How to improve this kind of lousy PS and photo?


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dRebelXT

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Downsized original..




My PS.. I understand it's lousy.. but dunno how to improve..



Care to share your result also? :bsmilie:
 

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I do abit of architectural vis at work these are what i'll probably do if i'm going to be doing something punchy + contrasty

1> straighten the buildings perspective + maintain a straight horizon
2> sun direction should be obvious
3> crop away distraction element near the edges if any
4> sharpen the water reflection
5> abit of color balancing - more blues @ shdw area, orange @ bright areas

i think i did abit too much sharpening on the buildings in this sample
 

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I do abit of architectural vis at work these are what i'll probably do if i'm going to be doing something punchy + contrasty

1> straighten the buildings perspective + maintain a straight horizon
2> sun direction should be obvious
3> crop away distraction element near the edges if any
4> sharpen the water reflection
5> abit of color balancing - more blues @ shdw area, orange @ bright areas

i think i did abit too much sharpening on the buildings in this sample
thank you. your PS is nice.. I didnt like the the color in my PS.. feeling like too much blues in the building also, but didnt do well in removing.
 

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i guess one problem is you have a large expanse of water, while your subject is the city. Hence i added a little radial blur to hopefully draw the eye towards the city.

Also, just for fun, i increased the red and blue channels somewhat to simulate a late evening light. The rest is merely layering and saturation modification in ps. I cheated a little. Part of the pp was done using my own code.

This is the kind of over-the-top processing that not all will like.
 

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dRebelXT

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i guess one problem is you have a large expanse of water, while your subject is the city. Hence i added a little radial blur to hopefully draw the eye towards the city.

Also, just for fun, i increased the red and blue channels somewhat to simulate a late evening light. The rest is merely layering and saturation modification in ps. I cheated a little. Part of the pp was done using my own code.

This is the kind of over-the-top processing that not all will like.
cool.. the tricks are in Photoshop right? My software is GIMP, can not do these stuff.. The color is much nicer than before..

I shot it in the early morning.. Expecting much nicer but dunno y original photo is like hell..


I rarely PPed my landscape shots... :X
then can show a few shots to see? how to get nice photos right out of cam? Use Scene mode?
 

Yappy

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I like the pic... well done!
 

ArchRival

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Used my own code to do tone mapping. Can call this toon-mapping, coz it is similar to toon-shading.
 

soma

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Join in the fun, not sure if this work for you?

 

dRebelXT

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wah! more and more interesting!
bring all on and i will like to see more..

This is the sunshine style I have been looking for.. However though the sun was perfect but original photo in post #1 just couldnt make it.. dunno what made it so dull and boring.. whole series from different angles were all the same.
I believe I can never PS them into style below..


 

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Here's how i would ps it. Roughly it goes: Soft light -> Enhanced the blues with channel mixer -> slight adjustment of curves to make it slightly brighter. Tell me if you like it. :)

 

David Kwok

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wah! more and more interesting!
bring all on and i will like to see more..

This is the sunshine style I have been looking for.. However though the sun was perfect but original photo in post #1 just couldnt make it.. dunno what made it so dull and boring.. whole series from different angles were all the same.
I believe I can never PS them into style below..


I believe what you are looking out for is a polarizing effect.

 

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