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« on: July 16, 2008, 10:47 »
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Gee, like I created this cabbage! Its not my fault it has not some more interesting colors. It is shoot as is, dont know how to improve the colors without producing artefacts or ruin image.... pft....

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Poor color: this image has a low color profile and needs improvement in order to increase its sales potential. You can process your image with color enhancement software, such as Photoshop, giving it the appeal it needs.




« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008, 10:50 »
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to me this cabbage has not seen much sun and attention when it was growing. But PS gurus can do anything. I am sure someone will give you an answer today. I will be interesting to know too.


« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 12:13 »
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this is cross section, its a healthy cabbage, this is how it looks I guess:


tan510jomast

« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 12:17 »
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to me this cabbage has not seen much sun and attention when it was growing. But PS gurus can do anything. I am sure someone will give you an answer today. I will be interesting to know too.



ah yes, peter and vphoto, i can almost smell the next reviewer's rejection:
"over-processed, please re-submit with the original".  ;D

« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 15:40 »
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I did it. I used to do tutorials on this....but some people wanted me to stop, so I did.



Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 15:44 »
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MIZ, people who wanted you to stop should submit their portraits to Peter.

« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 16:40 »
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I did it. I used to do tutorials on this....but some people wanted me to stop, so I did.



Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason


Are you sure this filtering did not produce nasty artefacts or such things? hh

ps.
I see a lot of dodge tool at the bottom of the image. hhh

« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 16:47 »
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composition of the image gets only A- from me. Does not this cabbage head resemble a 17-18 century bust?
« Last Edit: July 16, 2008, 16:50 by vphoto »

« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008, 17:29 »
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Peter

I will go out of bounds , but for start you should us vegetables that are a bit more fresh . I see brownish edges on this one , so I suppose  its not so fresh.

Then vegetables being real fresh , will give you way more nice greens , and you will have much better starting point for your photoshop work , and If you start to saturate real flat starting image will lead you to getting artifacts.


But than again , about your question to MIZ , if you dont supply the man with the larger image  , or 100 % crop of the image , you will never know if that processing will lead  to artifacts.

Personally from my experience , you should have some more freedom to pump those colors up before you get artifacts , cause they look too flat , end that especially stands if you shoot them in RAW.

 

 

« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 18:07 »
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I changed a copy of the layer to LAB mode....did a curves adjustment on the A & B channels, switched it back to RGB, and then changed the copy layer to Multiply, created a mask to mask out the center of the cabbage, and then I was done.

Time: 30 sec.
Artifacts: None (None created by this technique)

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

tan510jomast

« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 18:59 »
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 MIZ is right to going  LAB as it's ideal for bringing similar coloured subtleties.  Peter you don't have to use the full image that MIZ corrected,
perharps you could layer  with yours,  then erase to expose the orginal where you don't need the improvement.

hope i explained it correctly.

« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2008, 22:06 »
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tnx for the tips!  ;)


 

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