21 Apr 2006 • 1,192 views
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 ;-) )
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
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!
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
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