Weekly Post Processing Challenge 16th December 2017

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by Gerald Cafferty, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Another weekly challenge.

    If anyone else would like to post next week please give it a go, upload a High resolution jpeg. Just indicate by Wednesday next in this thread if you are willing to try.

    Remember there are no rules you can do what you wish in your interpretation, please can you give information of the steps taken and software used to add interest.

    It is not meant as a competition just a bit of fun.

    Tamworth Castle. PPC_16thDecember2017_Source.jpg
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  2. LR CC Classic
    - adjusted higlights and shadows
    - clarity + 50
    - adjusted tones to taste
    continued to edit in PS CC 2018
    - put the walls straight: edit/transform/skew
    - removed information board: edit/fill/content aware (not very successfull)
    - smart sharpened to taste

  3. PSE 14, levels, saturated slide film, transform-perspective to straighten walls, remove sign, adjust sky. Castle 1-web.jpg
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  4. As above plus B&W, artistic filter-poster edges to give detail, add vignetting Castle 2-web.jpg
  5. ppc 1b.jpg

    I started by straightening the left side of the image using "warp" in CS5, then cloned a part the wall and painted it over the sign to remove it. I wanted a nightime image with the moon in the background, so I darkened the sky and then pasted one of my moon photos. I then selected one window and used "color replacement" to make it look like a light was on in the room. Finally, using levels, I darkened the image, except for the moon and the window and then flattened the image.
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  6. [​IMG]Untitled by David Stephens, on Flickr

    Processed with DxO PhotoLab
    1:1 crop
    "Level", based on 2d floor window
    EV +105
    Clearview +50
    Shadows +34
    Highlights -43
    Vibrancy +31
    Saturation -2
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  7. Storm at the Zombie Castle! Darkened photo and edited colors in 3d Lut Creator, added rain with Akvis NatureArt and finished with a little burning and cloning in Photoshop. castle.jpg
  8. Lightroom
    --adjust highlights and shadows
    --Silver Efex Pro 2
    --Antique Plate filter 1488689_51ee9f9dcaf5ac22651a0aba3c9146c8.jpg 1488689_51ee9f9dcaf5ac22651a0aba3c9146c8.jpg
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  9. Excellent choice for this week, GC! Initially, I used PSE15's straightening tool, keying on the sill of the large window along the right edge. Next, I adjusted tonalities by means of levels. Jumped to Color Efex & used its detail extractor filter. Then back to PSE15 - used the dodging tool to lighten the windows and select areas of the structure. Finally, after using the hue/saturation filter, I used the sponge tool for additional, selective saturation. 1488689_51ee9f9dcaf5ac22651a0aba3c9146c8.jpg
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  10. Hi Rick, how did you achieve this effect?..............GC.
  11. I was thinking that he used a butter knife...
  12. In LR basic adjustments + Straighten and crop. In Silver Efex Pro applied modified antique plate preset + border.


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