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My first stab on "heavy" Photoshop

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Cleanmaxx Brian, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Hi all,
    I am not one to really modify a picture in Photoshop. In fact, my goal normally is to make every picture look as it did when I shot it. However today my buddy who I went shooting with the other night said he had a shot from cruise night that he liked, but it came out really bad and wondered "what can I do with it"? I played for a bit and this is what i came up with...
    CC Welcome:biggrin:

    Picture taken by Scott Schatzel with a Nikon D40x and the kit lens.
    "My version" *If you click the image, it will look a LOT better...
    1/320s f/6.3 at 22.0mm iso400
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    I did lots of layers, Neat Image, saturation, shadow highlights, and tons of USM...

    And the original for reference:
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  2. It came out pretty good! I like it!
  3. truflip


    Jul 28, 2008
    Ottawa, ON
    Looks good but I think the picture overall needs the same touch the car got.
  4. Nice work! The stang really grabs your attention now and the 65 Impala & 66 Nova blend into the background..........


  5. Thanks Ted. Making the Stang grab your attention was my only goal. The other cars...well they are in other pictures:tongue:
  6. BagOfBones


    Apr 28, 2008
    Dayton, OH
    Great work!
  7. ubetcha


    Nov 12, 2006
    San Diego, Ca
    very nice, I like it!
  8. Kjetil


    Jun 14, 2007
    Oslo Norway
    Nice car and nice picture.... !


    Nice car and nice picture.... !
    Would like to se more pictures of this and the other cars also :) 

    If you dont mind... i played around a little with your picture:

    I wil remove it if not ok.


    Best regards Kjetil
  9. Hentez


    Aug 9, 2008
    Columbus OH
    Brain that is a great picture, and Kjetil that is an amazing job with the car
  10. Nice work ........ great looking car as well.

  11. No problem Kjetil...in fact, I have a version just like yours!
    I made a total of 8 different versions of the same picture and then set up a slide show to see which one I liked best. I also have a few versions where everything is B&W except for the headlights and the orange sky.
  12. Hartawan

    Hartawan Guest

    I wished you had gradually faded the brightness and color of the other cars. The mustang popping out in the picture makes it look awkward, IMHO.
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