Bigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
I looked at the pic before I read why it was rejected and I thought badcolor myself.
I certainly think you need to lower the blue and/or green in the color balance.
Aside from that, the plane is pretty backlit and might not be good enough anyway. Try using the dodge tool underneath the bottom of the plane at about a 15 exposure with a 100 or 200 sized blurred-edge tool. Confuse you yet? lol Sorry.
Here's a screenshot for you, showing a partial section of the front fuselage that I used the dodge tool with a 15 exposure and the 100 size tool. You can clearly see the difference with the backlit area.
Go easy with the dodge tool. Try to not overdo it, as you'll get grain in the area and it might look uneven. I like to use long fast, but accurate, sweeps uyp and down the area I'm fixing like a paintbrush on a wall.
You can also see where the dodge tool is, the exposure setting on the top, and the size/type of tool I used there also.
I also lowered the green by 14 and lowered the blue by 6 in the color balance and got a more realistic looking color from doing so, making sure the white was the right white and the blue was, well, you get the idea. Can you see the color difference in my screenshot, too?
Hope you don't mind that I edited your shot. Hope this helps.
Dehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1904 times:
The reason it would have bee rejected is for the extremly dar underside.
With direct overhead light its pretty hard to get a nice even exposure direct from the camera.
The best way to fix it and a great tool in PS is to go
Raise the bottom right corner a little and it will add some detail to the underside.
Curves is the best color/light adjustment tool in PS.
Powerful tricky to learn but well worth the effort.
Have a play,re-up and it will sail in.
Txiki1uk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
I was always taught that it was better to didge and burn using a overlay layer and then painting out the area in white or black (depending if you want to burn or dodge on a 50% grey layer. This way you can adjust the opacity and level of burn. Much better than the dodge tool!