..sorry
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:23 AM
Task #2 done. I shoot RAW so my editing was done in Lightroom. For this photo, mostly corrected the white balance, which was a weird mix of fluorescent and daylight. I tweaked the lighting/brightness/contrast some also. Then cropped for printing (this is part of his senior photo set of athletic photos.)
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