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10/01/2009 09:35:44 AM · #1
Hi all,

I spent 4 hours making this picture. Any C&C is welcome.
//www.flickr.com/photos/54064658@N00/3968945193/

Thanks..

Message edited by author 2009-10-01 09:36:02.
10/01/2009 09:42:29 AM · #2
Left some feedback.
10/01/2009 09:47:45 AM · #3
I really like as well, very clean and cool, but I agree that it is a tad too gray. What he did was clearly drop some food coloring, but the hard part was getting them all a even distributions, and then a simple copy of each mirrored above. Very nice idea.
10/01/2009 09:57:41 AM · #4
The Yellow Splash doesn't have enough detail and the green splash is too messy. If you could even those out a bit I'd like it more. otherwise, great effort.
10/05/2009 02:59:06 PM · #5
Thanks for the review Yo_spiff, I appreciate it.

Coleman and BeefnCheez, thanks for the critique, I see what you mean, here's my second attempt which I think fixed the problems you mentioned:
//www.flickr.com/photos/54064658@N00/3978653107/

Message edited by author 2009-10-05 15:00:02.
10/05/2009 05:47:27 PM · #6
Sorry, but the yellow really makes the photo for me... You need all four colors. Try something like this:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/81213/120/825891.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/81213/120/825891.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I lightened it up a lot and used the "replace color" function in Photoshop to turn the background form a light grey to a defined white. I also used the dodge/burn tools on the color splashes to even them out and add detail. Finally, I sharpened the whole thing up, then selectively, this made the image clearer. Open the two images in different tabs and switch back and forth to see the changes I made.

Tell me what you think!
10/05/2009 05:52:12 PM · #7
I think it's awesome. I prefer it with the yellow one too. Nice job!
10/05/2009 06:31:44 PM · #8
How possible would it be to move the yellow one to the left of the red? Even with keeping it how it is, I like it a lot.
10/05/2009 07:06:47 PM · #9
I really like the editing, but I see pretty bright halos around the colors. Maybe it's my laptop screen having so much contrast, but I don't think I'll be the only one viewing it on a laptop. I like what you did on the yellow, it looks a lot less flat now. The red also seems to have too little contrast, you could have a bigger range of brightness in it. You could try uploading a lower-res original here and seeing what people can do with it, then ask for the technique if you like a version. I like getting my hands dirty and seeing what I can do with an image, and so do a few (lot?) of others here.

An amazing image, by the way.
10/09/2009 12:02:09 AM · #10
Originally posted by ColemanGariety:

Sorry, but the yellow really makes the photo for me... You need all four colors. Try something like this:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/81213/120/825891.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/81213/120/825891.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I lightened it up a lot and used the "replace color" function in Photoshop to turn the background form a light grey to a defined white. I also used the dodge/burn tools on the color splashes to even them out and add detail. Finally, I sharpened the whole thing up, then selectively, this made the image clearer. Open the two images in different tabs and switch back and forth to see the changes I made.

Tell me what you think!


Wow, I just saw your edit, looks great. I will try to do it. It looks cool, like flame in a glass. :) Thanks.
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