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Old 25-03-2009, 04:40 AM
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Basic Photoshop?

Anyone interested on basic photo shopping?

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Old 25-03-2009, 05:08 AM
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I'm interested in both learning how to take a good shot and then photoshop afterwards. I am artistically retarded so please help. Haha.

Particularly still macro shots of lures and also fish shots.

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Old 25-03-2009, 05:29 AM
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The Rule of Thirds.
fig1 One of the most popular 'rules' in photography is the Rule Of Thirds. It is also popular amongst artists. It works like this:
Imaginary lines are drawn dividing the image into thirds both horizontally and vertically. You place important elements of your composition where these lines intersect. I've even made a little diagram for you.

As well as using the intersections you can arrange areas into bands occupying a third or place things along the imaginary lines. As you can see it is fairly simple to implement. Good places to put things; third of the way up, third of the way in from the left , you get the idea. Duff places to put things; right in the middle, right at the top, right at the bottom, away in the corner.

Using the Rule of Thirds helps produce nicely balanced easy on the eye pictures. Also, as you have to position things relative to the edges of the frame it helps get rid of ' tiny subject surrounded by vast empty space' syndrome.
One last thing about the Rule of Thirds for the time being. Once you have got the hang of the Rule of Thirds you will very quickly want to break it ! This is fine. As I said earlier these 'rules' are best used as guidelines and if you can create a better image by bending or ignoring rules then fire away.

The Rule of Thirds is fairly structured but there are a great many methods you can employ which rely on your ability to 'see' things and incorporate them into your composition. Next up we will look at some, but by no means all, of them.




As for macro shots a tripod is a must! A White sheet of paper is always help full!

make your self a little light box. Get a cardboard box cut out the sides, tape some white paper over the cut you and add a lamp.

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Thats wicked...thanks for the tips.

The box inparticular will be helpful...now I've just got to find some of those plastic/perspex lure stands.

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Anyone interested on basic photo shopping?

Glad to help!


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Would be into that Ben,
Let me know when and where, and of course how much??
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I'm interested in both learning how to take a good shot and then photoshop afterwards. I am artistically retarded so please help. Haha.

Particularly still macro shots of lures and also fish shots.

Dave
I like the light box ben, but I prefer natural light better.
It is easy with things that don't move
Still trying to get things up close that fly??
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I like the light box ben, but I prefer natural light better.
It is easy with things that don't move
Still trying to get things up close that fly??
Dale,

its always fun to try and catch things that fly!!!!

As for the course its on here and its free. i can screen shot alot of stuff.
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Dale,

its always fun to try and catch things that fly!!!!

As for the course its on here and its free. i can screen shot alot of stuff.
Well sign me up and where do I start?
I have a mac with CS3, just so you know what I am working with.
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Well sign me up and where do I start?
I have a mac with CS3, just so you know what I am working with.
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CS3 here too.... Always keen to try some new things in photo shop...

Ben, have you seen any good tutorials for colour/black&white photos. Eg. Fish is in colour, background is b/w.

Have always struggled with that...
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Well sign me up and where do I start?
I have a mac with CS3, just so you know what I am working with.
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nice one. missus is using the mac grrrr.....

we can start with basic levels adjustments, resizing an images, adding a boarder.... anything else?
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CS3 here too.... Always keen to try some new things in photo shop...

Ben, have you seen any good tutorials for colour/black&white photos. Eg. Fish is in colour, background is b/w.

Have always struggled with that...
Yes i did see a good one on that. Ill find it and post a link or if ill do one and post it
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Which program do you guys use? The lure pic with the sunset looks sweet!
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Which program do you guys use? The lure pic with the sunset looks sweet!
i use manly Photo Shop CS3
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The lure pic with the sunset looks sweet!
I'd say that came straight off the camera like that and wasn't altered a hell of a lot (if at all).
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I'd say that came straight off the camera like that and wasn't altered a hell of a lot (if at all).
speaking of straight from camera. check this out



that was a fun to shoot. i should do a what light is in the water and how fish see things
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