Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Cherohala Skyway
I Ride: 2006 Ninja 636
Like powergroove said, clone stamp out the reflectors on the garage door and you have a nice photo, or you could use spot healing tool, whichever you prefer. The composition in the photo is very nice with the garage door in the background, this is why everyone likes it.
As for you photoshopped image it's a start. I understand that you are just trying to use new functions of the program and learn and started by using a nice picture that you have. So.. the text is boring, google cs5 free fonts and search around, you can find a lot of cool free fonts that you can download and install. Your drop shadow on the lettering is too sharp and far from the letters. Feather it a bit, turn down opacity, and bring it closer to the letters (subtle is normally better with these). As someone said there is garage door in between the throttle cables, take that out. Also you have ambient colors from the garage door atmosphere reflecting onto the edges of the bike, there's a function that helps eliminate that when cropping, I think it's within the refine edge function window (I think). There's some other things you could try to eliminate it, or you could leave it, most won't notice it. Since it's reflected on to either black or white I would try to mask off that area and decrease the saturation of orange and red to just eliminate the color from those areas. Oh, and there's some tiny speckles on the headlight and the windscreen, use spot healer to remove for cleaner look.
Also, try a different background. Someone said it looks urban. Make it more urban by putting some background of a graffiti wall in there.
Hope this was positive criticism for you!
Last edited by tHeCrAzYoNe; 03-04-2014 at 01:05 PM.