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  • Overdone it?

    I've been playing around in photoshop with some photos from the summer. What do you think of this result? I applied some channel light masks and some adjustment masks. Did I overdo it to the point where it doesn't look natural anymore? What do you think of the colors (too yellow?)? What else could I have done to improve it?

    Original:
    IMG_9248_2

    Processed:
    IMG_9248_2 copy

    Thanks!!
    Lisa
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  • #2
    I think you did a nice job with the processing. I quite like the processed version.
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    • #3
      Definitely not overdone, and nice job!

      I like what you've done to recover detail out of the shadows in the trees along the road. The yellow in the sky is okay, too. (Yellow's not my favorite color, but it works for this image.)
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      • #4
        Thanks for your comments!
        Lisa
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        • #5
          It's definitely not overdone!!! I love the edited version. The sky is beautiful!
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          • #6
            Very well done... LIKE LIKE!

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            • #7
              I like the edited version.
              You've got a little bit of halo along the mountains and IMO the image is a bit flat.

              Here I just pushed it a bit harder with shadows/highlights, did a levels adjustment, dodge/burn the road to emphasize "draw" (darkened in front; lighten as you go in). And a touch of cloning to remove some of the halo (could have done more).
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              • #8
                Wow, thanks Steve for taking the time to do that! It does look significantly more 3-dimensional your way. I'm afraid the halo around the mountain is a result of my poor job making the mask around the sky - I can go back and try to be more careful. Do you have any advice on making the mask cleaner? I realize that there must be tons of tricks in PS that I have no clue about, since I'm entirely self-taught.
                Lisa
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by solnechny View Post
                  Do you have any advice on making the mask cleaner? I realize that there must be tons of tricks in PS that I have no clue about, since I'm entirely self-taught.
                  Not really...I might use the quick selection wand, or as likely I would use the pen tool...(trace the area, then rt click and "make selection")
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                  • #10
                    Yes, agree. The processed version looks better.

                    Decent job!
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