Skyline From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 54 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2573 times:
Sorry for this topic again. Need your comment about how I can improve my skills (both photography and Photoshop) on these rejections. Surely I have a lot more been rejected but just list three examples here:
AviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2560 times:
Are you using Auto Levels? The first two photos look as if that is the case. Sometimes that tool works great, but most of the time it is garbage. The photos look oversharpened to me.
Especially with the first photo, look at it as if you are really there rather than just viewing a shot on your screen. The colors and sharpening from the post processing take that shot to a over processed level.
A LCD should be fine for your editing, I have actually had a tougher time with a CRT when given a choice. Hope I helped a little.
Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2463 times:
Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 1): Are you using Auto Levels? The first two photos look as if that is the case. Sometimes that tool works great, but most of the time it is garbage. The photos look oversharpened to me.
I'd agree with TJ here, I think you have over done the levels and the hue/saturation a bit.
I never use the auto levels, thats if you have. Be carefull when adjusting the hue as too much can look out of place. Usually around 10-15% is acceptable. You just want to bring the colors out a bit, but not too much. Also watch the jaggies on the logos as well. Do you use the duplicate layer technique and rub out the jaggies?
Also as Gary says, min size is 1024 x *** I use 1024 x 683 and try to keep the ratio 3:2.
The first and last shot are good and I like the third best, motive wise, if you want to you can send me one and I'll have a go at them and you can have a look at the process I use, but send me the original out of the camera.
Skyline From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 54 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2453 times:
I'm not going to argue about the minimum size of photos to be uploaded. I may send in 1240 x *** or even bigger. I was informed by a friend who is also a famous photographer on Anet, to send in 1000 x *** for best viewing. If you say 1024 is minimum, I'll follow it without question. Thanks for reminding me so that I won't get a badsize rejection in the future.