My 1st FCAS submission>>>

Started May 26, 2004 | Discussions thread
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Francisco Vega Contributing Member • Posts: 646
My 1st FCAS submission>>>

Hi fellow Coolpixers,

I have been so inspired by the many beautiful FCAS submission photos submitted here on the NTF. So, I decided to give it a try. Here is the set up and work flow that I used:

SET UP:
Table Daisy
Tripod
FCB
NIkon CoolPix 8700
JPEG FINE (8MP)
Aperture Priority (7.6)
ISO 50
Exposure -0.3
White Balance: Auto
Macro mode (green sweet spot)

Original Image:

WORK FLOW:
PhotoShop 6.0 (MAC)
1. Rotate image
2. Scaled image for position in photo
3. Used the magic wand to remove most of FCB and touch up around flower
4. Used mask to remove remaining background
5. Rotate image again and position
6. Create new background with gradient tool in new layer
7. Create frame
8. Reduced image for web size
9. Auto contrast with a 40% fade
10. Sharpen image with unsharp mask
12. Add initials, save for web...

Final image:

Thank you very much for looking.

Please feel free to comment. Thanks.

Francisco Vega Jr.
CP8700
My Web Gallery: http://www.aventtime.com/fv8700pix.html

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