A&P Snuck onto the tracks, took a panorama

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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    I'm bored at home for break so I snuck over the fence and got a few series of shots in before i got kicked off.

    I've been learning PS over rbeak through this dvd set my brother gave me, so I was just fukcing around with the burning/dodging techniques around the top :mamoru:

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    more info on the PP technique :x:
     
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    well the original sky was orange around the fringe of the trees and such, like above, but the rest was pretty blown out. I just used the burn tools around the edges to darken it and give it some character.

    Burning darkens, dodging lightens :dunno:
     
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    I'm gonnna try to sneak on there tomorrow again and get closer to the train for a more dramatic effect, but I'm kind of afraid of getting arrested this time.

    I was trying to practice taking pano's with my new monopod instead of a tripod, turned out pretty :cool:
     
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    burn tools? is that in PS? (still new to PP in PS, been using LR all this time, starting to branch out)
     
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    same (as in branching out)

    yeah the burn/dodge/sponge tool is one of the greatest things in PS
     
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    INteresting, I'll have to go check it out, what does it do, just blacken the area selected? or do you have options to change colors?
     
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    it basically exposes it more, it darkens any color, not exactly blackening.

    you can set the strength from 1-100% on the tool.

    someone else will see this and explain it better, I;m just learning to use it.
     
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    hmm...what's the menu string to get to it?
     
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    Its in the toolbar

    the burn tool looks like a little pinching hand, dodge looks like a paddle
     
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    sweet, found it :cool: I'll have to play around with that

    :themoreyouknow:
     
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    I like the picture, but I'm not a big fan of the noticeable burning/dodging. :dunno: Matter of opinion.

    Which DVD set?
     
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    Cool, little bit more shadow/highlight tool and it would look cool
     
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    Why would you get yelled at for being on/near train tracks? Jesus this country is getting ridiculous :sad2:
     
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    Sweet shot.
     
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    well i mean i was trespassing i hopped a big ass fence to get on there.
     
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    bring the OT press pass :dunno:

    ive been kicked out of many of places for "trespassing" through skating and bmx and such. youre clearly not vandalizing anything, theyd just throw you out... i really wouldnt worry about getting arrested.

    thats a really cool shot, not so much a fan of the spotchy post on the sky though, im sure youll get better with more practice though :cool:

    maybe try quickmasking + feathering the area you want to burn/dodge rather than brushing it...
     
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    i will try that when i learn what that means :cool:
     
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    or even make a new layer, throw a gradient on it and cut away at it with a really soft eraser, then play with the layer blending modes to get the desired effect.

    also, let it blend in to the trees a little, right now it looks like your trees are glowing on the left
     
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    just sounds strange they don't fence in train tracks around here except when you get near the train station
     
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    first thing I noticed...for bigger areas of burning, think of doing a gradient overlay
     
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    I really like the shot... any chance of a highres for my desktop? It fits perfectly across 2 widescreens.... but is blurry as hell at this res.
     

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