A&P Help postprocessing

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  1. BeachBoy

    BeachBoy New Member

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    I am really confused as to how to post process a picture correctly, and I'm not talking complex stuff but just basic curves, colors and such.

    there is a sample of a picture I'd like to enchance. Unfortunately, I didn't shoot in RAW at that time. I have two exposures taken ±0 for the top one and -0.7 for the bottom one.

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    I hope there is potential in it with PS.

    If any of you want to play with it and tell me what they did (and show the results), it would be a great learning tool.

    Here are the full version:
    std: http://www.beachboy.ca/temp/DSC_0036.JPG
    -0.7 exp: http://www.beachboy.ca/temp/DSC_0037.JPG
     
  2. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    lens did you use?
     
  3. BeachBoy

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    I didn't spend too much time on it. I think it would've been a better shot without the pier, like if you were standing begining with the boats and let your eye follow to the sea (I dunno how to word it better). Anyway, heres my chop:

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    Levels, contrast, saturation, match color, shadows/highlights, warming filter, exposure, curves, unsharpen mask

    And when all hope was lost I did what any pro would do:
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  5. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    I just did the majority of the sky and some of the water.
    Not fucken around with all them sails and shit.
    But if you adjust the levels you can take off some of the exposure in teh sky and show it a bit better.

    Bring out the colors of the water.

    Fuck around with the hues with the boat colors to make them sharper.

    Adjust the saturation levels a bit

    Tons of things to do.

    and finish with a nice USM


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  6. BeachBoy

    BeachBoy New Member

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    yeah composition is bad, it wa smore like a snapshot since I was late for the boat, but after seeing it on the computer I saw that there could have been a lot more potential.

    Thanks for the image, I'll try to work on it and get similar results
     
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    Did a crop, made/edited a bunch of layers, cloned out the pole, etc, ect:

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    Oh, and I took out all the the cyans/water/sky colours in the boats. I found it they're what made the whole image muddy.
     
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    wow that last one is nice. I have to try those things out! thanks again
     
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