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post #16 of 40 Old 02-20-2014, 01:58 PM
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I know nothing about photoshop, but that would be a cool photo to see if you could put in a background of a graffiti wall or something...you can completely ignore me since I have no idea what I'm talking about if you like

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That's actually not a bad suggestion NitrusReigns. I might do that and see how I go.
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the garage pic makes me wet!!! the other 2 dry

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I prefer the look of the garage in the back...just cover the light spots in the garage and also right next to the fairing above the turn signal

Or if you decide to keep the edited version change the orange glow thats on the bike..Just my opinion
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First picture looks dope! Second not so much lol

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Good job man for your first one!!

There are plenty of tutorials to do different in photoshop on YouTube.

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You call that photoshop? This is photoshop..

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Gotta agree, the red background makes the bike "pop" more, undecided if the out of focus reflectors/handles/whatever they are add or subtract from the photo.
Clone stamp out the reflectors and it's a winner.
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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!

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Thanks for that mate. It's good to receive some advice.

My post was more of an attempt to showcase the things I've learned to do in PhotoShop. Your post was very helpful.

I didn't expect the responses I received but I'm still happy to listen.

I haven't had much time as of late to edit more but I'll post some pictures once I get around to it.
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Agree with leaving the background. You already know how to cut out your bike, so make a new layer (or a layer mask) of your bike and then apply contrast/brightness/exposure to that only! Then it will be sick.

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Thanks for that mate. It's good to receive some advice.

My post was more of an attempt to showcase the things I've learned to do in PhotoShop. Your post was very helpful.

I didn't expect the responses I received but I'm still happy to listen.

I haven't had much time as of late to edit more but I'll post some pictures once I get around to it.
You're welcome. I'm no pro but have been using PS for some time now and I still learn new things on this software all the time. I'm sure you know this already but in case not, YouTube can be a great resource for learning things in Photoshop.

Good luck! Look forward to seeing more.
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Hope ya don't mind... I got bored and messed around with your pic. Took all of about 3 minutes to stamp out the reflectors... (Almost thinking cloning out that garage door handle might be nice too... just one less thing your eyes focus on in the background.) I might have goofed with the highlights and shadows a little too.




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what editing app do you guys use? id love to edit some of my pics like this but other than editing software on my iphone im lost.
some one should do a how to for me

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