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mmeyer

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Hey Everyone. Well, I was messing around with Photoshop some more and used a technique I found online to do some work on this image. I would like your honest opinion on this technique. I won't tell you my opinion so it won't sway yours. Please be brutally honest. I have nothing invested in this image so it won't hurt my feelings.

Thanks

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It seems a little over-sharp almost a little grainy to me and due to the sharpness I find the bush in the background very distracting. I do like the contrast of colors on the truck.

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Mike, would you post this in a B&W version as well? I think I'd like that better.

I like the effect of the heavy contrasty look, but think it might play better for me in B&W. The extra saturation brings out sharp spots of color in the subject and BG that are distracting my eye.

In the end, it's your eye, not mine, that determines if your art satisfies you. smilesmile

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Yeah I think if the bush wasn't there it would definitely work. The altercation best suites the ol truck. I'd also like to see it in B&W. Cool pic

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Thanks Guys!

It seems a little over-sharp almost a little grainy to me and due to the sharpness I find the bush in the background very distracting.

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Yep, for me the B&W with its contrasty, grainy look, is the best of the three.

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The B&W looks good. Any way you can just select the truck and apply the technique to it? I know the magic wand tool and the lasso can be difficult with all the objects this background has.

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not that i know much about photography, but i think there's something about that weird spot of orange in the background that distracts my eye from the truck..... in the edited one, it pops much more for some reason..... otherwise, i like the effect on the truck itself....

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If you really want to get wacky in photoshop, I would try a black and white background and the truck in full color.

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You mean something like this? cool

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Any other requests? C'mon this is getting fun!

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I kind of like the first one. The heavy grain and saturated colors makes it look more like an period photo.

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Remove all color except the red wash in the vehicle's front quarter panel. It'll look like evidence of a bloody hit-and-run crime.

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Mike, some nice examples of different techniques. Always good to look at processing in a different light. I like the saturated, grainy look in the first and like the BW conversion as well.

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I like it with the bush toned down. I also like the B&W/color combo.

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