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Good evening.

I plan on printing a decent sized print of this photo I took during my recent trip to China. (walgreens can print as big as 24x36)

I'd like to borrow some of your talents smile.gif Could you please do a little photoshop magic to the image below to help make it worthy of hanging up on my wall.

I took it with an iPhone 6S+ DEFINITELY not ideal, but it served me well in all 2,300 pictures.

The picture is just a bit washed out and doesn't really "pop"

Your help is MUCH appreciated smile.gif

You can also find the picture at this temp (public) onedrive folder. Please add your version to the "output" folder if you wish to help.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AgUyF0tiDF_xgpYyIceL6-YlK5y2KA

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I've given it a try, the JPEG is in the output folder. Working out magic on pictures shot as JPEG is a big pain in the bollocks (and if you go a bit nuts there is a lot of information lost), so there's only as much as it can be done without making the entire thing look whack :)

 

I've tried to keep the shadows well-lit and contrasty while making the background a bit more interesting, but again, it's a bit hard to do with a JPEG.

 

In the future I suggest you try shooting some of the pictures you think you may want to print out (for framing, or canvas or such) in RAW instead of the default JPEG, it makes postprocessing them a million times easier and better.


Edited by Artikbot - 8/16/16 at 2:07am
   
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post #4 of 8
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Thank you both for your time! Now I have options to choose between.

Sorry about the JPEG tongue.gif I was just using an iPhone, I don't think it has the functionality to save the RAW files.

Cheers!
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Washed out is an understatement, that sky is gone!
I cropped it to 24x36, since that's going to happen anyway.

Edit: Image removed.
OCN won't let me upload the original, it's too big. and you're Onedrive is full. Make some space and I'll send my attempt.
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Good evening.

I plan on printing a decent sized print of this photo I took during my recent trip to China. (walgreens can print as big as 24x36)

I'd like to borrow some of your talents smile.gif Could you please do a little photoshop magic to the image below to help make it worthy of hanging up on my wall.

I took it with an iPhone 6S+ DEFINITELY not ideal, but it served me well in all 2,300 pictures.

The picture is just a bit washed out and doesn't really "pop"

Your help is MUCH appreciated smile.gif

You can also find the picture at this temp (public) onedrive folder. Please add your version to the "output" folder if you wish to help.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AgUyF0tiDF_xgpYyIceL6-YlK5y2KA


Nice Photo. Unfortunately the sky is completely blown out so I put in a sky background in the place of the white and did some other adjustments. Hopefully I'm not too late tongue.gif

If you like it I can email you the full size since I think imgur resizes it


http://i.imgur.com/5lh5aGV.jpg

 
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post #7 of 8
Take a look at officemax too if you're doing large format. I currently work at Walgreen's and used to work at OfficeMax and I much prefer OfficeMax wide format printers and paper options. Walgreen's is fine and we can do good prints but aren't nearly as flexible in dimensions and cropping.
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