Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:25 pm
A thing I did up for a lesson in using PS to do watercolor-ish stuff. All ideas, suggestions welcome. Original file shot yesterday at sunset, with the bales all lit up in orange light.
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That might be tricky, because it isn't a vignette in the normal sense. It is painted onto parts of a blank canvas that's dropped on/blended into a multicolored background. So the vignette is just the part of the background that's showing. You think brightening the darker areas might help?
Thanks for checking in. The shot and lighting are pretty much as they were. I may experiment with another background to see what that'll do. This one is a painted-canvas background. A plainer one would yield a different look.
I think the background may be overwhelming the image, so i'll try some of these things to tame it. Your crop does simplify things some, and the trees weren't adding much. Colors are always something to deal with! I work in ProPhoto too but always switch to sRGB for posting, and also for outsourced printing. I have learned that even if the printer says they can use Adobe RGB, it's a gamble. I can manage printing from ProPhoto on my own printer where I control everything but once a file gets out of my hands, I am at the mercy of someone else. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.pop511 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:03 pm"You think brightening the darker areas might help?"
I'm inclined to think of it as softening the dark areas and reduce it's impact.
I cropped the tree line down a bit. Do you think it is better this way, or do you prefer the original?
All I have to do now is work out why my comp changed colours in your picture.
Yep...I work in prophoto RGB...When I changed to Srgb, and then imported, your colours were fine
The original concept is stunning. Well done.
Sorry for the stuff up...
It’s an entirely different process than what I normally do, since there really isn’t any photograph showing, all that hay bale stuff is painted in with a weird PS routine I am just starting to experiment with. But I hear ya that the background may be distracting. I wonder if it would have done better on a traditional white textured background.