My 5 Min Photoshop

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by superman193, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. superman193 macrumors regular

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    Can you guys tell me what you think?

    What to improve on?
     

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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    For the eye, I personally would go ahead and do more slightly more editing -- particularly lightening the visible vasculature in the white of the eye. I like it generally, though -- good composition and balance, well directed.

    The taxi scene doesn't do anything for me, honestly. There's nothing really interesting about that taxi or the flowers; two seemingly unrelated things selectively colored is too busy. The thing that seems to pop out more than anything else as an element of interest is the sewer access cover in the lower left. But I don't think the composition overall is well suited to selective coloring....

    Cheers, keep at it. :)
     
  3. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    ditto for me on the taxi.

    as for the eye, it would be neat to see the difference if you darkened the eyelashes. a longer process, but i think it would make the blue eye pop more.
     
  4. superman193 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will, do & I'll post back up the results ;) Thanks for the tip..... How would I go about doing this to the eye? It was my first photoshop so its obviously not too good.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The eyelash suggestion is really good (lol sort of like virrtual mascara :p ). It'll be good training. There are a few different ways you can do it...hmmm...I'm trying to think what would be an easier one to start with.

    For the white of the eye, select it using something like the magnetic tool, then try adjust the levels (particularly the red curve, for the blood), desaturating it somewhat, or brightening it slightly.
     
  6. Wiredrawn macrumors regular

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    Hdr

    I saw an amazing photograph of an eye using the same colour selective process you used, but the image was HDR (High Dynamic Range) and it looked incredible .

    Might be something to try out in the future, have a quick google for High Dynamic Range, and have a look at some of the HDR groups on Flickr.

    Keep up the good work;)

    Edit: Found the image after a quick google:

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  7. ipodtoucher macrumors 68000

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    I agree about the taxi, Maybe if it were closer and not blurred. And the purple flowers kind of don't go with the yellow taxi.

    As for the eye, try to go for a different color. Personally I like to make close eyes look purple. Its an unusual color and looks great. Also watch your brush usage. I saw that the edges weren't clean-cut and there was blue on the eyelids. Even try and use the history brush to color the eyes, you get a more natural color look.

    All in all good try! Keep up the work and post more!
     
  8. superman193 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I took a picture of my best friend and after a bit of editing ended up with this. -
     

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