Curving - Photography Contest [114 entries]

Goblet of fire Picture

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We've all used this feature and since it's also a feature that's allowed to be used, I thought it would be fun who could curve the best photo. Take one of your own photos and curve the colors in a way that can be totally psychedelic or just enhances the image altogether.

Anything can be in the shot but it must have been curved and no black and white images. A good tutorial about curving can be found here.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: jawshoewhah

jawshoewhah: Wow, I suggested this a Looooooooooooooooooong time ago. ( 5 years and 2524 days ago )
Mikaelbg: Nice idea Josh ( 5 years and 2524 days ago )
ibmaxed: I think the original should be shown in an sbs so we have something to compare. ( 5 years and 2524 days ago )
friiskiwi: good idea ( 5 years and 2524 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Thanks! Seriously! I suggested this about the same time I joined the site. 18 months ago.... ( 5 years and 2523 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Adding the original image is the SBS is not mandatory, but will certainly assist members when voting. Normally this equates to a better score. ( 5 years and 2523 days ago )
friiskiwi: Thanks for the suggestion, this is so much fun, the hardest thing is knowing when to stop. ( 5 years and 2522 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Hey friiskiwi, get this. I was curious to when I suggested it and it was my 2nd contest suggestion, exactly 1 year 79 days ago. I also realized how many suggestions I've made...

...pages of them. ( 5 years and 2521 days ago )
MnMCarta: it's cause you never shut up! hehehehe!!! I'm too far for you to throw anything at me! neener neener neener! ( 5 years and 2520 days ago )
kyricom: Hrmmmmmm.... interesting. I think this is resulting in some fun entries... BUT, I think it is also a function of the program being used. In my program (not Photoshop), curves has absolutely NO impact on color. It will impact which parts of the shot are emphasizing contrast or brightness, but even if I max it there would be ZERO impact on color. Interesting. I'll have to be careful in the future when I comment that they need to play with curves on their entries. ( 5 years and 2519 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Kyricom: Suggestion: get photoshop. ( 5 years and 2519 days ago )
k5683: kyricom, I didn't think my program had the colors in the curves either but it does. I just had to click on the drop down menu ( 5 years and 2518 days ago )
kyricom: I'd be happy to use Photoshop... just drop me a line when you've bought it for me, Josh! Thanks a bunch!!! ( 5 years and 2518 days ago )
kyricom: I can adjuct colors like this, k5683, just not through curves. but... looking at some of the SBS's, a lot of these aren't done through curves either ( 5 years and 2518 days ago )
saudamini9: @kyricom:m not sure what u r using but most softwares that provide curves include color has 4 options of red,blue,green and general....the general one adjust the blacks, and brightness and contrasts.if u need a color curve software instantly try fotoflex website.ucan edit pix online. ( 5 years and 2518 days ago )
kyricom: Thank you for your advice. I've only been using my program for 5 years. Let me check and see if there's any of those color thingies.... ummmmmm, nope. (I can do what is achieved in these entries, just not under "curves". Look everyone, I'm not upset or anything. I was just making an observation about the differences in some software. I'll live if I don't enter every theme. ( 5 years and 2517 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Buy it???? Kyricom. Discover something called torrents. ( 5 years and 2514 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Buy it???? Kyricom. Discover something called torrents. ( 5 years and 2514 days ago )

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Goblet of fire - created by ibmaxed

Goblet of fire
Favs: 4SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 1/114Score: 63.8% (35)10191 views

I used the curves twice for this image. The first to lighten and bring out the image, and secondly for the finished image. (5 years and 2521 days ago)

Tyler - created by h4yley

Favs: 2SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 2/114Score: 62.3% (30)9853 views

(5 years and 2520 days ago)

Make a Wish - created by EmiK

Make a Wish
Favs: 3SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 3/114Score: 61.5% (25)13769 views

(5 years and 2518 days ago)

Terminator egg - created by ibmaxed

Terminator egg
Favs: 4SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 4/114Score: 60.4% (20)8669 views

Photo is my own (5 years and 2524 days ago)

Sunflower - created by jeaniblog

Favs: 0SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 5/114Score: 60.3% (15)7389 views

(5 years and 2522 days ago)