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Post by minniev » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:18 pm

I have several that are in this ugly little place, and I'm struggling with how to capture and edit them. The pelicans are sharing the backflow pond with a thousand gulls and a few ducks and egrets. They will not stay in the same plane of focus and the gulls move a lot faster so I've got blurred gulls or out of focus pelicans. It is always swarming so there is no use in waiting for them to be still.

The background is ugly, as you see. The water rose up to the top of the frame here, and left everything coated in a poop colored coat of brown "paint". All feedback and suggestions appreciated.

One sunny and one cloudy day here.
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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:25 pm

I like the drab colors of the first. I think it makes a very cool backdrop for your pelicans. One option would be to replaces the gulls by backdrop on the first one. For some reason seeing them all swimming along next to that bank is interesting and kind of soothing..

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Post by minniev » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:15 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
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I like the drab colors of the first. I think it makes a very cool backdrop for your pelicans. One option would be to replaces the gulls by backdrop on the first one. For some reason seeing them all swimming along next to that bank is interesting and kind of soothing..
thanks. I like the drab color better too, maybe I could tone the others down some.

I did get rid of one gull that was just a blob.

Pelicans are soothing. Everyone here loves them. We hate to see them go. But they'll be practicing maneuvers soon.
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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:32 pm

it is what it is as they say.....mitigate and enhance are my suggestions.

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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:56 am

and of course you can always cheat minniev.....Bahahaha
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Post by minniev » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:26 pm

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and of course you can always cheat minniev.....Bahahaha
That is some good fog Frank! What did you make it with?
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:50 pm

Fog...







Bahahaha...a couple of cloud images a custom brush and some opacity adjustments.

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Post by davechinn » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:35 pm

I'll have to agree, not knowing where or what to do with the two images would be a challenge, but I do believe Frank has given an example, to not give up !!!
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Post by minniev » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:13 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Fog...







Bahahaha...a couple of cloud images a custom brush and some opacity adjustments.
So you made your own brush from clouds you photographed?
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:21 pm

no, I just meant a brush other than the standard soft round brush we usually paint with...Ps has plenty of them...I moved a couple of my cloud images into your image as layers put a mask on them and brushed with a low opacity smoke brush or texture brush, (I already don't remember) then reduced the whole layer opacity...probably brush back in and out till I got it looking like I wanted.....

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