Friday, 5 October 2007

Photoshop

I can always kick myself if I forget to change the WB on my camera. Just a tip for someone like me who doesn't have a clue what white balance is, is to just take several pictures (hurray for the digital age) in different white balance settings (also the auto settings) during broad daylight and just look at what you like. Do the same when using a lamp at night etc. So since I haven't set it on auto, I have to remember to change the settings manually after I've taken evening shots into broad daylight, otherwise the pictures turn too blue. I never really tried to chance them in Photoshop, but just took another few pictures. Today I decided to try to change them. I'm very happy with the outcome. First I hit the autocolor button, which already improved the picture to an acceptable level. Then I highlighted everything in the background (actually selected the wee fellow + car he was driving and then hit the "reverse selection" button, which then is everything in the background) and lowered saturation in the background (yes the grass really looks this dull this time of year). This is the result (followed by the unchanged picture)

after
the adapted version

before
the before picture

And today's design is inspired by my daughter who desperately wants a fish as a pet

fish.jpg

1 comment:

rochambeau said...

Today's design is a TEN, it matches YOU Ms. Mermaid. And your little boy is adorable child.
Thanks for the hot camera tips.

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