Chromatic aberration appears in photos as "fringes" of color along boundaries that separate dark and bright parts of the image and can be most annoying.
Even with Canon L glass and a reasonably high end camera, I'm still faced with it in certain situations - with trees against pale skies, for example, or the edges of a building against a white sky, or blue sky with clouds.
There are times when even my software (Photoshop CS5) can't completely eradicate it, so I've figured out a fix which works nicely to address this.
With your image open in PS, select the Lasso tool and draw a selection around the offending area. Then, go to the Hue/Saturation adjustments panel, and instead of Master, click on the drop down arrow and choose Cyans...then pull the saturation slider to the left...
@ Aneese - sorry, yes, I should have mentioned I work with adjustment layers. @ Melissa - yes, I think you'll find you need to remove any elements on tombstones to avoid rejections. I've got some tombstone images and I just cloned out the information on them. It was a bit time consuming though ;o)
And by shooting, of course I mean, photographing :)
Animals have been a passion of mine ever since I can remember...I grew up with all manner of pets, including cats, dogs, rabbits, mice, frogs, fish, horses, lizards, pigeons, budgies...we even had pet eels and as a child I loved sitting by the pond, feeling them glide lazily through my fingers.
These days I continue to share my life with animals…my current whippet and I go to the local nursing home on a weekly basis to visit the elderly residents – and I know by the smiles and the cuddles he receives that he is a tremendous gift who puts a little ray of sunshine into the lives of these people – some of whom, sadly, never receive any visits from friends or family. When we deal with the failings and disappointments of humans, we can rejoice...
I became a contributor here at DT in Dec 2010...actually, I started uploading in Nov 2010 "behind the scenes" while I waited for my exclusivity with another agency to come to an end...so my PF wasn't visible until the beginning of December.
In February 2011 I decided to become exclusive, and it has been a wonderful decision. It took 10 days for my first sale...and the sales from there have been slowly accumulating, with each month getting better than the previous one!
Some milestones to share - in 4.5 months:
961 images online
203 sales / 3 payouts
First assignment submission accepted
First Level 2 image - which has since sold at Maximum size / 13 credits
First two TIFF sales - on the same day!
First editorial sale
First P-EL sale
8 managed collections
If you're like me, sometimes what comes out of your camera and onto your monitor isn't quite what you had in mind when you took the photo. Sometimes the image might look a bit flat or dull, despite playing with curves or levels in Photoshop.
Have you ever tried the blending modes? They can really add something dynamic to an image. So where do you find blending modes? When you open an image in Photoshop, you'll automatically have a background layer in the Layers palette. You won't see the blending modes until you add another layer - this might be duplicating your background by pressing Ctrl J on your keyboard, or you can add another layer with color or a gradient in it, for example.
Once you have at least two layers, the blending modes will be accessible...
After viewing some of the excellent images that have received an Editor's Choice over the past months, I'm very happy to say that I finally received an Editor's Choice for one of my images! :)
Having always been an avid reader myself, I wanted to create an image that would encourage children to enjoy books and reading and getting something special out of a story. Hopefully this image will convey that reading really can be something special!
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