Suggestions on retouching point & shoot pics

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by crabshell, Feb 2, 2005.

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    crabshell Guest

    Can anyone suggest a curve, filter or other that can make a photo taken by
    a point & shoot camera with a flash look a tad more professional? The
    exposures are good but they have that "cheap camera" look that just isn't
    suitable for a professional brochure. A little too contrasty with the
    harsh, dark shadows and star bright highlights and all. Thanks!

    crabshell, Feb 2, 2005
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    Stephan Guest

    I'd suggest hiring a professional photographer for that "professional
    feel" you are looking for.
    Don't expect a Photoshop miracle-one-button-push-trick to turn you
    images shot with the camera pop up flash into something good enough for
    your brochure.

    Stephan, Feb 2, 2005
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  3. You could try here for some basic retouching tips.
    Mike Litteris, Feb 2, 2005
  4. Can anyone suggest a curve, filter or other that can make a photo taken by
    I find that an adjustment layer set to reduce the contrast and masked to
    only affect the nearer (ie brightest) subjects helps.

    Better yet, though, carry a piece of tinfoil and hold it in front of the
    flash so it bounces indirectly off the ceiling if shooting indoors. It looks
    20 times better.

    Captain Blammo, Feb 2, 2005
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    MOP Guest

    Get a professional photographer!!! it's not the camera that takes the
    photograph, it's the photographer.
    this posting it typical of many people who think they can get a shitty
    little digital camera and become a professional photographer. It there was a
    photoshop filter that could make you a professional photographer, I for one
    would not have spent three years at university studying art and photography!
    MOP, Feb 2, 2005
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    crabshell Guest

    Great idea about the foil -- and I'll try the adjustment layer. I'm
    stuck doing a favor for a friend of a friend and I'm stuck with the
    photos he's given me to work with -- which generally suck.

    crabshell, Feb 2, 2005
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    crabshell Guest

    Yes, I'm well aware, but I do know that with some effort, chicken salad
    can be made from chicken ----. But I don't expect to make the chicken
    salad into Chicken Fricassee. Believe me, whatever I give them will be
    a vast improvement.

    crabshell, Feb 2, 2005
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    Melv Guest

    why not send me the image I will see what I can do with it?
    Melv, Feb 2, 2005
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Whatever your images may look like, you can make them substantially better
    with Photoshop. Here's a tutorial on how to help certain "challenged"
    images, including "Faded Images" from a camera with a plastic lens.

    The tutorial is for curvemeister, and the techniques are easily adapted to
    curves in Photoshop.
    Mike Russell, Feb 3, 2005
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    Sam Guest

    Get over it ! The OP is asking for ways to improve his photo's appearance
    (given the restraints he has to work with).
    In case you hadn't heard that is what Photoshop does.

    Sam, Feb 3, 2005
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    MOP Guest

    Actually I use Photoshop extensively to improve photos.
    and am fully aware of it's potential. it's one of the things Professional
    Photographers do :)
    MOP, Feb 4, 2005
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