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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-19-2007, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Hau Coast Revisited

You may remember my aquascape from the Fall, Hau Coast. Recently, I've gotten a LOT better at editing photos though, and recently found an untouched folder of photos from this aquascape. So, I'm re-visiting it.



I'm pretty happy, because I feel that this photo is (a lot better) much more able to communicate the feeling of that aquascape.
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boy o boy steven. you just don't even know how much i envy you. it's all good though. i wish i knew how to edit photos like that. i think that i read that you stumbled across some tutorials or something? i have photoshop elements 5.0. is this program something like what you're using? where did you find the tutorials?

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He's using PS CS2 or 3 i think

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I am using CS 2.0. Most of the photoshop versions should have the features I use though (I think). I actually keep PS elements 3 (yes, the crappy freebie one) around because it's so much better for simple edits and photo organization.

As for how I picked up some new skills, I read about layer masks in a tutorial at Deviantart for anime art . . . lol

I also read a nice article on sharpening in a recent issue of PC Photo, and there was also an article elaborating on layer and mask use.

I started with anime art years ago though, and a lot of us use layers religiously so figuring out how to (ab)use layers with photo editing was pretty easy to learn. I'll try to make a tutorial myself so you guys can see what I do.
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that would be an incredible favor to myself and plenty of others here. you never seem to let us down.

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I'm definitely interested in see a tutorial of what exactly you do with your photos.

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I love the sense of depth you create in your aquascapes and photography.

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