Mista Skee

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"Brothers... remixed"

Yesterday Sidemouse posted this  picture of these rather lovely cats,
but I thought that his post production work or lack of it let down an otherwise fantastic capture. check it here

So I decided to give it the "Skee-Dazzle" effect! Any improvement! :-)

Here's what I did! ( I See so many great shots, just look ordinary because of this, Oh! for the lack of knowledge my peeps perish ;-) )

Here goes!

1. Create a adjustment layer based on curves and find the darkest and lightest points of the picture. Then Adjust the curve to increase the dynamic range and thereby also the contrast.
2. Another adjustment layer, this time adjust each channel with the curve tool
3. finally, apply the USM filter.

The trick is getting the right balance, ;-) sorry can't tell you that, now that i've provided the spades...it's left for you to dig! and pls dig deep!

Let there be no more half baked b&w's posted. But then again... this is not an invitation to "burn baby burn!" :-)

It's friday.... Guys enjoy...I'm off to do some concert work this weekend, so prepare to be properly SKEE-DAZZLED on Monday!

FACES WANTED!
Over this Summer, I'll be doing quite alot of shooting for a project i'm working on, so. if you think you have got a wonderfully unique smile and your not camera shy, drop me an email

"Brothers... remixed"

Yesterday Sidemouse posted this  picture of these rather lovely cats,
but I thought that his post production work or lack of it let down an otherwise fantastic capture. check it here

So I decided to give it the "Skee-Dazzle" effect! Any improvement! :-)

Here's what I did! ( I See so many great shots, just look ordinary because of this, Oh! for the lack of knowledge my peeps perish ;-) )

Here goes!

1. Create a adjustment layer based on curves and find the darkest and lightest points of the picture. Then Adjust the curve to increase the dynamic range and thereby also the contrast.
2. Another adjustment layer, this time adjust each channel with the curve tool
3. finally, apply the USM filter.

The trick is getting the right balance, ;-) sorry can't tell you that, now that i've provided the spades...it's left for you to dig! and pls dig deep!

Let there be no more half baked b&w's posted. But then again... this is not an invitation to "burn baby burn!" :-)

It's friday.... Guys enjoy...I'm off to do some concert work this weekend, so prepare to be properly SKEE-DAZZLED on Monday!

FACES WANTED!
Over this Summer, I'll be doing quite alot of shooting for a project i'm working on, so. if you think you have got a wonderfully unique smile and your not camera shy, drop me an email

comments (11)

  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 21 Apr 2006, 04:22
The tones and sharpness definately look better here. The main problem for me is still the blown out highlights, but there isn't much you could have done about that.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 21 Apr 2006, 06:05
Nice PS work!
Yes, I have a nice smile and I am not camera shy.
When do you come over for a photo shoot? ;-)
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 21 Apr 2006, 08:36
man what a nice photos you have here smile)) love them!
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 21 Apr 2006, 08:38
Wot! You run out of pretty ladies?
  • Me
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • 21 Apr 2006, 09:40
Was going to play around with the original myself, maybe when I do I will post it up. Good job here Mr Skee.

Suby
Wow, is this a different shot from you; I never would have expected it. I'm not really a cat kind of guy, so I am biased. I'll just shut up and say that this is a rather interesting shot. Regards, Brent
  • Ka-el
  • Krypton
  • 21 Apr 2006, 13:32
evil looking animals, I will burn you with my heat vision
  • Bruce
  • United States
  • 21 Apr 2006, 14:39
Nice job - looks sharp.
Thanks for reworking the photo.
  • Dammie BerryMoore
  • IRAQ
  • 21 Apr 2006, 15:47
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this is beautifullllll *sigh*
Nice work Skee....I have a shot for you tomorrow.
  • Funmi
  • 26 Apr 2006, 19:16
evil!!!

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