Make ’em Pop: Enhancements

WEEK 5: IMAGE EDITING

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1. Rob’s Melody in Portrait [edited]: In Photoshop, I first made a copy of the background layer and added a gaussian blur. Then, I masked out everything except for the focal point (Rob and his trumpet) and unmasked some of the blur to cover blemishes and excessive shine on Rob’s forehead. Next, I added adjustment layers modifying the brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Finally, I duplicated the layer mask on the blurred layer and added it to the hue/saturation adjustment layer to lower the saturation in the blurred surroundings, which adds a little more focus on the focal point.

2. Rob’s Melody in Portrait [unedited]: 3 Feb 2011 – 9 pm; Rexburg, ID – Sammy’s; f/4.9; 1/80; Olympus Stylus-9000.

3. Daniel Full Organ Playing Portrait  [edited]: In Photoshop, I replaced the blue color on Daniel’s collar with the mahogany color of the organ by going to “Replace Color” (Image > Adjustments > Replace Color) and then clicking on both of the color boxes and using the eyedroppers to select the desired initial and final color selections.

4. Daniel Full Organ Playing Portrait  [unedited]: 8 Feb 2011 – 9 pm; Rexburg, ID – Snow Bld (BYU—Idaho); f/3.2; 1/8; Olympus Stylus-9000.

5. Organ Duet in Portrait [edited]: In Photoshop, I replaced the overall color scheme of this shot with the overall color scheme from another photo (#7. Stadium Sunset) by going to “Replace Color” (Image > Adjustments > Match Color) and then following the directions in the Custom Images book (#31).

6. Organ Duet in Portrait [unedited]: 8 Feb 2011 – 9 pm; Rexburg, ID – Snow Bld (BYU—Idaho); f/3.2; 1/5; Olympus Stylus-9000; camera timer.

7. Stadium Sunset: 16 Sep 2010 – 7 pm; Rexburg, ID – Spori Bld; f 21.57; 1/80; Olympus Stylus-9000.

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