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Old 09-14-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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Photo Editing Challenge / How-To

I want to throw out an offer to demonstrate how just a very few photo
editing steps can take your food shots from "ho hum" to "oh yeah".

Post your best food shot as a reply to this thread and I will post the
edited version.

This offer stands for the first five shots (one per person). I will share
exactly what I did so that you can repeat it.

John

P.S. I will be using Photoshop.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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Re: Photo Editing Challenge / How-To

Here's a quick example.

Before (straight out of the camera):



After (three editing steps -- maybe 90 seconds):



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Old 09-15-2010, 06:09 AM   #3
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Re: Photo Editing Challenge / How-To

I took a "artsy" pic of my fruit bowl. I think it's pretty good, have at it though.
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Thanks!
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Here's a quick example.

Before (straight out of the camera):



After (three editing steps -- maybe 90 seconds):



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Actually, I think your fixed one is still kinda washed out. Your histogram is off the chart.

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Re: Photo Editing Challenge / How-To

Scotty's looks much better than John's. Scotty, how do you do that?
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See what you can do with this.

[attachment=0:2h8pra1k]Dickhead.jpg[/attachment:2h8pra1k]
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See what you can do with this.

[attachment=0:z8tlilty]Dickhead.jpg[/attachment:z8tlilty]

Nick, even though that is funny as hell......John is sincerely trying to make our pictures something they're not, so let him show us how he makes his subpar food 'look' better than it is. You've all seen the Domino's commercial right, this is pretty much the same method of making something it's NOT bro. Your not being nice Bro.
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Ancient Chinese secret...called levels, and channels.
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I'm going to lunch, if I don't have a 'How To' on how to fake my pictures when I return, I'm reporting this post as Spam. Come on Bro, hook a brotha from another mutha up!
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