Photoshop Contest PhotoshopContest.com
Creative Contests. Real Prizes. Essential Resource.
You are not logged in. Log in or Register

 


Photoshop Contest Forum Index - Ask the Experts - Tips N Tricks 007 - Reply to topic

blue_lurker

Location: Australia

Post Sat May 29, 2010 11:46 pm   Reply with quote         


Have not done this in a while so seeing if people are interested.
This is not a do it for me tread OK. It is a post how you would or what program or this is what I ended up with type of thing for those who are new here OK.

I have a very low res quality image of a dog. taken on a cell phone and a little outa focus. I have used a few different programs and a little PS stuff to try and make it look better than it is. I'm thinking of going the artistic paint effect rout now but was wondering what you would come up with.

Here is the link

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x42/pscbluelurker/IMG_0037.jpg
looking forward to some good conversation and maybe some nice images.




_________________

Eve
Site Moderator

Location: Planet Earth

Post Sun May 30, 2010 2:04 am   Reply with quote         


yer screwed...it's too small.




_________________
If your going to walk on thin ice, you may as well dance!

Post Sun May 30, 2010 3:18 am   Reply with quote         


if only there were a link to a larger version...




_________________
nancers 04/05 @ 10:40 pm
I like beefhead. He's such a noob. Guide him someone, please?

nancers 04/06 @ 08:41 pm
Because you don't count beef. JMH decided that when you were a noob.

PooDeFuego 06/23 @ 03:32 pm
BEEF YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!!!
blue_lurker

Location: Australia

Post Sun May 30, 2010 3:38 am   Reply with quote         


beefhead wrote:
if only there were a link to a larger version...


huh that links goes to a 2.5 meg version




_________________

Cartoon Contractor

Location: I was here. Now I'm not!

Post Sun May 30, 2010 8:36 am   Reply with quote         


Yeah, nothing small about it! But boy does it suck! Shocked Laughing Laughing Laughing




supak0ma

Location: Photoshop Nation

Post Sun May 30, 2010 10:26 am   Reply with quote         


you could take a pic of another rottweiler...voilà




ReinMan

Location: Whitby, ONTARIO, CAN

Post Sun May 30, 2010 10:41 am   Reply with quote         


Hmmm... I might go in for a RADICAL CROPPING an do some tricks with a Noise-reduction program (I use Noise Ninja) and then maybe play with the lighting/saturation a bit...

... but I wouldn't try to fight that blurr too much. It is an unwinnable battle. So do something to make it look like you WANTED that blur. Wink

Something like...




_________________

_________________________________
THIS SITE REALLY DOESN'T EXIST
the way our EGO THINKS IT MIGHT!
_________________________________
Michel

Location: Montreal, Canada

Post Sun May 30, 2010 10:53 am   Reply with quote         


The dog has pixels hanging from its lips and tongue.




TofuTheGreat

Location: Back where I belong.

Post Sun May 30, 2010 8:17 pm   Reply with quote         


Michel wrote:
The dog has pixels hanging from its lips and tongue.
Spitzels!




_________________
Why I do believe it's pants-less o'clock! - Lar deSouza
”The mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” - Frank Zappa
Created using photoshop and absolutely no talent. - reyrey

Dechene

Location: Australia

Post Mon May 31, 2010 11:50 am   Reply with quote         


Okay, now this is at 1.30am don't forget so my eyes are already blurry, but maybe this is a bit better? Or maybe it's just the same.

I selected the red channel, copied to new layer, then used the transform tool to reduce the height a little bit.
Then I selected the blue channel, copied to new layer. Then with the arrow keys I moved it up and down until it 'looked like' it was in the right spot. I used a highlight in the eye to guide me.
Then did the same with the green channel.
Then copy all, merged and duplicated.
On the duplicated copy, I put a slight guassian blur. Then I added a layer mask, and painted out the eye, nose & tongue so the blur was taken off those areas. Then I selected the layer mask & guassian blurred again to feather the mask.
Then just a levels adjustment to increase the contrast a wittle bit.



Sounds like a lot of work for a tiny improvement but only took a minute or two, took me longer to write this reply...

//edit: It's easier to see the differences as a rollover image.

www.belladesign.com.au/pscworldcup/PSC_dog.html

I think it is better than the original but it's such a blurry picture I don't think you can get too much out of it.




Cartoon Contractor

Location: I was here. Now I'm not!

Post Mon May 31, 2010 12:02 pm   Reply with quote         


Dechene wrote:
Okay, now this is at 1.30am don't forget so my eyes are already blurry, but maybe this is a bit better? Or maybe it's just the same.

I selected the red channel, copied to new layer, then used the transform tool to reduce the height a little bit.
Then I selected the blue channel, copied to new layer. Then with the arrow keys I moved it up and down until it 'looked like' it was in the right spot. I used a highlight in the eye to guide me.
Then did the same with the green channel.
Then copy all, merged and duplicated.
On the duplicated copy, I put a slight guassian blur. Then I added a layer mask, and painted out the eye, nose & tongue so the blur was taken off those areas. Then I selected the layer mask & guassian blurred again to feather the mask.
Then just a levels adjustment to increase the contrast a wittle bit.



Sounds like a lot of work for a tiny improvement but only took a minute or two, took me longer to write this reply...

//edit: It's easier to see the differences as a rollover image.

www.belladesign.com.au/pscworldcup/PSC_dog.html

I think it is better than the original but it's such a blurry picture I don't think you can get too much out of it.


Still sucks! Laughing Laughing I think you should take Supa's advice and take another picture! Very Happy Not necessarily another rot, just another picture! You can use the same dog! thumright




seamusoisin

Location: Ottawa Strong!

Post Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:39 am   Reply with quote         


I saw this http://www.photoshopdaily.co.uk/news/akvis-refocus-now-available/ on the web and I beieve there is a free trial.




_________________
I had the right to remain silent....but I didn't.

http://burlingtonscwt.wordpress.com/

Be my assbook friend
Luxwiz

Location: Almuñecar.

Post Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:45 pm   Reply with quote         


seamusoisin wrote:
I saw this http://www.photoshopdaily.co.uk/news/akvis-refocus-now-available/ on the web and I beieve there is a free trial.


"The plugin version is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5 64 bit." Oh well Sad




Post Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:04 pm   Reply with quote         


I tried somethingand I think the result is quite good.
But (embarresing as it is) I don't know how to upload the photo.

Could you help me out, so I could help you out!


Cheerz and goodnight from the netherlands (it's 3.03 a.m. )

Jelmer




Photoshop Contest Forum Index - Ask the Experts - Tips N Tricks 007 - Reply to topic

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Navigate PSC
Contests open  completed  winners  prizes  events  rules  rss 
Galleries votes  authentic  skillful  funny  creative  theme  winners 
Interact register  log in/out  forum  chat  user lookup  contact 
Stats monthly leaders  hall of fame  record holders 
PSC advantage  news (rss)  faq  about  links  contact  home 
Help faq  search  new users  tutorials  contact  password 

Adobe, the Adobe logo, Adobe Photoshop, Creative Suite and Illustrator are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Text and images copyright © 2000-2006 Photoshop Contest. All rights reserved.
A venture of ExpertRating.com