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Sharon  Day
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Tweak It 4


 
 
Just for fun, this shot could use some work. This photo was donated by Tamera Phillips.

What I'd like to see is for members use this photo to manipulate, Photoshop it to death or just basic editing to make it better.

You will find a copy of the image in this pbase gallery and all you need to do to play with this photo is right click and copy it to your hard drive. When you're done post it here.

Tamera’s lighthouse:
http://www.pbase.com/sharond/image/56294493

Please record the steps you take and the software you use so we can all learn from others. I will post my version later in the discussion.

Remember you must be fully signed into BP with your email address & password for uploads to work.

Looking forward to seeing what you all can do with this image! Previous images are still available at this gallery for “tweaking” as well.

Sharon’s barn scene:
http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=22391

Dr. Silly’s flower image:
http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=22400

Stacey’s original barn scene at pbase:
http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/qnaDetail.asp?threadID=22476

Please, if you don't enjoy Photoshop pass on this thread. We are not looking to debate the age old argument as to whether it's a mortal sin to manipulate a photo.


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2/19/2006 10:08:36 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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I thought this was a pretty nice pic. I couldn't think of much to do with it so I just buzzed it then applied Flaming Pear's Organic Edges.


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2/19/2006 10:17:18 PM

 
John P. Roberts, Jr.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/28/2004
 
 
 
I cropped it for what I thought was a better composition. Then I applied a "Velvia" look with the channel mixer to punch up the colors. Finally I applied a slight buzz becaue the severe crop made it look pixelated.


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2/20/2006 3:43:09 AM

 
John P. Roberts, Jr.
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I cropped it for what I thought was a better composition. Then I applied a "Velvia" look with the channel mixer to punch up the colors. Finally I applied a slight buzz becaue the severe crop made it look pixelated.


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2/20/2006 3:44:11 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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My version of Tamera's Lighthouse..
I first cropped it.
Then saturated at 60%.
Added Sprayed Strokes.
Then Sandstone Texture.
All done in PS.
Hope you like!


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2/20/2006 7:27:44 AM

 
Stan Lubach
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/1/2005
 
 
 
With so many folks using PS, I thought the GIMP should have some representation. So here it is.
I decided to stay with the natural look. I duplicated the layer; oversaturated and lightened the bottom layer; flattened the image ( merged layers using multiply mode ); upped the contrast and then sharpened.


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2/20/2006 9:42:58 AM

 
Stan Lubach
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With so many folks using PS, I thought the GIMP should have some representation. So here it is.
I decided to stay with the natural look. I duplicated the layer; oversaturated and lightened the bottom layer; flattened the image ( merged layers using multiply mode ); upped the contrast and then sharpened.


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2/20/2006 9:44:53 AM

 
Stan Lubach
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It seems I'm having a bit of trouble today...
Here's the shot.


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2/20/2006 9:46:13 AM

 
Stan Lubach
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  After all that, I still forgot to mention that I cropped a bit off the top and right. :(


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2/20/2006 9:49:19 AM

 
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2/20/2006 1:31:14 PM

 
John P. Sandstedt
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  The problem is that there is so little data to work with that "Tweaking" is difficult, if not impossible.

Tried several things and when I tried to use the clone tool, there was nothing left in the way of data to use.


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2/20/2006 1:44:39 PM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
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So many creative and artistic ways to tweak my original shot. Sorry it wasn't a larger picture for you to work with...but so far I've seen some great work! This is what I ended up with.


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2/20/2006 2:04:47 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  John, how large a file is needed? I didn't have much trouble but I didn't do much either. Just curious so we can specify a file size for the next time. Thanks!


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2/20/2006 5:04:24 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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I lost track playing around (!), and now can't remember everything I did! As best I remember; Crop, Solarize, brought in full moon image, layered behind lighthouse, layered sky to change tint, cloned out boat on the water.


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2/23/2006 6:23:33 PM

 
Jorge Antonio Bailón Fernández
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  Tamera's lighthouse Reworked?
Tamera's lighthouse Reworked?
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Hello I was looking this forum and think this is interesting. I don't know much of photoshop, but I used Sketch Master and Filters Unlimited. It's slightly different, but I hope you like it. It was fun!


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3/13/2006 10:47:31 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Nice job, Jorge! Tweak it is fun! I should start another one soon. There are 2 or 3 others you can do as well.


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3/14/2006 6:26:52 AM

 
Jorge Antonio Bailón Fernández
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/23/2006
  Thanks Sharon, if I have some free time i'll look for the others and see what I can do. And yes, it's fun!


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3/14/2006 10:31:38 AM

 
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