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#1 Powerdook

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 11:35 AM

Since i have given up 3D modeling and now only do photography as a hobby, I also decided to look more into PS. I watched a few videos on YT and a few of Chelsea as well. This is my first "real" try at cleaning up an image in PS only. It's far from perfect, but i would like to hear what i might have done wrong or simply sucked at! :P All critique is welcome!
 
I have attached both the before and after.
 
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Posted 01 August 2015 - 11:29 PM

It seems that you cropped the original, made it perfectly vertical, cleaned up the right side and perhaps increased vibrance and contrast. It is now a pleasing composition, with geometric shapes and leading lines but, in my view, the pipe on the left does not add anything; in fact, it breaks the symmetry. Perhaps you can remove it using the Clone Stamp tool or content-aware fill. If I zoom in, I see that the door details (the handle, for example) could use a little additional sharpening, being careful not to overdo it. Zoom in and make sure that the sharpening has not created halos or excessive digital noise.

Personally I found it helpful to first ensure that the white balance corresponds to what my eyes saw, followed by distortion and chromatic aberration corrections for the specific lens that I was using. But every photographer has his/her own workflow preferences and what works for me may not work for you.

I know that I am mixing comments about composition and Photoshop but, catching a glimpse of what appears to be an identical door on the right edge of the original photo, I can't help wondering how a composition with both doors might have looked.

I hope that this helps a little.

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 04:29 AM

Alternatively you could clone the pipe onto the right side to re establish symmetry.
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Posted 02 August 2015 - 01:34 PM

It seems that you cropped the original, made it perfectly vertical, cleaned up the right side and perhaps increased vibrance and contrast. It is now a pleasing composition, with geometric shapes and leading lines but, in my view, the pipe on the left does not add anything; in fact, it breaks the symmetry. Perhaps you can remove it using the Clone Stamp tool or content-aware fill. If I zoom in, I see that the door details (the handle, for example) could use a little additional sharpening, being careful not to overdo it. Zoom in and make sure that the sharpening has not created halos or excessive digital noise.

Personally I found it helpful to first ensure that the white balance corresponds to what my eyes saw, followed by distortion and chromatic aberration corrections for the specific lens that I was using. But every photographer has his/her own workflow preferences and what works for me may not work for you.

I know that I am mixing comments about composition and Photoshop but, catching a glimpse of what appears to be an identical door on the right edge of the original photo, I can't help wondering how a composition with both doors might have looked.

I hope that this helps a little.

KG

Thanks for your input. I'll deffenetly look at what you said for the next try. These are just an old pic i found and wanted to see if i could imporve it. It was the first time i did everything in PS, so there's bound to be a few errors! ;)

 

Alternatively you could clone the pipe onto the right side to re establish symmetry.

Maybe. I'll try it out one day to see what it will look like! :)



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 07:31 AM

I like what you did with the image - it certainly improved it, IMHO. I think it is good to get away from the thinking that image manipulation is something to be avoided if possible. I suppose it's nice to get a perfect picture right out of the camera, but it is not a goal, IMHO. It is kind of understood (and should be) that some image manipulation will be done, essentially on every image. Back in the film days, they did a lot of manipulation in the darkroom; same for us now. :)


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 03:02 PM

I don't see any errors!
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