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My first Photoshop lesson

First, about the shot - I was about to go to bed and this idea struck me that a shot of the old tap would look nice. Now the light wasn't too gud and I tried a few long exposure shots. Though the tap would come out well, the water droplet was never sharp. I knew I had to reduce the exposure, but that would spoil the details on the tap and would make it very dark. I just had one last resort - use the flash and correct the image in the PP.

Now, about the PP - sometimes you get what you want just when you want it. I got a Photoshop trial installation and an excellent Guru in Rajat who gave me a crash course in Photoshop. I broke the image into 3 layers - the background, I made it B&W and blurred it a bit; the tap and the shadow, I corrected the flash reflections and sharpened it a bit; and finally the droplet - B&W and extra sharpness. Finally all layers put together gave me this - not bad for a first timer, I hope ;-)

My first Photoshop lesson

First, about the shot - I was about to go to bed and this idea struck me that a shot of the old tap would look nice. Now the light wasn't too gud and I tried a few long exposure shots. Though the tap would come out well, the water droplet was never sharp. I knew I had to reduce the exposure, but that would spoil the details on the tap and would make it very dark. I just had one last resort - use the flash and correct the image in the PP.

Now, about the PP - sometimes you get what you want just when you want it. I got a Photoshop trial installation and an excellent Guru in Rajat who gave me a crash course in Photoshop. I broke the image into 3 layers - the background, I made it B&W and blurred it a bit; the tap and the shadow, I corrected the flash reflections and sharpened it a bit; and finally the droplet - B&W and extra sharpness. Finally all layers put together gave me this - not bad for a first timer, I hope ;-)

comments (1)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 12 Mar 2007, 15:34
OMG, Thomas. Not bad at all! Congratulations. smile The old tap would have been enough for me but the added droplet is phenomenal.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ginnie. BTW, The droplet wasn't added through photoshop, it took me around 15 shots to get this - I just sharpened the droplet smile

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