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Mexico
Title: PhyrhuloxiaCanon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT
Phyrhuloxia (10)
guacamayero (145)

sharpening
sharpening
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441) [2009-02-13 10:56:57] [1]
just used the sharpening tool in PS CS4 and also a bit levels.
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India
Title: Tiger cub
Tiger cub (10)
maneesh_agni (36)

Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441) [2009-02-12 19:15:20] [2]
A quick attempt to provide a little more punch in this spectacular facial expression with Photoshop CS4.
1.cropped into a square aspect ratio
2.adjusted levels
3.adjusted vibrance and saturation
3.retouched the background somewhat
4.burned and dodged respectively some issues in shadows and highlights
5.selective sharpening
6.added a frame
Hope you like it!
Annick
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India
Title: Plain TigerNikon D200
Plain Tiger (34)
nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)

extra sharpening
extra sharpening
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441) [2008-12-27 08:16:31]
Just tried some extra selective sharpening; butterfly and perch. USM sharpening in LAB.
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Canada
Title: Le Prince CharmantPanasonic Lumix DMC-FX01
Le Prince Charmant (4)
ETG (20)

Cropping
Cropping
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441) [2008-12-26 13:07:40]
Well, it's actually done to show how cropping can enhance your work.
I did also very quickly some other stuff in a developer or editor(Adobe in this case) such as contrast, sharpening and so forth. A bit playing with the sliders. Take into account this is done very quickly and there's always room for improvement.
Well this fellow will probably always be ugly;-)
Annick
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Turkey
Title: lonely or peacefull
lonely or peacefull (8)
nomadman (30)

Hello Huseyin
Hello Huseyin
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441) [2008-12-25 12:41:02] [1]
It's a nice landscape.
As you allowed me to use it in a workshop, I did a little workshop.
1.levels to plat a bit with the contrast
2.selective sharpening of the tree through USM sharpening
3. cropping the foreground
Hope you like it.
And Merry Christmas
Annick
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Sweden
Title: PinkSony  Alfa  dSLR A700
Pink (18)
pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)

ACR
ACR
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441) [2008-08-10 08:05:23] [2] [+]
Opened this in Bridge and edited in ACR. Fine-tuned in CS3

Quick overview workflow:
1. Bridge
2. Adobe Camera Raw
3. Sliders: 1.white balance
2.a tad more contrats and saturation
3.S-curve
4. CS3: 1. cropped
2. cloned the upper left 'black' corner
3. selective USM sharpening
4. white frame

Hope you'll find it useful, Paul.
Thanks
Annick
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Switzerland
Title: Polyommatus coridon
Polyommatus coridon (44) *
anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)

JPEG in ACR
JPEG in ACR
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441) [2008-08-02 12:54:04] [3]
Well Anne,

You uploaded a beautiful image. Well done...


I usually develop RAW images in the ACR (Adobe Camera Raw). This time I used your Jpeg TN-upload though.



Quick overview workflow:
1. Color temperature: made the image a tad 'colder'
2. Recovery highlights: I wanted to try especially that one, 'cause this isn't a RAW image; the slider was set quite a lot to the right to get detail/info/data into the white parts as much as possible . Still have to compare the results online...
3.A little more vibrance or saturation. Maybe I made the colours somewhat too cold.
4.I mentioned in my quick note you managed to get a good compo through that square; well I figured out it wasn't exactly a square:-) I thought: what if I should try to get a square after all. This wasn't posssible at first sight. What I did was the following: I took the crop tool, draw a square and saw there was a white space above the image; I cloned this space with the cloning tool using the green background.
5.Finally I opened the image in Photoshop in which I did some selective sharpening through USM in a specific channel in LAB mode. In LAB mode I also blurred your background a bit, having inverted the aforementioned selection.
6. ...and a white frame



I hope it was somehow useful. Thanks and I wish a very nice day.
Annick
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South Africa
Title: LionessCanon EOS 1D Mark III
Lioness (34)
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)

Lion and Lioness
Lion and Lioness
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441) [2008-05-22 09:59:14]
Communication
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Bulgaria
Title: Top view
Top view (10)
ivan (91)

Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441) [2008-02-08 13:49:14] [4]
Hello Ivan,
You allowed me to provide a workshop.
First of all I want to say (type:-) I like your image as indicated in the critique.
I wondered if I could do something about the overall bluish through changing the white balance. At least that was my first idea. However through some trial and error I decided to adjust the exposure a bit and also to adjust the tone curve instead of the white balance.
Concerning the latter, I changed the graph in an S
shape. I have to say I did change the white balance a little bit as well; made the image warmer.
Finally I sharpened your work.
Quick overview:
1. exposure; made it brighther; not too much to avoid degrading the image
2. tone curve; adjusted the highlights, lights, darks and shadows by using the appropriate slider;fine-tune your S shape!
3. a tad more saturation
4. white balance; a bit warmer
5. sharpened
6. forgot to mention I cropped a bit, to apply the rule of thirds composition wise...
Hope you like it.
Kind regards,
Annick
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United States
Title: vantage pointCanon 20D
vantage point (42)
fototab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 301 W: 0 N: 362] (2177)

white balance
white balance
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441) [2008-02-06 09:10:37] [1]
Hello Tabatha,
What I did actually...
1. imported your work in an editor; Adobe Lightroom actually
2. slightly adjusted the exposure; made it a bit darker
3. changed the colour temperature; the white balance
4. adjusted the tonal curve; shadows, darks, lights and highlights.
5. Some minor touch up adjustments
6. neutral frame
Hope you like it...
Kind regards,
Annick
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