a bad orginal, though talking image

We love a challenge! If you have an image that you think can be better, post it here and see what the rest of us can do with it.
mikemeister_admin
Posts: 4925
Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:29 pm

Postby mikemeister_admin » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:20 pm

His gf is very talented designer and did take this shot with a point and shoot.

Photography is not here thing. But still she loves him and she has eyes.

I do not even think of posting my first tries on this image.
Perhaps you have idea's on this one.

28343120663743369501172.jpg



ggroess
Posts: 5342
Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 2:15 am
Contact:

Postby ggroess » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:51 pm

Highlights,

Please give us some goals you would like to have for the image. 

Personally I can see that it needs a pass with smart sharpen, it needs a skin correction which could be done in Curvemeister with a Skin Mask and a mid-tone skin pin, The foreground road is completely blown out with no details; it will need to be cloned back into the image.  the overall color balance needs a bit of a tweak...

What things are you looking to improve and then we'll have a bash at it...

Greg

mikemeister_admin
Posts: 4925
Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:29 pm

Postby mikemeister_admin » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:33 pm

Greg,

thnx ,  i ll work with your tips. ok?

Regards,

Martijn

ggroess
Posts: 5342
Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 2:15 am
Contact:

Postby ggroess » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:50 am

Headlights,

Here is my version of the image...

In shot 1: I show the image with the road cloned into a separate layer.  I copied a section of the road and pasted it into a new layer.  I used the "Skew" command to stretch the copied area out over the blown area and then set the layer opacity to 65%.  I then used a eraser tool with a soft brush to erase out the areas of the copied layer that covered the green spots near the middle.

In Shot 2: I flattened the layers and opened the image in Curvemeister to do a RGB correction using the highlights in the trees I found a spot that I thought should be white and corrected the highlights to that spot.  I picked a mid-tone spot and corrected in RGB to make that neutral.  I picked a spot in the hairline to check the shadows and found the hair to be blue.  I corrected the hairline spot to be in the skin tone range but very dark so that the man does not have blue hair. 

In Shot 3: I applied smart sharpen as shown with the settings you see in the screen shot. 

Shot 4 is where I left the image for now.

Greg
Attachments
shot1-jpg-5
shot1-jpg-5 (109.29 KiB) Viewed 1555 times
shot2-jpg-4
shot2-jpg-4 (142.04 KiB) Viewed 1555 times
shot3-jpg
shot3-jpg (100.08 KiB) Viewed 1555 times
28343120663743369501172_gg-jpg
28343120663743369501172_gg-jpg (80.06 KiB) Viewed 1555 times


Return to “Want us to work on one of your images?”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 12 guests