- New simpler version! (And different picture. As October, Halloween comes. Why not try a "spookier" photo, anyways...)
- Add 5 Minute Photo-Enhancing Tutorial by request from Pixie. (Post #13)
- **New Cropping Tutorial has no colorization! (Will add one later.)
photo-edit program (Photoshop, PSP, etc)
To crop your Sim, click on the Freehand Tool. Use the Point to Point method to crop.
For a flawless crop, enlarge your photo. (For this photo, I enlarge 1000%)
My Settings :
Point to Point is MUCH better than Freehand, because it is difficult to crop a straight line with the mouse.
The more feather, the more blurry your crop.
The more smoothing, the more your crop rounding edges. (No harsh angles)
(I usually crop around the hair and finish crop afterwards.)
Select a background, and paste your Sim onto the background.
( Right click > Paste > Paste as New Layer )
I crop out the hair. This time, I use Freehand, Feather = 4, Smoothing = 1.
This is a simple photo-edit for contrasting color.
( Adjust > Brightness and Contrast > Automatic Contrast Enhancement )
My Settings :
(Before and After)
THE END !
Hope you like the tutorial and try it out!
Feel free to ask the questions for me. Or want more detail steps.
Sorry if I am not very good at explaining stuff.
Other photo manipulation using (for the finishing photo) has include adding a border, text, effects - burn, dodge, hard light).
Great tutuorial, could you give a photoshop version, I cant seem to find hue map
Jenphur D - I uninstall Photoshop, but there is a site here show the hue/saturation. It says Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation (for Photoshop).
Or, you can just Colorize it yourself by using the Colorize Bar. (I'm sure that Photoshop has this) Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize. Here is a snapshot of this method. It produce similar result, but take a more longer time, because you have to outline it.
You have to enter numbers for Hue and Saturation.
Saturation is good at number 40-100.
Hue numbers are generally :
0 - Red
15 - Orange
30 - Yellow
70 - Green
120 - Blue
200 - Purple
If still you are confuse, I can put Photoshop version. But, I have to download to my laptop it first :S
pansy888hk, simcharley1990 - Thank you ! Much is appreciated !
Originally Posted by 1306
Nice tutorial. I love your pics, by the way--they all look stunning! Do you photoshop all your pics?
1306 - Thank you !
I photo-edit my photos yes. I enjoy to changing the colors. I don not crop and change the background anymore. I am to lazy Right now, I just like making colors stand out like something like this, every one of my photo now has something like this a only 5 minute photo-edit :