give this Nepali image a creative shot

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michellem Regular Member • Posts: 101
give this Nepali image a creative shot

Ths is my first time posting here, however I have been reading many of the threads for quiet a while. The talent here is simply unbelievable! I have an image that I took in Nepal, anyone have any ideas on how to make it look more interesting? I especially love the painted look.

My website is http://www.michellemaor.com I am very open to any critique of my photographs!

DRWOODY Junior Member • Posts: 46
Re: give this Nepali image a creative shot

Sharpened

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Tarek Karam Regular Member • Posts: 235
Re: give this Nepali image a creative shot

Hello

Sorry DRWOODY but its oversharpened, the colors are washed and the leveling is bad and the contrast too... (from my pooint of view)

fixed it a bit :

hope its okay.

tarek

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Re: give this Nepali image a creative shot

michellem wrote:

Ths is my first time posting here, however I have been reading many
of the threads for quiet a while. The talent here is simply
unbelievable! I have an image that I took in Nepal, anyone have any
ideas on how to make it look more interesting? I especially love
the painted look.

Levels, Hue & Sat & Virtual Painter

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Ash Contributing Member • Posts: 622
Re: give this Nepali image a creative shot

hi michellem

this photo is almost 'national geographic' perfect, and doesn't need any improvements; in any case i gave it a try with levels, channel mixer and crop as follows

thanks for sharing
ash

michellem wrote:

Ths is my first time posting here, however I have been reading many
of the threads for quiet a while. The talent here is simply
unbelievable! I have an image that I took in Nepal, anyone have any
ideas on how to make it look more interesting? I especially love
the painted look.

My website is http://www.michellemaor.com I am very open to any critique
of my photographs!

Jan Esmann Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: give this Nepali image a creative shot

Hi I gave it a go with powerretouche. Aim was to put more focus on the kids...

http://janesmann.com/temp/powerretouche.bmp

1. Using BW Studio i color-mode: Darkened the blue background, brightened the skin.

2. with saturation editor i saturated the light colors adding more color to the kids clothes.
3. sharpened with sharpness editor method at 100%

Jan
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OP michellem Regular Member • Posts: 101
Re: To Jan

Jan

I loved what you did with the picture!

I am confused about:
1. What is BW Studio i?
2. What is "saturation editor?"
3. What is "Sharpness editor?"

Michelle
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Re: Lovely photo - I hope I have added a little

Hi

What a lovely photo.

I hope you like my very quick try.

All the best

Ray

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cspringer Forum Pro • Posts: 19,632
already looked processed...(img)

so I toned it down...plus Grain Surgery to denoise/sharpen and Lens Blur

michellem wrote:

Ths is my first time posting here, however I have been reading many
of the threads for quiet a while. The talent here is simply
unbelievable! I have an image that I took in Nepal, anyone have any
ideas on how to make it look more interesting? I especially love
the painted look.

My website is http://www.michellemaor.com I am very open to any critique
of my photographs!

Kent C Forum Pro • Posts: 25,803
Re: already looked processed...(img)

my feelings exactly when I saw the pic. Nice job! It's amazing what just a few clicks toward the minus side in Hue/sat can do for skin. (not saying that's what you did, but similar effect).
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cspringer Forum Pro • Posts: 19,632
Re: already looked processed...(img)

Normally I would have used Hue/Sat. but I ended up using a Selective color adjustment layer on almost everything...i.e., the boy's face highlight was different than his neck. The highlights in the girl's face was different than her feet. The reddish skin shadows required something different on different body parts. (lots of "invert" selective color mask and painting in the corrections).

Kent C wrote:

my feelings exactly when I saw the pic. Nice job! It's amazing what
just a few clicks toward the minus side in Hue/sat can do for skin.
(not saying that's what you did, but similar effect).
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Kent C Forum Pro • Posts: 25,803
Re: already looked processed...(img)

cspringer wrote:

Normally I would have used Hue/Sat. but I ended up using a
Selective color adjustment layer on almost everything

Yeah, I probably would have too... hehe

...i.e., the

boy's face highlight was different than his neck. The highlights in
the girl's face was different than her feet. The reddish skin
shadows required something different on different body parts. (lots
of "invert" selective color mask and painting in the corrections).

Thanks for the rundown. End result is great!
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OP michellem Regular Member • Posts: 101
Re: already looked processed...(img)

Chip I liked what you did.

So am I understanding you guys correctly:

You made a few adjustment layers and used selective color to fix various body parts?

What do you mean by "invert" selective color mask?

Thank you for taking the time.

Warm Regards,
Michelle

cspringer Forum Pro • Posts: 19,632
Re: already looked processed...(img)

Invert the mask from white to black (ctrl+I). Then you can paint the effect with a white brush (vs. erasing an effect with the black brush on a white mask). Since these were very small edits, i.e., the highlight on her leg...inverting the mask is faster and easier.

michellem wrote:

Chip I liked what you did.

So am I understanding you guys correctly:

You made a few adjustment layers and used selective color to fix
various body parts?

What do you mean by "invert" selective color mask?

Thank you for taking the time.

Warm Regards,
Michelle

Jan Esmann Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: To Jan -- powerretouche plugins used

Hi

Thanks!

I used the Powerretouche suite of Photoshop plugins. The three plugins I used are called "BW Studio", "Saturation Editor" and "Sharpness Editor"

Please visit http://www.powerretouche.com for info

Jan

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