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06/17/2006 12:11:33 PM · #1
We all know what Photoshop and post processing can do to a picture so let's see some before and after portraits. Shows an out of the camera portrait followed by the post processed version! I'll go first.

Before348809.jpg After348810.jpg

June
06/17/2006 12:24:11 PM · #2
Before 338375.jpg After 285312.jpg

Before 336236.jpg After 332319.jpg

Message edited by author 2006-06-17 12:25:13.
06/17/2006 12:44:21 PM · #3
Too bad my "best" is over ten years old ...

Original (scan of B&W print): small.jpg Final Print: 30484.jpg
06/17/2006 12:50:18 PM · #4
Some "normal" examples:
306680.jpg to 299438.jpg using only the GIMP

348818.jpg to 340024.jpg using the GIMP and Picasa

Some "extreme" examples:
306679.jpg to 299889.jpg using only the GIMP

348817.jpg to 278246.jpg using only the GIMP

Sara


06/17/2006 01:13:07 PM · #5
338859.jpgbefore 333542.jpgafter

348823.jpgbefore 337099.jpgafter

All done with Photoshop Elements 2.0

Message edited by author 2006-06-17 13:17:22.
06/17/2006 01:18:09 PM · #6
Like Rikki, mine aren't portraits:

Original:
348824.jpg

Post:
337295.jpg 337300.jpg 339287.jpg
06/17/2006 01:23:12 PM · #7
338567.jpg 338568.jpg All done in GIMP.
06/17/2006 02:26:11 PM · #8
Before:348837.jpg... After:153329.jpg
06/17/2006 02:58:03 PM · #9
206799.jpg 206800.jpg
06/17/2006 03:54:31 PM · #10
Originally posted by saracat:

Some "normal" examples:

Sara
340024.jpg

I love this one. Great job. I'm going to show my editing ignorance...what's gimp and picasa?

Message edited by author 2006-06-17 16:15:41.
06/17/2006 03:55:38 PM · #11
Originally posted by stdavidson:

Before:348837.jpg... After:153329.jpg


Beautiful conversion!
06/17/2006 04:30:00 PM · #12
Originally posted by Marjo:

Originally posted by saracat:

Some "normal" examples:

Sara
340024.jpg

I love this one. Great job. I'm going to show my editing ignorance...what's gimp and picasa?


The GIMP is a *free* photo editing program, similar to Photoshop, but with not quite all of PS's options. GIMP.org

Picasa I'm not very familiar with as I have just gotten it. It is a photo-organizing program that has a few editing actions, some of which are not present in the GIMP (most notably the ability to change the 'temperature' of the light in the photo). It seems to be a really good program, though it does have some limitations. Picasa.google.com

Hope this helps!
Sara

PS - and thank you!

Message edited by author 2006-06-17 16:30:46.
06/17/2006 04:34:47 PM · #13
321412.jpg348217.jpg

Just a little cloning in Photoshop. Slight curves adjustment and wala!
06/17/2006 04:47:55 PM · #14
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

321412.jpg348217.jpg

Just a little cloning in Photoshop. Slight curves adjustment and wala!


ROFL
06/17/2006 04:55:07 PM · #15
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

321412.jpg348217.jpg

Just a little cloning in Photoshop. Slight curves adjustment and wala!


Leroy. Babe. Leroy. Hot babe. Does not compute. Does not compute. Does not compute. My ... ship .... My ... crew ....
06/17/2006 06:11:40 PM · #16
Here is a sample of mine

Before/After
348894.jpg348892.jpg
06/17/2006 06:13:25 PM · #17
343562.jpg

Trying to go over the top with this and really happy with the results.

343563.jpg

I have lots of examples for this thread but I rarely put originals in my portfolio.
06/17/2006 06:29:26 PM · #18
Originally posted by davidcara:

Here is a sample of mine

Before/After
348894.jpg348892.jpg


wow! that is a dramatic awesome change, same thing for Rikki's pic:

Before 338375.jpg After 285312.jpg
06/17/2006 06:44:16 PM · #19
Here's my before and after shot:

348904.jpg 312708.jpg
06/17/2006 07:11:26 PM · #20
I notice that most of the "befores" that have been shot with a dslr really don't look like that great of pictures (no offense to anyone at all, the following will explain) but the edited ones look amazing, like really. How is it that something that looks oof and dull be made so awesome, and are all picture that are taken with a dslr like that?
06/17/2006 07:39:31 PM · #21
348913.jpg
Before

348915.jpg
After
06/17/2006 07:48:14 PM · #22
Originally posted by Mulder:

I notice that most of the "befores" that have been shot with a dslr really don't look like that great of pictures (no offense to anyone at all, the following will explain) but the edited ones look amazing, like really. How is it that something that looks oof and dull be made so awesome, and are all picture that are taken with a dslr like that?


Because post processing is needed to make things look nicer than they do in real life. =P
06/17/2006 08:27:46 PM · #23
For simplicity's sake, the images right out of the camera on a DSLR are made to record the most amount of information that was there...so they are not applying as much processing as most point and shoot cameras do...because of that, they require much more post processing than the point and shoot counterparts... Although there are settings that you can adjust or fine tune to get it just how you want it out of the camera, but then some of your freedom is taken away.
06/17/2006 08:59:23 PM · #24
Some of mine, comments welcome
348942.jpg348944.jpg
06/17/2006 09:00:50 PM · #25
And some outdoor shots, again comments welcomed
348945.jpg348946.jpg
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