At long last (sorry for the delay) I have results in from the Week 5 RAW Edit Challenge. I am sorry this is a few days late – life just got busy for the last week! But as promised (and with limited commentary) are your results, thank you!
Sorry I don’t know how to PS it at all.
In ACR I just adjusted a little angle to make the building in the background vertical. Then I imported to CS4 and kick up a little higher in curve. Then, I don’t know what I can do next.
Personally I like some bright pics. No idea if it is good or not.
This was a fun one – did not want to do too much to such a beautiful shot.Opened in PS CS5.1 – As Shot – With Lens correction enabledDuped layer – converted to B&W using Red FilterRan Diffuse Glow at 10% OpacityChanged Layer to Luminosity and flattenedCropped, maintaining aspect ratio and rotated to get boat/water horizontalDesaturated background slightlyDodged Shadows under eyes, nose and mouthClone/removed strap from umbrellaNoticing how open the Week 3 edit was (did not look that way on my monitor) curved some midtone weight into imageSpot cloned skin and added 20% Vibrance to Model and UmbrellaWas going to take out the flyaway hairs – but I like them so they stayed…
Curves in PS, changed the dress and brolly around, straightened horizon. Lightened eyes and removed orange bokeh ball in LR. Enjoy :)
For this week’s raw challenge, I have two very similar edits. I didn’t g into any heavy editing. My philosophy was that image can be very nice with very little edit. So here they are:
Background: turned to BW with a bit of color editing to darken some of the details in the background
Foreground: saved the umbrella and the dress and erased everything else
quite simple and effective for details emphasizing
basically i just took version 1 and edited background in following manner:
– played with curves to get the vintage effect (vintage effect tutorial can be found anywhere on the internet)
– hue and saturation > desaturated a bit and tinted (not sure for the color, found something between orange and yellow, the one best suiting for my taste) :)
added vignetting effect and a bit of spotlight in the center
and basically it is it :))
This is my typical edit of double-raw import, skin tone cleaning and hue adjustment.