October 19, 2017, 11:18:46 AM

Author Topic: More PS help with a image  (Read 11963 times)

Famateur

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 691
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2013, 03:45:03 AM »
Okay...big disclaimer: I did this late at night on my laptop, which has not been properly calibrated. If my stab at editing the image turns her into a blueberry, pumpkin or scoop of rainbow sherbet, I apologize in advance.  ;D


canon rumors FORUM

Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2013, 03:45:03 AM »

wsgroves

  • EOS Rebel T7i
  • ****
  • Posts: 143
    • Muddy Creek Studios
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2013, 07:09:35 AM »
Great work everybody. Much better then mine =).
Fam that is very good! Now I just have to figure out how to do all that touch work myself haha.
I can do a decent amount in photohop but yes, they are burned a little too much for my noobish skills to bring back.
I'll have a look through your longer post, and Jims again and see if I cant somewhat replicate what you have done.
Thanks,
Scott
1D Mark II, 5D3, 7D
Please check out my site.
http://muddycreekstudios.4ormat.com/

Northstar

  • EOS-1D X Mark II
  • *******
  • Posts: 1672
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2013, 10:10:44 AM »
i had 5 minutes so here ya go! 

the edit first, and then the original jpeg you posted.

aperture with a little help from Nik

a beautiful little girl!  wish you health and happiness!

north

« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 10:16:41 AM by Northstar »
Sport Shooter

1dX and 5d3... 24-70 2.8ii, 70-200 2.8ii, 1.4xiii and 2xiii, 85, 40mm, 300 2.8L IS....430ex

wsgroves

  • EOS Rebel T7i
  • ****
  • Posts: 143
    • Muddy Creek Studios
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2013, 10:49:53 AM »
Thank you North, much appreciated.

Here is a edit I am working on. Its not perfect but im trying to figure out the tools.

Scott
1D Mark II, 5D3, 7D
Please check out my site.
http://muddycreekstudios.4ormat.com/

Famateur

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 691
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2013, 10:59:33 AM »
You're welcome, Scott. Thanks for letting us all take a shot at it. If there's one thing that makes a big difference in Lightroom, it's the local adjustment brush. Sometimes global adjustments just can't get you all the way there.

Quick example: Look at the parts of your daughter where her skin is in shadow (face and foot, especially). The shadowed tones are much cooler and can clash with the sunlit tones. You can try to change the white balance and warm things up a bit, but by the time the shadowed tones look okay, the rest has gone pumpkin. Enter the local adjustment brush - you can paint in just the shadows, boost the exposure slightly, warm the temperature a bit, bring a little more magenta tint to keep it balanced, and you end up with skin tones that are more consistent overall (at least on my monitor!).

Another spot was right under the nose, a couple of places around the mouth and between chin and bottom lip where the shadow had a greenish cast from the grass. Paint over those areas with a nicely feathered brush, and you can bring in just enough magenta to cancel the green. Probably not something anyone would notice directly, but it enhances the image, in my opinion.

Anyway, food for thought. Little things like that can make a big difference, even if you don't notice it directly.

Cheers...

PS: I bet that cold, shadowed foot jumps out at you now in your original image!

PPS: I wrote this before you posted your current edit, so my comments were about the original, not your latest! Latest looks excellent. A tad warm on my monitor, but still a lovely edit. Nice job.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 11:03:23 AM by Famateur »

Famateur

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 691
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2013, 11:00:36 AM »
Just saw your current edit. Much improved! What do you need us for? :)

Famateur

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 691
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2013, 11:18:22 AM »
Comparing on my external monitor at the office, I'd say my version is still a bit over exposed (note to self -- don't post process on 6-year-old laptop). You've done a better job smoothing out the skin tones and highlights, particularly on the ear and (her) left leg. I also notice you softened the shadows under (her) left foot and right hand. Good call.

The only two things I'd do are:

1.) Take a stab at helping the shadowed foot's skin tone warm up to be more consistent with the others.
2.) Back off the warmth of the image over all just a skosh. Again, that might just be my monitor.

Anyway, you've brought your image from "nice memory" to "lovely portrait", in my opinion. Great stuff...

canon rumors FORUM

Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2013, 11:18:22 AM »

wsgroves

  • EOS Rebel T7i
  • ****
  • Posts: 143
    • Muddy Creek Studios
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2013, 11:24:33 AM »
Thanks a lot Fam for the kind words.
I have to confess though...I cheated.
Since I dont have your mad PS/LR skillz, I took the regular over exposed image and tweaked it, then I
did the same tweaks to the image again but this time vastly underexposed it and combined the two.
After combining them I did the tweaking.
And yes I noticed that it is a little warm as well. I'll look into that.

I dont think it came out too bad though for my method haha
1D Mark II, 5D3, 7D
Please check out my site.
http://muddycreekstudios.4ormat.com/

Famateur

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 691
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2013, 12:04:05 PM »
Hey, whatever works! It's not always about the tools you have but how you use them. That's actually a clever solution, and if that's what it takes to produce such a great image, rock on.

yablonsky

  • EOS Rebel 300D
  • ***
  • Posts: 50
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2013, 12:44:25 PM »
This can be done in Camera Raw.
5D2, 17-40 4L, 24-70 2.8L II, 70-200 4L IS, 70-300 L IS

wsgroves

  • EOS Rebel T7i
  • ****
  • Posts: 143
    • Muddy Creek Studios
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2013, 02:06:58 PM »
Im going to have to remember to try more tweaking in camera raw yablonsky. That looks good for that.

Is this one too warm? It has a lot of color...
1D Mark II, 5D3, 7D
Please check out my site.
http://muddycreekstudios.4ormat.com/

privatebydesign

  • Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
  • **********
  • Posts: 6458
  • Would you take advice from a cartoons stuffed toy?
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2013, 02:55:04 PM »
My play.

All done in ACR, the same controls as Lightroom.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

wsgroves

  • EOS Rebel T7i
  • ****
  • Posts: 143
    • Muddy Creek Studios
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2013, 02:58:31 PM »
Very nice private. Care to share your settings?
Thanks,

Scott
1D Mark II, 5D3, 7D
Please check out my site.
http://muddycreekstudios.4ormat.com/

canon rumors FORUM

Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2013, 02:58:31 PM »

Famateur

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 691
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2013, 03:15:21 PM »
Yeah...it's still a bit too warm (on my monitor), but if you're simulating "golden hour" sunlight, it's pretty darn close. If you're going for typical daylight tones, it needs a little more cooling (again, to my eye on my monitor).

It's definitely well-saturated. :)

The saturation is a little much for my taste (bright color is nice, but if it's the first thing I notice and not "Aw, she's so cute", then it's a little too much), but things like saturation and color temperature are exactly that -- a matter of taste. It's not quite as objective as whether or not a highlight or shadow has lost detail.

I say tweak it to your heart's content. Once it pleases you on your monitor or from your printer, it's a home run.


wsgroves

  • EOS Rebel T7i
  • ****
  • Posts: 143
    • Muddy Creek Studios
Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2013, 03:46:16 PM »
Ack way too work. Just got home and looked on my monitor. I was doing it at work on my laptop....shhhhh lol.
1D Mark II, 5D3, 7D
Please check out my site.
http://muddycreekstudios.4ormat.com/

canon rumors FORUM

Re: More PS help with a image
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2013, 03:46:16 PM »