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      12-05-2010, 09:08 PM   #23
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Here's an example of one that I did not too long ago.

Besides the obvious cropping, I basically bumped up the exposure a little bit and then recovered some of the portions of the image that were blown out. Then, I added some contrast, a little edge sharpness, and a gamma vignette.
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These pics looks awesome.
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I just did a recent shoot (http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461785). Here's my before/afters on a few of them:

I use a set of actions called "Totally Rad Actions" for most of my post work. It's a very powerful set of tools that have actions for almost everything you'd need.

I start out by removing distracting elements from the photos. Then I do a bunch of dodging/burning to bring out the highlights/shadows to bring focus on the areas I want. In this particular set, I applied a black and white filter, set it to about 80% and masked out the car and parts of the road that I wanted to bring more color back into. I applied a blue tint to the scene and masked out the car so it would pop more (but allowing a little blue tint so it wouldn't look totally out of place). I made sure the car and the road popped (even in the background) because that was my focus. That's pretty much it.
Would you mind posting a step by step, with like an image showing each stage of the process? Photoshop is really something I never learned how to use beyond basic things like color correction, simple cloning, etc. I've never been able to get that "bruised" look from the sky, etc.
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I had a similar idea for a thread a while back.

http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89182

Would love to see some more recent ones. I haven't had a chance to shoot/edit much lately.
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How about something like this?


Shot with a 300mm f/2.8 and even more bokeh added with Alien Skin's Bokeh plug-in for Photoshop.
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I actually like the before, but maybe cause I know it's faked.
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Would you mind posting a step by step, with like an image showing each stage of the process? Photoshop is really something I never learned how to use beyond basic things like color correction, simple cloning, etc. I've never been able to get that "bruised" look from the sky, etc.
I actually got a lot of requests from this elsewhere so I created a screencast of the process:
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mark, you were one to convince me to get the TRA actions a while ago
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I had a similar idea for a thread a while back.

http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89182

Would love to see some more recent ones. I haven't had a chance to shoot/edit much lately.
D'oh! You had some good stuff in your thread.

BTW, your avatar cracks me up. Is that your dog?
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I actually got a lot of requests from this elsewhere so I created a screencast of the process:
awesome. thanks mark.
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Thanks for posting that, I'm going to try it out as soon as I can. I've been kind of lazy and using only Lightroom for editing, I guess I need to fire up photoshop again.
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Took this one of Wifey in Salzburg. Besides the horrible lighting and haze there was the ugly umbrella and the railing. Photoshop took care of those, though.



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impressive Mark...
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here is one with some subtle changes.... The before is on the bottom.

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I posted this "after" pic and others from the trip in some photo forum and there was a guy who's comment was "if only that lifeguard chair wasn't in the shot..." I was like yes, if only..... haha

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pretty cool Joe... After seeing the before pics, I can definitely notice where you removed the guys by the Ford banner and the foot ledge on the lifeguard station, however.
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Here's a photo from my latest vacation, where I had to deal with some dense fog. This shot was taken through the front windshield, inside the car while my gf was driving.
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Nice windshield shot.....

For such a rural looking setting there sure are a lot of signs on that road.... and a lone axe murderer.....
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