If you've been following our Photoshop Tennis page on Facebook you will have already seen this image. It was shot in Dubai earlier this year, and as you can see if you take a look at the original, the post-processing was extensive but straightforward: it was straightened, after which I used different 18 masked curves (one for each pane of glass), another for the frame, and then a couple of other adjustments to alter the colour balance.
In other news: I'm heading back to the UK tomorrow, to shoot a wedding on Saturday (with my good mate Craig) and to deliver a 1-2-1 training session next Tuesday. I'm also hoping to find some time to head down to the beach in search of clouds, waves, and washed up stuff. I'm really looking forward to it :)
Clear, sharp, brilliant! I think a tutorial/critique slot which explains some techniques of sharpen, replace and saturate a capture would be complete your great "lineup".
Then end result really is amazing compared to the original.
Cool processing with cool results. Love the mosaic of colors!
Jealous of your trip... have a great time!
Nice - I think it's been a while since you've posted washed up stuff. :) I love the colours in this, and I'm shocked at how true the straightening is - hope you don't mind me asking, but is this something you could have done in CS2 or 3, or is this thanks to CS5?
stunning! one of my favorites yet.
Baffling. The comparison with the original makes me wonder what marvels my worst shots may contain ... I'm going to work harder for sure !
Great work ! I love it.
Amazing photoshop skills. The colors look amazing. Almost looks abstract, especially compared to the original.
Cool. Seems like a soap bubble windows building.
Nicki: that's a good suggestion.
Chris: I just used the Skew option within the Transform tool for this one (Edit -> Transform) so any version of Photoshop would do.
chesuidayeur: it's definitely worth spending time thinking through how to transform a less than ideal image. A lot won't work, but some are definitely worth a second look.
Looks very nice.
Fantastic result , but did you actualy visulise the end effect when you took the image?
Terence: no, not as such, but I knew that I'd be able to adjust the contrast and bring out the detail. The geometry and toning emerged during the post-production.
Everything about it is great. Love the contrast and the work you did straightening out the lines.
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