Impressed by basics of photoshop

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  1. johndow

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    I was trying to get some nice photos of my son running around the back garden last weekend, but it was midday, about 28 degrees (hence the sun hat) and no shade.

    When i looked at all the photos in the camera i couldn't even see his eyes because of the contrast between the light and shadows.

    For the first time ever i though i would try the shadow highlight tool on CS2 as i had nothing to lose and was just looking a snap for the album. Photo was shot in RAW converted in DPP with minimal sharpening and daylight white balance. PS - Shadows +50 Highlights 0, with some subtle dodging (2 passes with soft brush at 4%) and localised smart sharpen both around the eyes.

    I was impressed to say the least with how well PS recovered the image.

    Obviously the photo is nothing special, just a snapshot, and could be refined with time, but i was so impressed that i had to post it (only about the second photo i have uploaded)

    Original
    IMG_1747 600.JPG

    Shadow Dodge and Sharpen (subtle)
    IMG_1747a 600.jpg
     
  2. paulyoung666

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    very good , now you have done that , have another play and get some detail in the hat :)
     
  3. senu

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    An " eureka" moment..:hiya:
    DPP + even PS elements is way more than most folk need
    LR is another really nice one once you get the hang of it

    As youve proved Photshop need not put anyone off.
    It can be used in simple basic mode and how much you do with it depends on
    how much needs doing,
    and how much you like PPing!:)..
    and how good you are at it..:devil:
    I like Elements though;)
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009

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