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Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
 

Before And After for May 2006!


Ok, it's time again for another Before And After Thread! So please join me in sharing your images straight off the camera compared to after you have edited them.. Anything from slight adjustments, to major PS overhaul's are welcome.. Make sure to give a brief(or detailed) discription of your editing process and list the programs you use..
Remember you HAVE TO BE COMPLETELY SIGNED IN TO BP TO UPLOAD IMAGES TO A THREAD. Name and password.
Thanks for playing along!


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5/5/2006 5:56:18 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
 
 
 
Ok, this is an image of my daughter (right) and her cousin at Easter.

I first used NIK Old Photo/Color plug-in, then went to enhance in PS and took all the color out. After that I used the Dramatic filter from Virtual Photographer and simply smudged out and remaining parts of the image around the edge to give it the look like it's blending into the white..
I used PSE2 for all of it..


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5/5/2006 5:59:40 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  I forgot the frame was added in Paint Shop Pro 8.


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5/5/2006 6:02:34 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Man, sorry, it's early.. I forgot a few steps...lol

I cropped..
cleared up the chocolate from their complexion...lol
And did a sc on their eyes...
Hope that's all..


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5/5/2006 6:09:28 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
 
 
  Original
Original
.
© Corinne M. Thompson
Olympus Camedia C-...
 
  ~Purple Abstract~
~Purple Abstract~
1. Cropped Image
2. Added Purple Tint
3. Sharpened

© Corinne M. Thompson
Olympus Camedia C-...
 
 
Okay, Let me see if I can do this right....;)


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5/5/2006 9:03:20 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
  Always nice when things go the way they should :)

Kara, I really like what you did with your image!


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5/5/2006 9:13:38 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Wow.. Great work Corinne!!... That's some awesome PS work!!.. Thanks for the compliment and for playing!


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5/5/2006 9:57:46 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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I wanted to share a before and afer done on Phtoshop from a photograph of a sketch. Later I may post my before and after photo. Mary


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5/5/2006 11:33:05 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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  original sketch photographed
original sketch photographed
© Mary N C. Taitt
Olympus Camedia C-...
 
  step 1
step 1
© Mary N C. Taitt
Miscellaneous Does...
 
  Step 2
Step 2
© Mary N C. Taitt
Miscellaneous Does...
 
  Nearly Final
Nearly Final
needs a little cleaning up
© Mary N C. Taitt
Miscellaneous Does...
 
 
I wanted to share a before and afer done on Phtoshop from a photograph of a sketch. Later I may post my before and after photo. Mary


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5/5/2006 11:33:26 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
  Kara, I LOVE your sketch!!! Fantastic, nicely done!

Corinne, I love you work! Wonderful

I love it.

As far as my art, I wanted to show what can be done with photoshop! LOL!

I just had fun doing something a little different.


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5/5/2006 11:47:09 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
  Not really a sketch, high key? Nice anyway, very very pretty, Kara. Mary :-)


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5/5/2006 11:49:04 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
 
 
  Original
Original
Greenfield Village, about 6 PM, cloudy. f/6, 1/100s, 17 mm, ISO 400
© Mary N C. Taitt
Canon EOS 10D Digi...
 
  The Birth of Flight
The Birth of Flight
Greenfield Village, about 6 PM, cloudy. f/6, 1/100s, 17 mm, ISO 400
© Mary N C. Taitt
Canon EOS 10D Digi...
 
 
OK, here is my photo before and after. I took the orginal in the evening at Greenfield Historical village after closing time-we had so much fun taking pictures there--I recommend it to anyone visiting Detroit.

I added a different sky and then made the wall partly transparent (lowered the opacity). I also had several layers of wall at varying opacity inclduing one in BW treated with anvil from VP.

I made the eggg from the sky because the bird in the sky was hidden by the tree!

I'm on the road and workig on a very tiny screen.


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5/5/2006 11:57:16 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Wow.. Mary.. That is one fantastic transformation...
Thanks for playing!!!


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5/5/2006 1:25:31 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
  It was FUN, Kara, I love it!!!! Thanks for setting up the game! :-)


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5/5/2006 1:30:47 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Thanks Mary... This is the first time I have used this combination of filters and effects.. And was pleased with the outcome.. It almost does look like a sketch.. But with wonderful detail... Anyway, thanks alot.. And thank you for doing it.. I love to see what can be done with PS... Amazing!!


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5/5/2006 1:35:23 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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  Kara, I love what you did to that photograph!
Mary, you know I like yours. I am so glad you led me to this I have never really got to understand the Before and After thing. Now I know and will have a go myself if I ever have anything that comes out better LOL!


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5/5/2006 1:49:45 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
 
 
 
Wonderful work, ladies!!
Here's mine...


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5/5/2006 2:15:22 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Wonderful work, ladies!!
Here's mine...


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5/5/2006 2:15:43 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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  That is brilliant Jenny!


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5/5/2006 3:10:29 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/7/2004
 
 
 
Here's one for me..


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5/5/2006 3:52:03 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Here's one for me..


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5/5/2006 3:52:12 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Wow... Just keep those awesome before and after's coming guys!!!. I am loving it!!!!


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5/5/2006 5:08:17 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Not much going on tonight, so here's one more...


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5/5/2006 6:59:03 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2005
 
 
 
Here's mine:
Took the photo of geranium buds, removed spider web and sharpened, selected the largest bud, inverted and blurred, inverted and feathered, used clone tool and blur tool, and applied softening filter


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5/5/2006 7:46:50 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  These are just beautiful guys.... Wonderful job on editing guys.. They started out wonderful but have been brought to perfection through PS.. Thanks for posting guys!!
I will do another if I can come up with one..:)


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5/5/2006 7:54:39 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/7/2004
  Very cool photos...Thanks for the thread Kara...


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5/5/2006 7:55:30 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2005
  Great images, Everyone!
I really enjoy seeing the dramatic creations that people can make from a simple photo...


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5/5/2006 10:49:47 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
  Fantastic work everyone!


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5/7/2006 12:50:59 PM

 
KV Day
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Great images everyone


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5/7/2006 5:01:13 PM

 
KV Day
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Here are mine


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5/7/2006 5:04:12 PM

 
KV Day
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Here are mine


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5/7/2006 5:04:34 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Everyone has creative and wonderfully edited images.. Thank you all so much for playing along!!!


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5/7/2006 7:08:49 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
  This is great fun, I love seeing the before and afters and often post my befores just for fun!! Thanks everyone! FUN stufff! Mary :-)


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5/8/2006 11:20:39 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Well, I'm glad you like it so much Mary.. I will do another on the 5th of next month, and so on, till people get tired of it and don't play along anymore... Hope that don't happen.. See ya next month same time!


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5/8/2006 12:37:38 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
  YAY! Thanks, Kara! Mary :-)


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5/8/2006 12:40:07 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Better late than never I hope. Here's one I did tonight. I'd like to detail how I did this but in all honesty I lost track. I use PS CS.

I do know it started out with a new layer and filled with white. I then duplicated the background layer and dragged it to the top of the layer palette. I used some angled strokes on the top layer. Next I created an adjustment layer and filled it with black. I grouped the top layer with the adjustment layer and used some wet brushes to brush across the image. This is where I got lost. I used several different brushes and I think another layer after this. I'm not sure how well I like it. I may or may not enter it into the contest. Just wanted to share my before and after.


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5/9/2006 8:41:13 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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I see you still have to be signed in fully. I'll try this again!


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5/9/2006 8:44:22 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Wow, Sharon, that's quite a transformation... I love what you have done.. Looks like alot of work, but ohhh so worth it.. Thanks for playing along!


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5/9/2006 9:22:05 PM

 
Pat and Graham  . Robards
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/22/2005
 
 
 
I don't know how to do this so will guess.


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5/10/2006 2:44:31 AM

 
Pat and Graham  . Robards
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I can't do it I don't know how to put the thumbnail there. My images are on my gallery, the directions say "If you have images ready and would like to do so on the next page, enter the number of images" but I can't get back here. ~Pat


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5/10/2006 2:51:55 AM

 
Pat and Graham  . Robards
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I can't do it I don't know how to put the thumbnail there. My images are on my gallery, the directions say "If you have images ready and would like to do so on the next page, enter the number of images" but I can't get back here. ~Pat


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5/10/2006 2:52:50 AM

 
Pat and Graham  . Robards
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I can't do it I don't know how to put the thumbnail there. My images are on my gallery, the directions say "If you have images ready and would like to do so on the next page, enter the number of images" but I can't get back here. ~Pat


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5/10/2006 2:53:46 AM

 
Pat and Graham  . Robards
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OMG, I did it, well now but I uploaded the wrong one first.

With the one up now, it was an overexposed photo so I did the usual, levels and all that, added colour by hand painting, added a rainbow and mist with Auto FX Software Mystical, then put in so picture tubes of Blue Birds and a frame plus a texture in Photoshop,
now I am off to upload the photo straight off the camera. I have another one of this in my gallery with Judy Garland singing, sweet. ~Pat


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5/10/2006 3:10:07 AM

 
Denise A. Johnson   wow to all of these amazing changes! the pics are beautiful before and amazing after!


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5/10/2006 5:40:20 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Ahhh Pat.. You figured it out... I am glad you did!! Wonderful before and afters... Denise is right!!... So glad you all did this!!.. I look forward to it every month!!


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5/10/2006 6:37:18 AM

 
Pat and Graham  . Robards
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/22/2005
  Thank you both kindly, very kind of you! Lol, I made a right stuff up but it turned out eventually!

It WAS fun Kara and I did enjoy this playing, I am working on my Rule of Thirds, am finished for tonight, off to bed now! Nighty night. ~Pat


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5/10/2006 8:43:04 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens  
 
 
Here's my contribution. I think it's amazing and truly a work of art, but I am egotistical, over inflated, and a goof ball.....


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5/10/2006 2:26:24 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Sorry, they wouldn't upload here. They are in the before and after gallery though.


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5/10/2006 2:33:48 PM

 
Pat and Graham  . Robards
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  Hi there Andrew, I wasn't quite sure what to look for in your gallery. ~tia Pat


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5/11/2006 6:23:42 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Hi Andrew.. You can't upload images to hwere from your gallery.. You have to re-upload them from your home computer.. And to do so you HAVE GOT TO BE SIGNED IN completetly name and password.. Other than that.. It should work..


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5/11/2006 7:21:06 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   The shots for before and after are "toad in the "o"" and "toad in the "o" original". I couldn't upload them from my pc because I don't have internet at home (bought new laptop just for PS app) so I load my pics when I visit my parents.


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5/11/2006 10:56:33 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  oh... ok, sorry... I went and took a look... Great PS work!!..
Thanks for playing along!


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5/11/2006 12:24:31 PM

 
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