Blue skies in photoshop
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:28 AM
-Army wife, homeschooling mom to 4, photographer, insomniac ninja
Life list: 152
Yard list (old house): 73
Yard list (new house): 55
So far this year: 142
Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:05 PM
To prevent that, I try hard to find an angle on the bird that places it in front of a darker background. Especially such a dark bird as this one.With a bright sky background you Inevitably get the colored fringes that you see in this photo - blue on the left and magenta on the right, and it's hard to correct for those. Photoshop Camera Raw has defringing capabilities and you can use it to correct that to a large extent, though.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:36 AM
And yes, I think you're off to a good start. As with everything worth doing, it's hard. Photoshop opens a million doors for you, but I've heard that even the most experienced Photoshop users admit they don't know all the capabilities of the software. Dig in, play hard, work hard, and it will reward you, though!
Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:34 PM
Your reference to Bill Majoros and his 'tome' on bird photography is well received. It's one of the best and most complete you will find, and he has put a tremendous amount of effort and time into producing it. And incredibly it is free, albeit only online.
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