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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.

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P.S. I will be using Photoshop.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-15-2010, 06:09 AM   #3
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I took a "artsy" pic of my fruit bowl. I think it's pretty good, have at it though.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:17 AM   #4
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Here's a quick example.

Before (straight out of the camera):



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



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

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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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Scotty's looks much better than John's. Scotty, how do you do that?
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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THAT'S IT...................I'M OUTTA HERE! THIS IS BS, we're promised lessons and nothing, nadda, zilch, not even a uh duh I'm not really that smart, NOTHING! I want my monthly membership amount REFUNDED NOW!
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I've been messing around with Photoshop trying to get it work. I've been working on this for about 2 days so far.

[attachment=1:283rq9lh]Dickhead.jpg[/attachment:283rq9lh]



I'm not sure, but I think I really screwed the picture up. The white balance might be off but it just seems wierd, what do you guys think? Scotty can you help me?


















[attachment=0:283rq9lh]NumbNuts.jpg[/attachment:283rq9lh]
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I'm not sure, but I think I really screwed the picture up. The white balance might be off but it just seems wierd, what do you guys think? Scotty can you help me?

[attachment=0:30pwboke]NumbNuts.jpg[/attachment:30pwboke]
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Re: Photo Editing Challenge / How-To

Reading this has made me laugh for the first time today and it's 10:27 pm.

Scotty it's all about levels and channels these day. Levels, channels, whatever it takes.
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Reading this has made me laugh for the first time today and it's 10:27 pm.

Scotty it's all about levels and channels these day. Levels, channels, whatever it takes.

I liked it back in the day when it was about tits and ass......now I can't even take a picture correctly. PHUCK ME!

Nick your jealous, don't be! I'll be old and grey like you one day too! But for now, I'm gunna stay studly!
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Reading this has made me laugh for the first time today and it's 10:27 pm.

Scotty it's all about levels and channels these day. Levels, channels, whatever it takes.

I liked it back in the day when it was about tits and ass......now I can't even take a picture correctly. PHUCK ME!

Nick your jealous, don't be! I'll be old and grey like you one day too! But for now, I'm gunna stay studly!
Don't know what your talking about grey, I'm blond!
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[quote=Nick Prochilo]
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Reading this has made me laugh for the first time today and it's 10:27 pm.

Scotty it's all about levels and channels these day. Levels, channels, whatever it takes.

I liked it back in the day when it was about tits and ass......now I can't even take a picture correctly. PHUCK ME!

Nick your jealous, don't be! I'll be old and grey like you one day too! But for now, I'm gunna stay studly!
Don't know what your talking about grey, I'm blond![/quote:24g6ii2v]

And I can walk! NOT
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[quote=Larry Wolfe][quote="Nick Prochilo":3tfhl30b]
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Reading this has made me laugh for the first time today and it's 10:27 pm.

Scotty it's all about levels and channels these day. Levels, channels, whatever it takes.

I liked it back in the day when it was about tits and ass......now I can't even take a picture correctly. PHUCK ME!

Nick your jealous, don't be! I'll be old and grey like you one day too! But for now, I'm gunna stay studly!
Don't know what your talking about grey, I'm blond![/quote:3tfhl30b]

And I can walk! NOT[/quote:3tfhl30b]


Okay, so it's frosted! Get up and walk!
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