JANUARY 10: Imperfect Photo

Discussion in 'MOC Challenges' started by Trista, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. huyentrang43

    huyentrang43 Well-Known Member

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    Original photo:

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    I cropped and used some BW actions, brighter & sharpen in PTS
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  2. DanielleS83

    DanielleS83 Welcome, to Fantasy Island!

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    I used black n white along with masking to get the eye trained on the subject vs the background :)

    MOC 10 Beach Boy
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  3. Trista

    Trista I'm Working On It

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    Fabulous work! Keep those amazing pages coming!
     
  4. wtt2014

    wtt2014 New Member

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  5. kathywolf

    kathywolf Active Member

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    Original Photo:
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    I cropped it very close to get rid of the mobile fire pit and blurred the background a little.
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  6. Meg

    Meg There's no place like home

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    Mine.

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  7. Kay S

    Kay S Member

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    I converted the photo to black and white, then cropped it.

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  8. tam65

    tam65 Break out the lawn mower!

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    Here is my photo in its original state

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    and my page. I played with actions to stylize my photo and play on the fact it was not in focus.

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  9. got2digiscrap

    got2digiscrap Well-Known Member

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    I am so happy I played with this challenge. I lighted the large background picture and then I cleaned the picture and then I put a Soft Light Blend on the background paper. I then placed a lightening on the pictures that are inside the pockets. I strategically placed the pictures in the pockets to crop out unwanted added spots on the pictures, and I also used the clustering of elements on top of the pockets so that I can hide the visitors in the pictures.
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  10. crazsquaw

    crazsquaw Skip the kids - give me grands!!

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  11. tropt

    tropt Some like it hot

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    As a result of this challenge, now I want to go back to the imperfect photos I have that I just couldn't delete because they're the only ones for an event but thought they weren't good enough to scrap. So, now I'm looking at them differently and I love that. Thanks! :)

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  12. scrappydonna

    scrappydonna Blah blah blah

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    the original was a bit dim so edited it using lots of different photoshop actions, to brighten it up. and to achieve its look, i duplicated the photo and converted to black and white and then used blending mode to make the colors underneath show through.
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  13. Christine

    Christine Active Member

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    Original photo:
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    I edited the photo using vscocam and photoshop. I lightened/brightened it, cropped it, made it less grainy, and blurred the background a bit to pull focus on the foreground.

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  14. katell

    katell CT - Sara Gleason

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    my imperfect picture:
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    I crop and cut it :

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  15. Bebimora

    Bebimora Active Member

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    bbachand Well-Known Member

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  17. bjthomas

    bjthomas We will rock you!

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    The original photo was taken in a movie theater, in the dark, with an iPhone... so it definitely needed fixing!
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    (ugh... sorry it's so HUGE! I really don't know how to get it smaller)
    I fixed the shadows, gave it a black & white effect, and adjusted the brightness, resulting in the picture featured in my layout :)
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  18. Sharon-Dewi

    Sharon-Dewi Well-Known Member

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    On New Year's Eve I made a lot of photos with a simple point and shoot camera that were of low quality, blurry, out of focus and with a lot of uninteresting background. So I've cropped them, lightened some of them to make them the same as the rest and placed them all together in a pocket protector on one page so it's more about the memory than the quality of the photos.

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  19. Deekaa

    Deekaa Gotta get my book fix!

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    I took this picture of my cup of coffee with my tablet: it's tilted, resolution is bad not to mention the coloring:

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    So I adjusted levels, to have some better contrast, cropped and made the photo BW.

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  20. abandy

    abandy abandy

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    Here's my imperfect photos:
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    To "fix" the photos, I adjusted the levels, cropped out some distracting things, and made them black and white.

    Here's my layout!
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