Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Bristol Pete, Aug 10, 2006.
isnt that last guy in lord of the rings battering down the gates of helms deep?
Nice shots, would be good to see them in colour too though
I especially like the first photo - her eyes and the serious face despite the face painting.
Blimey, looks like a Levellers gig.
Good black and white conversions Pete and I much prefer the more natural look that these shots have over some of the other shots you have posted.
I was trying to sort out drop shadows yesterday but couldn't get them right for some reason. What settings did you use for those, did you do it manually or was it an action command?
Steve, used Marcia's wide frame action from download central.
TBH, still refining my PP and these do look great. Here a case of less is more as the pictures do the talking but thats not to say others will not get the treatment
Thanks for the compliment, it means a lot.
Ah, yes I can see now. That Marcia's action is great, but it does keep eating into the pictures at the magic wand stage, Example
I must admit that I didn't spot it at first on yours. I usually have to do that then a bit of cloning to get it back to how it should be, far too much trouble really though so was looking how to do it myself yesterday......failed!
Yeah, noticed that to but with this ragtag mob it seems to work.
I wonder why it does it though?
I'm using Photoshop CS2, not sure what you are using or how this would work in other programs but i've found the easiest way to add a drop shadow to photos is to:
-Open the Image.
-Unlock the 'Background' Layer. (double click on the lock in the layers panel).
-Goto the image menu and canvas size. change the units to pixels and increase width and height by however many pixels you want the white border to be. and click OK. you'll notice a transparent border now around your image.
-Add another layer (ctrl+shft+N) and drag it under the photo and fill (shift F5) it white to be able to see the shadow better.
-select the photo layer and goto layer>layer style>drop shadow menu and set the drop shadow as you want it.
-when you save this down to JPG the transparency will be converted to white and you'll have your drop shadow.
Hope this helps
Really great pics Pete love your work.
Thanks for that Colin, I think there are numerous ways of doing it, i'll giove this one a go.
It's when the magic wand is used to select the area around the picture, sometimes when the colours are the same it eats into the image itself.
For a drop shadow all you need to do is (in a new layer below the rest) draw a rectangle (no fill, no stroke so it isn't actually seen). Then apply a drop shadow to the layer via layer styles. Takes about 20 seconds.
Great photos Pete. Bit worrying the sort of people you mix with though. Is this typical of the 'yoof' of today ? Or just your normal festival going type crowd ? Some weird ones there I reckon.
Wait til I post some pictures from The Green Man Festival in a weeks time
people, people everywhere and not one of them normal...
the girl with the kodak looks hot, id count her in the normal bunch! i like the shots though, i failed to mention that in my last post,l the baby in the hands is almost a classic
I agree. That shot has to be one of the best you've posted so far imo
Ray, pretty much all festival folk
Bristol Pete what camera & lens did you use?
Canon 30D + 24 - 70mm 2.8 L thing.
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