Old 07-13-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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This has gotten nabbed 3 times for color

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My initial thoughts were "too yellow" so I adjusted it slightly in each one. The last one I screwed around with the color on the lead locomotive too
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:30 AM   #2
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You're getting closer. The yellow went from 11 ala "Spinal Tap" to 9. Still needs less.
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How about this?

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It almost looks more orange than yellow at this point. Neat scene and the lettering on the bridge is really cool. Keep at it.
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Looks to me like it needs more contrast and needs to be juiced a little.

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It almost looks more orange than yellow at this point. Neat scene and the lettering on the bridge is really cool. Keep at it.
The file is so jacked up at this point I might just start over. I got levels over levels, hues, contrast stacked, too late to screw around with it some more tonight.

Here it is with no levels, contrast, saturation adjustments at all

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And here it is a little juiced, contrast and exposure adjustment.



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The file is so jacked up at this point I might just start over. I got levels over levels, hues, contrast stacked, too late to screw around with it some more tonight.
Aren't you supposed to start over each time anyways? Lol.
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Aren't you supposed to start over each time anyways? Lol.
I usually dont. Usually they just need to get tweaked a little, why start over? I just looked and i have 15 adjustment layers. Obviously some of them are focused to certain areas of the frame, but still
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I usually dont. Usually they just need to get tweaked a little, why start over? I just looked and i have 15 adjustment layers. Obviously some of them are focused to certain areas of the frame, but still
Agree on the starting over, not an issue for web page size shots. But 15 adjustment layers???? 15 ???? What are you doing with 15 layers?

I'd start over in this case, as I suspect your adjustment layers are creating a degree of complexity, of interactions between layers, that are making it more difficult, not less, to get this shot right. Plus it wouldn't surprise me that you have gone well astray of the original, which may well have only needed a bit of adjustment and you went the wrong way and ended up far from where you need to be. At least it looks it to me as your shot seems rather "off".
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Agree on the starting over, not an issue for web page size shots. But 15 adjustment layers???? 15 ???? What are you doing with 15 layers?

I'd start over in this case, as I suspect your adjustment layers are creating a degree of complexity, of interactions between layers, that are making it more difficult, not less, to get this shot right. Plus it wouldn't surprise me that you have gone well astray of the original, which may well have only needed a bit of adjustment and you went the wrong way and ended up far from where you need to be. At least it looks it to me as your shot seems rather "off".
I did end up starting over, think I ended up with 7 layers.

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