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My cat and first attempt at photoshop editing

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by themask70, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. themask70

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,156

    Location: Saffron Walden, Essex

    Well, i was outside today and my cat decided to follow me round my garden. He evetnualy got pretty tired and started rolling about on the grass. I took some pics but the weather was rubbish so un-edited they looked quite boring. Soooo, i had a go at editing it in photoshop (my first proper attempt). I hope everyone likes it, C+C welcome :)

    EDIT: This one was originaly taken with my Sigma 70-300mm, but the quality / sharpness of the picture seems to of really de-graded :confused:

    The original

    My edit
    Last edited: 4 Jun 2006
  2. Joe T


    Joined: 1 Apr 2003

    Posts: 11,628

    Location: Northampton

    I think you overdid the saturation. The greass looks un-natural.

    Just a shame theres not more detail in the face, I guess the black is underexposed.

    Not bad though. :)
  3. Dinomania


    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,328

    I think it's nice that your original already has such rich greens - often the first thing I do in my photos is boose the saturation a little for more 'pop' - but the first pic barely needs any :)

    Your photoshopped pic has a nice unreal quality to it what with the blown white and deep black, but it didn't really need it...
  4. themask70

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,156

    Location: Saffron Walden, Essex

    I think my screen might be a bit 'un calibrated', the colours on the first pic look quite grey on my one.

    Oh, and btw, i was hoping to get a kind of un-real feel to it :)
  5. brocksta

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    Joined: 23 Jul 2004

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    Location: Dublin / Southend On Sea

    have a go at playing with the levels to get the black parts a bit more detailed, maybe something like this:

    Last edited: 4 Jun 2006
  6. ChroniC


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,282

    Thats better, alot, maybe a tiny bit to bright