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Hands are small, I know. - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
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Hands are small, I know.
Today I increased my color correction skills in photoshop.




Everyone takes hands pictures eventually. Maybe one day I'll be able to get a good shot with a real camera.

Speaking of, I've stopped setting my sights on a Nikon d70 ($1200 with lens) and instead am considering a Nikon d50 which is about $650 with lens. Reviews show minimal pictire quality difference, less nifty support for Nikon accessories but similar functional control.
Things to consider/

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fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: April 13th, 2006 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Get rid of those hotspots, hippie.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 13th, 2006 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Gee Will, you did pretty well. If I could suggest, you could get rid of some of the hot spots if you were to try X and Y."
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: April 13th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

^_^


Did you know that Live Journal suggests "Hatsheput's" instead of hotspots?

Unfortunately the only way to remove hot spots is to make shit up. From a data perspective, there's not much you can say to photoshop to turn white, white, white, white, white into a gradually lightening but still non-white color that I know of. At least, that is, not automatically. Less precise fu masters might suggest successively applications of the rubber stamp at varying scales and transparencies. I prefer the eydropper and a 1.5 pixel soft-edged brush. All of my best photoshop work is done pixel by pixel. :D

One question. Did you use curves? I could never get the hang of curves. That isn't to say that I tried much, but still, that control is funky.



JORB!
abmann From: abmann Date: April 13th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ^_^

Curves rules. I like it. Nearly all pictures can benefit from even a slight curves adjustment. best way to start any photo is to open curves, click on the bisecting point for the line adn drag down little at a time.

I suppose I could zoom in and pixel by pixel adjust the gradients to look right. :|
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: April 13th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait.. Those are mine, aren't they?

Gods my knuckles look like hell.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 13th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it makes a difference, I like your knuckles.
I added a few more to photos to your gallery last evening.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: April 13th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait - when did I get a gallery?

I'm confused.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 13th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: April 13th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I noticed. Wow. I feel special.

I like the "gazing" picture, but I hate my little chubby chin part... Care to Photoshop me pretty?
abmann From: abmann Date: April 13th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are pretty.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: April 13th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
You make me feel pretty.
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: April 13th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
He makes me feel witty and gay.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 13th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll gay you!
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 13th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm...that sounds pretty gay.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 13th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
You would think that.

U R GUAY. Like the conutry.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: April 13th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
La de dah... Silly insults.

Cracker.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 13th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess I do have my own stated political bountry, a standing army, a GNP, and a standing policy of immigration. Sure, I'll accept your assertion.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: April 13th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoo hoo. I'm glad somebody got that.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 13th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Right. West Side Story references more important than compliments. I'll try to remember that.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 13th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
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