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Photography and Editing

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:27 am

I would like to post a tutorial on basic editing. and photography.

Alright, Hello everyone! I'm going to teach you how to turn a bad photo into an amazing photo!

First, You need a piece of regular printer paper. (What I use for small projects, figs, etc. ), a lamp, and a camera with 8 megapixels or more is preferable, but it can be less if it focuses well.
Here's my set-up:

Then you add your topic (in my case, a figure.)

Make sure as much as possible is covered in the back by the paper. Then try taking a picture at a weird angle or make the figure (in my case) slightly to the right or left.


Now for the fun part-- Editing!

Open GIMP (GIMP is a free photo editing software similar to Photoshop. It's free)
Once you have GIMP open, go to Colors then Click Brightness and Contrast


Close out of that and click Colors then "Levels"


Then take a whit paintbrush and brush away colored blotches.



Thanks!
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Troopa Daisy on Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:30 am

Woot! Finally the secret revealed! Razz

Thanks so much for telling this. I always wanted to edit out my backgrounds but couldn't figure out how. Embarassed But now I know so thanks once again. Smile
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:34 am

Sorry I wasn't clear with the levels section though. You use the White Eye dropper tool to pick brighest section, black for darkest, and grey for middle. It evens the colors out. Wink
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by [Not Applicable] on Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:35 am

Now I can make my blue background even better. Wow this thing looks
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Sergeant B on Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:54 am

Cool! Here's a what I made using this tutorial.



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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Gerrard on Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:46 am

Chuck Norris never gets lost.

Nice tutorial though. Wink
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by why on Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:50 am

Hmmm... I was wondering why those pictures looked so nice! Razz

Great work, never would have known GIMP could do that. But did you turn your lamp on in the picture? Pr did you just leave it dark?
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:18 am

BUMP (sorta)

If you haven't already seen this, check it out. Just to point it out to newer members who have created new MOCs to share.

As Rook once said Bad MOC's with good editing are better than good MOC's with bad photography.


But did you turn your lamp on in the picture? Pr did you just leave it dark?
Yes I did. But it didn't turn out too well, which is why I use the Sun often too. That's also the reason I edit my photos. Wink


Hope I helped!

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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by CC Stark on Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:32 am

Does this technique work on GIMP 2? Also can you post a link for GIMP 1 if it doesn't?
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:37 am

No, this works on my GIMP which is 2.6. Wink
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by CC Stark on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:51 am

Link Please?

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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:01 am

One word: Google





It's the first or second one. Wink Whichever you want. Smile
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by 667thLegion on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:41 pm

Another way that works is going into levels and tweaking it that way, then once you have a perfect color, save that preset so you don't have to continue tweaking every pic. Wink
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:11 am

^But you need the same lighting every time. Wink

Anyway, a bump if anyone is interested in doing this, but never saw this before.
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Doraff on Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:35 am

Could I possibly do the same thing in Photoshop? Wow this thing looks
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:43 am

Haven't tried, but I would assume so.
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Re: Photography and Editing

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:24 pm

BUMP For any newer members who want to edit their pictures. Sorry for the bump, just wanted more people to see it.
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