Does this work?

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  1. Matt_C

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    This is a pic I took in NYC a couple years ago, and I was thinking about having it blown up to be framed, but I wanted to do something with it as opposed to just having it as a "standard" photo... So I set the background to be greyscale and left the firetruck in colour...

    Just wondering if I should make the background a bit less "sharp" - maybe lower the contrast and bleach it out a bit....
     

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    can you bring the colour of the truck up a bit ?? , it seems a bit lost to me :)

    edit - just had a quick play with it in elements and you can bring the truck to life if you see what i mean :)
     

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  3. Matt_C

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    I only use a basic graphics editing program (Paint Shop Pro) so no, don't really know what you mean lol :D

    But if I boosted the contrast of the truck a bit, and washed out the background a little that might work?
     
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    check my edit of the post above yours to see what i mean :)
     
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    gotta agree with paul, the idea is good but the truck sorta blended in the background still, pauls edit brings it out and makes it really catch the eye. :smashin:
     
  6. Matt_C

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    I've been trying to replicate what Paul has done, but can't get it right with the programs I have to edit with. Paul, if I mail you the original full size jpeg, would you mind applying what you did to that? PM your email and I'll get it it sent if you don't mind!
     
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    Matt, you should be able to do this in PSP easily using layers.
     
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    Only a suggestion but the front of the truck looks slightly lower than the rear. How would it look if you made it level or would it throw the verticals of the buildings out?
     
  9. Matt_C

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    It's the brightness/contrast/colour levels I can't seem to get right - or happy with - thats the problem.....
     

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