I think I over edit sometimes..
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I looked at the Colour Land photos at my other computer and they are way darker than on my lap top. It seems every single computer is different and there's not much you can do about that. But now I'm not sure if I totally over edited the Colour Land images or not. I'm not sure what to do with them so the detail still shows, but I tried to make every girl's outfit the right colour, as lots of their pieces were mixed matched and not quite right.
Here's the unedited, then edited version for example. If anyone wants to have a go at it feel free. Or to give me any tips please. Thanks.
Also threw in an edit that literally took me 10 seconds to do. Enhanced colour and curves slightly. Should I just do them more like this? Ahh I don't know what to do!
04-18-2010 04:05 PM
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used lightroom on this one...
raised the flllight to about 90% then raised the black levels to about 30%..
used the selective brush to boost the saturation of the dresses..
raised the "vibrance" to about 90%
and then lighten centener and darken edges.
I like that a lot more. Only thing I'd change is the orange dress slightly more orange but I can do that in layers easily.
My friend photographer is coming down to visit tomorrow. He said he'll teach me some new things on photoshop to get these images re done.
i would suggest trying lightroom.. its a lot quicker/easier.. i think you can get the beta version from adobe for free right now..
Originally Posted by SilentAwakening
I'll look into that, thanks. I used to have it but I couldn't ever figure it out. I kept trying to do stuff with it for over a year, never could figure out anything!
also, you mentioned your frustration on the light and colors on different monitors... there is a solution. A monitor calibrator. they are around $225. But i hear they are wonderful! just depends on how much it REALLY bugs you haha
What an incredible collection of vibrant colors among clothing SilentAwakening!
I was playing around with channels masks with the intent of giving the image a light mystical feel ... as well as deepening and accentuating the
wonderful colors you've collected!
This whole thing with computer monitors is quite frustrating! I have a 24 inch HDMI Gateway display that I'm now using for all of my editing.... it is sooooo different
from the cheaper one that I was using a bit ago, and very very different than my wife's 17 inch laptop screen! On her laptop screen everything's overexposed and washed-out, on my
cheaper screen all the colors are flatter, almost totally devoid of luster! I can only guess that everyone who looks at a picture online is viewing something quite different than
everyone else! What a conundrum for the online posting artists!