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post #1 of 40 Old 02-17-2014, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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My first (proper) photoshop job

Hello everyone!

I was going to post this in the "post a picture of your bike" thread but this is more photography related

I've been playing around lately and decided to take some pictures of my bike today and edit one I liked. Below is what I done. Please let me know what you guys think.

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i prefer the before one its framed perfectly and the background actually adds some character to the photo
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Really? Hmmm...that's an interesting opinion.

The background is just my garage door lol. I didn't think there was any character in that
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i prefer the before one its framed perfectly and the background actually adds some character to the photo
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.
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What have you done except cutting out the background?

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I increased the exposure by 1 stop and tried as best as I could to smooth out the edges. Then just added the background and text. Seems simple enough but since I'm no photoshop pro it took me a while.

This was more personal practice with Photoshop than actually trying to create a good picture and I wanted to share my result.

At the very least I'm glad you guys liked the before photo. My photo skills are better than my photoshop skills that's for sure lol.
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It's a little hard to see all details since I'm on a phone, but edges look ok. I would try playing with contrast and color balance to make the bike "pop" out of the picture. The bike and details appears a little dark/grey to me. You can also rise the exposure more

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Personal preference is the 'before'.

Your 'before' photo looks 'real'... the second one looks like an ad. Commercial photography has it's place. I'd think of that as a shot for a portfolio, if you were applying for a photography job.

Either way, I like the gold lever, and the angle of the shot.
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Before photo = right click save (moar please)
After photo = looks like powerpoint

would love to see more of the bike from the BEFORE series though
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you missed cutting out the garage door color from between your throttle cables. Just a heads up. I would go with a more lively color scheme for your background as well, to make the white pop more. looks good though.

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Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I'm wanting to improve my photography and Photoshop skills so I want to be a bit more active in this section of the forum.

It seems the consensus is I got it right the first time. I'll try taking more photos (of everything not just the bike) and do more editing and post up before and after shots for opinions.
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the white background you added in the second one makes the bike blend in so it docent "pop" as much as the first one

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both pics are nice and have different feels.

I think OP is just showing his PS job. which I like so good job Puff
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Lol agree I like the original more

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the garage gives it a cool rough urban vibe. i like the first one alot.haha

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