Critic my photoshop

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by slipper, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

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    Hey folks. I'm just fooling around with photoshop and a couple tutorials i found on youtube. I'm not trying to create a professional looking image, just something cool looking.

    This is the touched up image:
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    This is the original:
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    What i did was remove some of the shiny face with the Clone stamp tool. Then changed the layer to an overlay. Gaussian Blur. Layer masked the hair, eye brows, eyes, and mouth. The reduced saturation by quite a bit. Tell me what you think...
     
  2. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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  3. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    Quick question, is you monitor calibrated? If so how?
     
  4. turugara macrumors regular

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    The white balance is off with way too much yellow in the edited image. The airbrush overlay with the gaussian blur is a little too much for my taste. It makes the people look too fake in my opinion and I would hold back a little on the airbrushing.

    Personally I like to keep the viewer guessing on whether the image is an original image or photoshopped. If it looks "photoshopped" its a huge turn off for me. You see way too many images that are too overdone and therefor all look the same. Have some originality in your creations.
     
  5. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Monitor is not calibrated.

    Too much yellow. I sorta noticed that too. So i guess i'll go back to the hue and saturation and tone down the yellow.

    Like i said this is nothing professional. Just playing around with a couple photos. With that said i am looking for that touched up look.
     
  6. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is the touched up image using soft light instead of overlay:
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    Better?
     
  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Just needs a touch of cloning. That's all. (Okay. So it's a little botox-ey.)

    Carefully choosing the area that you are cloning from is the key along with the brush size used. (I'm still in CS3. I hear they've got some new tools in CS5 for this kind of thing.)

    But I'm not cloning directly on the image. I'm cloning on a transparent layer above it, then setting the opacity of that layer to 80%... just to let a little of that bright lighting show though.

    Then a little teeth whitening on Jane (nothing personal... we all can use it).

    BTW... she is a cutie. Maybe you can introduce me to her... as thanks for all the Photoshop tips. :p

    Anyways...
     

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  8. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Looks good. Thanks for kickin' it up a notch. Shes a really good friend of mine. I would introduce you but currently she lives half way around the world... assuming you live in the US.
     

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