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07-17-2003, 17:09
ok first off i take about 20 to 30 pics in diferent poses getting different angles and such. most of them turn out crapy but i manage to find a few i like. next of course i do my collage (if anyone wants to see how i do that just ask).
Note i do the collage before I manipulate the image so all the pics look the same.

Now here are my three tricks.


1a Sharpening, this is no substitue for focus, but it can help give your image some extra pop.

1b here are my settings

07-17-2003, 17:11

2a levels is the best way to adjust the brightness and contrast of your pictures.

2b i dont have any stock settings becuase the brightness varries depending on the lighting and what your taking a pic of.
generaly i move the far right slider to the left untill my whites are bright enough then i move the middle slider to the left to brighten up my midtones then maybe move the left slider to the right untill my shadows

are dark enough. you cna experiment alot in here to get alot of detail in your pictures.

07-17-2003, 17:12

3a ever take a picture and your figures skin looks too orange or red? will this can help take the red out. or anyother color for that matter.

3b you can use he master setting to make the pic black and white if you want (or crazy neon colors)

but most of the time i adjust individual colors.

well thats it.
i am no expert but i thought i would share what works for me.

07-17-2003, 17:14
Fanastic info, Newman! Truly appreciated.

Keep this series coming!

Super Serg
07-17-2003, 17:28
Awesome info Newman!

& what Windows Skin are you using?
Are you using Style XP to install?


07-17-2003, 17:28
cool tutorial!!

07-17-2003, 17:32
Super Serg its just the selver version

windows xp style
sub design silver

i did download windowblinds and a bunch of skins but it uses up system resources and i am a gamer s i can't have that :P

07-17-2003, 17:37
Wow, you mean there is actually logic to photoshoping and such :) I just go in and play with the settings till I find something I like.

07-17-2003, 17:39
Cool thanks for sharing, I'll make a copy of this thread and post in the tips section

If you see this thread disappear please stand by while adjustments are being made....


07-21-2003, 18:10
Newman, I have been using Photoshop (self taught) for years and that is pretty much the method I use as well.

However, everyone, do try and get that focus right. Shrapening helps, but there is no real good way to add focus where none exists. You can easily adjust colors, contrast and the like, but fuzz is hard to get rid of.

I always follow the GIGO rule. Garbage In, Garbage Out.