Student Gallery - Lesson 3 - Using Brushes • Contrast
Students - be sure to go into Canvas and participate in the Lesson 3 Discussion! Directions are given there...
Instructor Feedback on a few of the submissions...
To the entire class: Some impressive submissions! Below I give some feedback on a few of the submissions - but everyone in the class should take a look. Much of the feedback could be applied to the other submissions as well.
Beautiful shot, Krista! You achieved all the effects in Photoshop using adjustment panels. We're not there as a class yet, but will be in a couple weeks. Your sky ended up losing some detail. Like most landscape shots, the foreground is dark and the sky too light.
I would suggest taking this into camera raw and using the graduated filter tool. We showed this in the face-to-face class. If you didn't get to take part in that - watch this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi0A8eaBct0. In this feedback example, I've just used Camera Raw - no adjustment filters.
Rod, this is a great image. Soon we will learn how to remove the pole and lines so they don't distract (like the image at right). I would suggest taking your background image and using the HSL panel to bring out more contrast. Lower the luminance of the oranges just a bit. Increase the luminance and saturation of the yellows just a touch. Make the statue pop just a little more.