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This is a place for you to show off your Photo EDITING skills. The idea is for a photo to be placed for everyone to work on in their own way, in whatever software you use to edit photos. Post as many as you would like too.

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washed out photos

Started by Jessica Burt. Last reply by Jessica Burt Oct 15, 2014. 2 Replies

took this at disney recently. i know its crooked but my real issue is that i didnt pay attention to my settings and i couldnt see my pics cause it was so bright outside. im trying to figure out how…Continue

Enhancing the reflection - Dramatic way

Started by Shiva Anand Reddy Teegala. Last reply by Silent Cougar Oct 6, 2013. 3 Replies

Please suggest on how to…Continue

Challenging enough?

Started by James Tate. Last reply by James Tate Oct 3, 2013. 9 Replies

I took this shot with my phone knowing it was going to be fairly small and lacking in quality. However, the dog made it even more challenging when she crashed into my leg during one of her mad racing…Continue

Photo Collage

Started by Lavpreet Kumar. Last reply by Rolando Chang Barrero Sep 16, 2011. 2 Replies

Please lemme know if there is any good photoshop tutorial for creating a collage....Continue

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Comment by Robert Davis on December 9, 2014 at 10:00am

@ Penny - - - I love bridges of all sizes and colors. I go out of my way sometimes to photograph a bridge. However, mid-day light is not the best time during summer months to photograph in, as the sun doesn't create the correct shadows for depth, shape, and contrast. Aside from this, I find the bridge is too centered and the scene too tightly cropped. I do though, understand the intent of why this was taken, but the concept wasn't fully presented via the image.

The camera can see whatever we see, but first we must "See." Understanding this adage thoroughly would have been of benefit prior to taking this image. What I mean is, sometimes the experience of where we are, or what is happening, becomes enlarged or exaggerated in our mind. Later when we look at our images we find the camera didn't capture the emotion of what the scene unfolded before us was presenting and we experience an emotional let-down.

Can this specific image be helped to improve upon it? Maybe, but the the lack of talent or ability at this point in the game would be problematic because the use of "Layers" (lots of layers) and how to stack them, and how and what to place on each layer, offers a very steep learning curve. Also I wouldn't recommend using Elements or any Photoshop program older than CS4, as the tools and power won't be there.

Having run my mouth to overflowing, I would like to offer my assistance to you in possibly improving this image via a lengthy conversation. Lets chat.

Comment by Shiva Anand Reddy Teegala on December 9, 2014 at 7:42am


Rules of composition is a good start for you. ( photo is tilted, trees to the left are not cropped so... just not sure what I'm seeing). Trying adding more sky or 2/3 rule composition for fountain. 

Comment by Penny Baxter on December 8, 2014 at 9:50pm

I know very little about Photoshop and still learning. I did my first photo smoothing water. Please be honest and tell me what you think.

Comment by Ron on December 23, 2013 at 9:31am

I just ran across this so I gave it a shot.  Like others, I found it harder that I thought to begin with due to the child's clothing being very dark blue or black.  Here is the bes i could do.  I didn't change the background which Steve nicely did.  I did remove some lens distortion as well.

Comment by Barb Momyer on December 2, 2013 at 2:30pm

Nicely done Stevie!  I like the background much better.

Comment by Barb Momyer on December 2, 2013 at 11:20am

I gave it a go.  Not as simple as first thought.  Instead of painting red on a new layer pick a solid color adjustment layer the color you'd like and then ctrl-I to invert the layer mask to black and paint white on the mask to reveal the red color. Then change the mode.  This way you can adjust the color afterwards.  I somewhat tried to remove the extra hand and darken the area.  Not sure if it looks better with the hand or edited out.  I can share what I did to get it there if interested.

Comment by Robert Davis on November 29, 2013 at 9:33am

Superb info Barb, great details. Maybe Stevie will give us his feedback on this?

Comment by Barb Momyer on November 29, 2013 at 8:46am

Try this:  New Adjustment Layer>B&W, adjust the blue slider to lighten the blue jumper, say ok.  Ctrl-I will hide the black and white layer.  Go to your brush and paint over the jumper with white to reveal it.  Then go to Layer>New Layer>Layer and click on the color swatch and pick a red you like and paint over the jumper on the new layer.  Then change the Mode in the pull down menu that sits in the layer pallet to Color or Soft Light.  You'll need to adjust the Opacity slider to the right of the mode.  This will get you started

Comment by Robert Davis on November 28, 2013 at 10:30am

Or you can make the selection then go to "Edit > Adjustments > Hue & Saturation" and move the color slider to the desired color.

Comment by Robert Davis on November 28, 2013 at 10:29am

When you use the "Brush" tool you can select (in the options bar at the top) Transparency. This will keep the integrity of the subject.


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