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02-23-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Took a Stab at Photoshop...
Lens: Pentax A 70-210 f/4 Camera: K-x 

Hey guys, I was wondering if I could please get your opinions and constructive criticism on this photo...

The photo I worked with was taken back in the summer with my K-x, not the best because I've only been using a DSLR for a few months and didn't have much experience.
It is my first real stab at Photoshop- up until now I've been using Paint Shop Pro and have only had limited access to Photoshop Elements at school for some basic graphic design projects. Here's what I got after about a 30-minute treatment in CS5 (trial version).


EDIT: sorry, internet is having technical difficulties...




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Use the bbcode instead to make the pic show up in your post.
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Use the bbcode instead to make the pic show up in your post.
Thanks, got it figured out.
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Nice contrasting colors. I'd probably crop the top off just below the flare bubble for balance.

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This is nicely done, good job.
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Nice contrasting colors. I'd probably crop the top off just below the flare bubble for balance.
Thank you. I took your suggestion, not much of a difference (to me, at least), but I understand what you meant about the balance.


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This is nicely done, good job.
Thank you very much.
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Very nice composition. I prefer the second version. The colours are possibly a bit warm.

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Very nice composition. I prefer the second version. The colours are possibly a bit warm.
The warmness was intended. Thanks!
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Looks way better than I could do, nice job.
Only thing might be the lens flare makes her thumb look discolored, not sure if you would want to go back and match her skin color there.
I am not a PS user so don't even know how or if it is possible but just something that stood out.
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+ 1 for the cropped version, nice composition
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I am gonna go for the uncropped version - while unbalanced - as long as breaking rules are done consciously . I like those flares - not everyone does. Great first job on the photoshop!
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The composition of the lady intently examining the flowers is very good. I prefer the cropped version more from a compositional viewpoint. The light flare does not worry me greatly in this scene. Also as a previous viewer noted, there is a distinct colour cast or maybe it is just oversaturated. A quick automatic colour fix in Photoshop Elements or similar can fix this very easily and produce more natural tones.. Minor blemishes really on what is in my humble opinion, a good effort.
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Thanks for the opinions, everyone.

There are so many endless possibilities when you're editing... I tried the suggestions and went with some more natural colors... I like this version also.

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I tried the suggestions and went with some more natural colors... I like this version also.
This is it for me. The colours look more real. For example, the strongly lit area on the woman's chest is no longer yellow. Well done.
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