1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Gothic?

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by stevegreen, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. stevegreen

    stevegreen
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    8,727
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    in my Hymer
    Ratings:
    +984
    Took this today in a churchyard in some little village in between Lichfield and Cannock. The photo itself is a little boring I suppose, so I was trying to make it look more 'gothic' by adjusting the colours in photoshop.

    I'll post both up and you can tell me if I have managed it :)

    Original
    [​IMG]

    and the processed one
    [​IMG]
     
  2. mattym

    mattym
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,116
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    maidstone
    Ratings:
    +101
    whats it like in Black/white Steve?
     
  3. mr jones

    mr jones
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,041
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    (S)cumbria, UK
    Ratings:
    +22
    no, it doesnt look gothic, wrongly balanced yes, the green is too green.


    consider adding afew kids with cradle of filth tshirts and it will look well goffik!
     
  4. RobertP

    RobertP
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    522
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Woodford Essex
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'd say you are getting there. Scene still looks too well lit though. Your changes have moved things more towards a night scene without it being dark.
     
  5. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Gothic

    [​IMG]

    :laugh:
     
  6. Mylo

    Mylo
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    Messages:
    5,541
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Ratings:
    +372
    the great unwashed :laugh:
     
  7. stevegreen

    stevegreen
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    8,727
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    in my Hymer
    Ratings:
    +984
    [​IMG]
     
  8. stevegreen

    stevegreen
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    8,727
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    in my Hymer
    Ratings:
    +984
    So the greens should be reduced a bit then? I messed with the colours for a while and I think I got the 'purple' effect reasonably well, I quite liked the slightly highlighted green, i'll have another play.

    I'm a bit annoyed about the tree in the foreground now too :(
     
  9. mattym

    mattym
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,116
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    maidstone
    Ratings:
    +101
    better, darken the top half....
     
  10. stevegreen

    stevegreen
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    8,727
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    in my Hymer
    Ratings:
    +984
    hmmmmmmm, i'll try, not too conversant with PS :)
     
  11. mattym

    mattym
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,116
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    maidstone
    Ratings:
    +101
    may i?
     
  12. stevegreen

    stevegreen
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    8,727
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    in my Hymer
    Ratings:
    +984
    yep, no worries..........be interesting to see what people can do with the original.
     
  13. mattym

    mattym
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,116
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    maidstone
    Ratings:
    +101
    cant get the top to darken as i want, dont want to 'lomo' it as thats done to death now,

    made a layer, added a layer mask, then darkened the original layer by knocking back the brightness and added a slight blue tinge to give a nighttime effect, used the layer mask to lighten the bench up slightly to give that slightly lighter middle of the dark foreboding graveyard type thing?
     

    Attached Files:

  14. tomson

    tomson
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2000
    Messages:
    1,918
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Berk'amsted
    Ratings:
    +187
    2 minutes of dodging and burning...
     

    Attached Files:

  15. mr jones

    mr jones
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,041
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    (S)cumbria, UK
    Ratings:
    +22
    gothic...


    [​IMG]
     
  16. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Gothic...


    [​IMG]
     
  17. mr jones

    mr jones
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,041
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    (S)cumbria, UK
    Ratings:
    +22
    pffffft so teany goth, i bet she pretends to be a vampire and hangs around the nearest war memorial on saturdays and sundays......
     
  18. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    I bet that fellas the Vicars son getting back at his dad for stopping his allowance:laugh:

    Loads of the kids from Cheethams school of music (which is a classical music kinda gaff ) are goths. 100's of them outside the urbis every saturday. Which brings other goths/aka posh kids from miles around.

    You can have your thread back now Steve:laugh:
     
  19. mr jones

    mr jones
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,041
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    (S)cumbria, UK
    Ratings:
    +22
    they all hang out on the memorial outside the corn exchange in preston, wish they;d bugger off really, they;re unsightly!
     
  20. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Gothic...
    [​IMG]
     
  21. stevegreen

    stevegreen
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    8,727
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    in my Hymer
    Ratings:
    +984
    I like what tomson has done with the picture. How did you manage to give it a sky with clouds?
     
  22. tomson

    tomson
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2000
    Messages:
    1,918
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Berk'amsted
    Ratings:
    +187
    just photoshopped them in.
     
  23. stevegreen

    stevegreen
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    8,727
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    in my Hymer
    Ratings:
    +984
    I must start reading all those books I have on Photoshop :D It's amazing how you can just totally change the feel of a shot just by altering the colours etc, even if the original is pretty boring! :laugh:
     
  24. mattym

    mattym
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,116
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    maidstone
    Ratings:
    +101
    i like tomsons effort too, thats more what i had in mind, but i dont have the dodge/burn skills....


    /goes off to RTFM
     
  25. DJW

    DJW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    965
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Only had 5 mins spare, but without tree in front bench for ya Steve. (Had to resize to stick within 120K limit). Plus added B&W vsn.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

Loading...