Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Tiny Feet - My WIP using Gimp

This is a discussion on Tiny Feet - My WIP using Gimp within the Black and White - Monochrome/Monotone - photography forum forums, part of the Photography & Fine art photography category; Here is the original, and a couple steps I've taken so far. I like the way it came out so ...

  1. #1
    theantiquetiger's Avatar
    theantiquetiger is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    2,529
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default Tiny Feet - My WIP using Gimp

    Here is the original, and a couple steps I've taken so far. I like the way it came out so far but I am having trouble softening around the feet where I lassoed them and darkened them

    The original


    1st step


    2nd step

  2. #2
    theantiquetiger's Avatar
    theantiquetiger is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    2,529
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    3rd attempt, I started over, more carefully re-lassoed it, but still cannot get the softness across the lasso mark


  3. #3
    Iguanasan's Avatar
    Iguanasan is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Halifax, NS
    Posts
    10,866
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    For outlining something like that I would use the scissors tool as it lets me outline something point by point. Once I outline the item, adjusting the points as I go, I click inside to select. Then I'll go to the menu "Select...Feather" and feather the selection around 10 to 20 pixels depending on the size of the original. Then I apply my processing to the selection at that point.

    Hope this helps.
    “If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” – Jay Maisel
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Feel free to edit my shots ONLY for use on this forum and critique my shots in ANY discussion area.
    Flickr | PicasaWeb | Blog | Google+

  4. #4
    theantiquetiger's Avatar
    theantiquetiger is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    2,529
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Iguanasan View Post
    For outlining something like that I would use the scissors tool as it lets me outline something point by point. Once I outline the item, adjusting the points as I go, I click inside to select. Then I'll go to the menu "Select...Feather" and feather the selection around 10 to 20 pixels depending on the size of the original. Then I apply my processing to the selection at that point.

    Hope this helps.
    I am guessing lasso is the same as scissors tool, because I do it point by point. Once I darken the feet to where I want them, there is still the harsh line where I lassoed it. I will see if I can find the feather feature

  5. #5
    Iguanasan's Avatar
    Iguanasan is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Halifax, NS
    Posts
    10,866
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    The lasso looks like a lasso (loop of rope) but the scissors tool looks like a pair of scissors and actually does some edge detection as you maneuver around. Not sure if it makes a difference which tool you use but I find that one easier.

    In any event, yes, once you make your selection, go under the "Select" menu and choose "Feather" to feather the selection. This will provide a bit of a gradient between the selected area and the rest of your image.
    “If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” – Jay Maisel
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Feel free to edit my shots ONLY for use on this forum and critique my shots in ANY discussion area.
    Flickr | PicasaWeb | Blog | Google+

  6. #6
    theantiquetiger's Avatar
    theantiquetiger is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    2,529
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    OK, I zoomed in 200% and lassoed very close. I did not feather it (you reposted while I was working on it)

    Lasso #3


  7. #7
    theantiquetiger's Avatar
    theantiquetiger is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    2,529
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    OK Iguanasan, I figured it out. Scissors and lasso tools basically do the same thing, but scissors is easier (I did this last with scissors. Than I did feather it. It is still a little hard on the back of the ankle, but I am getting there.

    Thanks for the help


  8. #8
    Iguanasan's Avatar
    Iguanasan is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Halifax, NS
    Posts
    10,866
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    Excellent! I'm not so good with blending in changes but I think the feathering helps quite a bit. I think the trick is to pick a large enough feather amount to prevent the gradation from being noticeable though I've never tried really hard to get it right.
    “If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” – Jay Maisel
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Feel free to edit my shots ONLY for use on this forum and critique my shots in ANY discussion area.
    Flickr | PicasaWeb | Blog | Google+

  9. #9
    theantiquetiger's Avatar
    theantiquetiger is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    2,529
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    OK, I FINALLY GOT IT!!!!! I am very pleased how it came out

    Original



    My Final Draft (feet maybe a little too dark)

    Last edited by theantiquetiger; 09-02-2011 at 11:59 PM.

  10. #10
    Iguanasan's Avatar
    Iguanasan is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Halifax, NS
    Posts
    10,866
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    You're definitely building up some skillz
    “If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” – Jay Maisel
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Feel free to edit my shots ONLY for use on this forum and critique my shots in ANY discussion area.
    Flickr | PicasaWeb | Blog | Google+

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36