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fanie 09-25-2009 06:24 AM

Bad color and contrast
Hi all, need some help with this one. It was rejected for bad color and contrast, the only thing that i normally do with the color on all my pics is use the Levels sliders, Im using photoshop elements. Any ideas how to fix this one?



milwman 09-25-2009 10:46 AM

To me and i bin hit for this to as of late, your shot is flat or needs contrast, the colors may pop as you add some contrast.

JRMDC 09-25-2009 01:29 PM

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Lots of ways to do things in PS Elements, this is just the first one that came to mind. Try Enhance / Adjust Color / Color Variations and choose to decrease red. The sky goes from purplish to bluish and in general it looks better. Play around with the Adjust Color Intensity slider.

In addition try Enhance / Adjust Lighting / Brightness/Contrast, and bump both up, I did +5 brightness and +10 contrast but I really didn't spend any time looking for the best combination, or for that matter for the best color correction.

All this assuming your PS Elements works about the same as my PSE 3.

fanie 09-26-2009 08:35 AM

Thanks for the help guys, i did the decrease red thingy, added a bit of contrast and it got accepted:


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