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Let your mind wander - created by skyangel

Let your mind wander
Favs: 0SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 1/10Score: 63.6% (35)6206 views

(1 year and 30 days ago)

7 Sources:

avatar BWR
BWR says:

That is like the best brain source. I gotta book mark that. Great idea for a chop.

author says:

Thanks BWR

(1 year and 30 days ago)

avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Nice Photoshop work.

author says:

Thanks Ichappell

(1 year and 28 days ago)

avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Skyangel

avatar madamemonty

Congrats Angel, very well done

avatar BWR
BWR says:

good chop. Good win. This was my fave.

author says:

Thank you very much everyone.

lchappell says:

Thumbs up, I knew this was a winner. Nice score BTW.

(1 year and 19 days ago)

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Glacier Hike - created by MossyB

Glacier Hike
Favs: 0SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 10/10Score: 54.4% (0)6421 views

(5 years and 1054 days ago)

1 Source:

avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Where's the Dragan effect in this? Sorry, not seeing it even in hi-res. There are several tuts out there, though some are better than others. Many ways to achieve the contest effect, author.

author says:

Sorry you don't see the effect. Perhaps your monitor needs calibrating, or a visit to your optometrist is in order.

The basic adjustments for a "Dragan effect," which is actually more of a "pseudo-HDR" effect achieved with Photoshop, are there. I suppose I could have just put a layer of generated noise on top and color tinted it green, but that really would not have achieved the definition and enhancement of features that a "Dragan" accomplishes.

Thanks for taking the time to comment, tho'!

avatar zambrottix

in my opinion the dragan style, is not simply a sum of filters and adjustments, I think the choice of image is important to achieve a dramatic image and hard, and I think it is the case with his work

author says:

Good point, Zambrottix, but there are at least a couple of entries so far that don't really come close in quality or technical effect to a Dragan. That is just the way contests work...

But I must disagree, as Dragan himself has clearly stated that his effect is a result of adjustment layers for hue and saturation, along with selective sharpening, blurring, burn and dodge. The key is to start with a good quality photo, but in the end, it IS a sum of filters and adjustments. Dragan himself has admitted as much in several interviews, some of which are no longer available on the web, but which I have archived.

Here is one still available in which he discusses some of his attitudes:

avatar k5683
k5683 says:

I agree with the others on this one. It doesn't look like you did hardly anything to the photo.

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Gravity hike - created by weso

Gravity hike
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 6/10Score: 52.4% (0)6209 views

(5 years and 1304 days ago)

2 Sources:

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Looks good, except background figure is distorted.

avatar lolu
lolu says:

I agree with CMYK46, it seems to be flat.

avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Not bad, but I see some problems with the light source. For example the girl left, whose arm receives light from right while the main light source is from left. Same for the figure behind. Would be nice if that could be fixed . Good luck!

author says:

thx and will try to fix it

avatar gopankarichal

good work, fix the above mentioned issues

avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

The shading between hands and wall to the girl in black is wrong. It seems like she put the hands in paint and printed the wall...
When you resize an image, do it pressing shift key, so the image doesn't distort.

avatar erathion
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