Portfolio Exhibit 1 (Week 1)
Abbigail, this is very creative. The edges of the boy are a little ragged. You can select the boy, go into the SELECT menu - Modify and do 3 modifications: Smooth (3 Pixels); Contract (1 Pixel); Feather (1 pixel). Then invert the selection and press DELETE. That will give you a smoother edge.
Well done Ashley! I would suggest taking the image into Camera Raw. Use the white balance tool and click on something that's supposed to be white. Then go into the Detail panel and drag the luminance noise slider all the way to the right - softens the grain. You can tweak the levels in the histogram to get the best results for tonality.
Lovely photo, Ben. I remember this one from last semester. The frequency separation works well here. My only suggestion would be to take the image into camera raw and use the white balance tool to click on something that should be neutral grey. I've clicked on the grey wall behind you.
Brandon, good start! For my suggestion, I pulled you out of the background and brightened you up a bit, and darkened the background (contrast) - which made the text stand out better. What do you think?
Brock, you're going to have to be careful or you'll have PETA coming after you. :) Awesome photo manipulation. The Weiner dog almost works - you just don't have consistent shadows (shadow on the face and bun is on the right - shadow on the dog is on the left). Other than that, very well done.
Hi Claire. This image would be perfect to use frequency separation retouching on. Subtle, but quite a difference.
Excellent Cody. I would pull it into camera raw and tweak it just a little more. Use the detail panel to remove some of the color and luminance noise in the image. Bring up the midtones just a touch for more definition. Pull your text away from the edge a little more and color coordinate it with colors in the image.
Excellent job retouching the photo, David. My only suggestion is to think, "what is this picture really about?" And crop in to emphasize that.
Nice frequency separation work Elise. The only other thing I'd suggest is to take it into camera raw. Use the gradient filter to lower the exposure up close where the flash was strong - so it evens out a bit. I pulled a touch of the red out in camera raw, too.
Nice job removing the scratches, Emily. I would suggest pulling the image into camera raw, and balancing the histogram (darks and lights). You can use the detail panel to remove color noise, sharpen the image, and reduce luminance noise.
You've done an excellent job, Jacqueline. Yours doesn't really need any further adjustments, but I went ahead and played with your photo. I moved you and the horizon line closer to the rule of thirds. I brought up the shadows to show more detail, and sharpened the image some.
Good work, Jeff! As I mentioned Tuesday, you can get closer to the real color of grass and stuff by finding a photo of grass, pasting it into your selection, and then changing the blend mode to color.
Nice job removing the strand of hair through the face. Looks good. Horizon line is a little crooked - you might want to straighten that out.
Joe, that looks better than the original. I'd suggest backing off just a little so some of that texture shows through. I'd also crop out the bottom line - it distracts from the image.
Awesome work. Well done, Kevin.
Nice job, Kaitlin. The legs were the hardest part. That just takes time and hard work. I would lighten up the subjects just a touch. You might consider cropping in closer, but you lose some of the historical value if you do.
Kolby, you picked a difficult task and did well on it. The girl's eye - you can use the clone stamp and the clone source window to copy the eye on the right - flip it horizontally - and place it. I'd suggest adding a levels adjustment layer and bring back the full range of darks to lights.
Good work removing the out of focus foreground grass. When you have a washed out sky, I would replace it with another, better sky photo.
You done a super job, Lindsay. You've removed the shadow of the photographer, cleaned up the image, and brought back in the full value range. I would suggest removing the color and some of the luminance noise in Camera raw.
Mattie, a good start! Take the image into camera raw and adjust the sliders so the skin looks natural. I also sharpened the image using a high pass filter on a duplicate layer, and changing the blend mode of the layer to linear light. Cropped it a bit off the top.
Rod, this was a hard one to work on - and you've done a great job. There's a bit of a red cast to it that you can correct in camera raw. Everything else, like the dad's face is tough, long work. I used the stamp tool to try and blend things in the face a bit better.
Very subtle but good changes, Rosanna. Well done.
Good work replacing the head in the foreground and for cropping in closer, Sage. There is a red cast to the image (look at their skin). You can fix that in camera raw.
Nice clean up work, Spencer. Well done.
Nice work TaKelle. I'd suggest removing all or most of the border. Take it into camera raw and adjust the histogram so you get a full range of values from black to white. Probably some more work could be done on faces that are a little scratched up - that's a long, arduous process. You've done well.
Tressa, that's an interesting combination. It would be fun to play around with that more. You've done well.