aadaca (164) 2009-04-21 06:54:04Some would say that the graffiti around the phone adds some realism to the image. In my view the image has a futuristic feel and in all the places that the Starship Enterprise went to, I never saw any graffiti, proving that it won't exist in the future (well, not really!)
Compare & contrast.
Incidentally, thanks for the great site!
AdrianW (2274) 2007-10-05 11:56:43The main critique point that people had was that her feet were cropped; so I thought, to celebrate five years of TE, why not recreate them!
There are three main things you need to think about when re-creating things via cloning. The first is, what hints does the original give us about what lies outside the frame; how should it look? It really helps to have that fixed in your mind before starting, otherwise you'll probably end up reworking things over and over.
Second thing is; if you're using donor objects, try and work out what angle the light should be coming from and how sharp the objects should appear. After you've decided that, there's also the flipside to consider, where should the shadows be? Only place the shadows after you've finished the retouching; otherwise you'll have to recreate not only the textures and colours, but also the darkness and fuzzyness of the shadows.
The final two pieces of advice are: Always work zoomed in at least to 200%, 400% is best if working on fine detail. The other is clone along lines of detail.
Hope you like it :D
dgcoene (305) 2004-05-01 01:57:06I prefer to use the skew tool in Transforms rather than the perspective tool, because Skew allows you to just grab and displace one corner rather than a side of a photo. Since few perspectives are totally bang-on symmetrical, this allows for the straightening of one at a time. Sure, some fine tuning may be necessary when you skew the other side... but in general the results are better than with Perspective.
gadinga (626) 2004-02-23 20:34:03I adjusted the levels slighty to add a bit more of a sense of purity with all of the white. I hope I haven't lost too much of the depth. Then I made a copy of each of the eights and pasted them onto a new layer, adjusted the contrast, then using a layer mask painted out the areas that had become too white. Also on a few of the round objects on the far right of the frame I blurred slightly to get rid of some pixelating that occured during the levels adjustment.
fredrok (97) 2003-10-30 03:49:01I first changed the colours to B&W, then I increased gamma correction, brightness/contrast, added shadows etc... After that I selected special areas (like the girl, the clothes of the performer and the circle in the middle) and increased contrast, to make them stand out from the background. The photo was then resized and cropped. Finally I applied a sepia tone (75%) and a black border.
The quality is still poor (Hey I can’t do miracles!). However, some details in this nice moment is now more visible than before. Hope you like it :-)