Old 06-13-2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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Had this shot rejected for overexposure

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...68&key=3724287

I can see the sky is borderline, but having played with the levels in Photoshop, this was about the best compromise I could find without darkening the shadows at the bottom of the cab too much.

Are there any other tricks I can apply in Photoshop (I have V6) to help out ?


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Old 06-13-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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It sounds like you are so concerned about the shadow under the cab that you are willing to sacrifice 95% of the shot to get that little part right.

I suspect PS 6 is too old to have the shadows/highlights tool, but if it does you can use the shadows tool to bring up the dark areas a bit. Or you can select only the shadow area of concern (does PS 6 have the magnetic lasso?) and bring up the exposure only there, after you have eliminated the overexposure elsewhere.

If you can't do either of those, I would suggest investing in more modern software.

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It sounds like you are so concerned about the shadow under the cab that you are willing to sacrifice 95% of the shot to get that little part right.

I suspect PS 6 is too old to have the shadows/highlights tool, but if it does you can use the shadows tool to bring up the dark areas a bit. Or you can select only the shadow area of concern (does PS 6 have the magnetic lasso?) and bring up the exposure only there, after you have eliminated the overexposure elsewhere.

If you can't do either of those, I would suggest investing in more modern software.

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Fixed it - thats my first digital shot accepted.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=190092

The problem was the monitor on my laptop - I compared the shot on my desktop monitor - way too light and washed out. Started processing the original from the camera again using the desktop and this time, success - Thanks.

I believe PS 6 does have the shadow/highlight tool and it does have magnetic lasso. Photoshop techniques are the things I have to learn most about, being a novice in this area, but it was much easier to process this shot from the digital camera than the scanned slides I've been working with so far.


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The problem was the monitor on my laptop - I compared the shot on my desktop monitor - way too light and washed out. Started processing the original from the camera again using the desktop and this time, success - Thanks.
congrats, that one looks a lot better

Yes, monitors are a big problem, I only use one computer for processing, and when I am commenting in the RP forum, I adjust my remarks when I am on a different computer or wait until I get to the computer whose monitor I trust.
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