Suby & Sins House

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We are going to start this week with me posting images that have been heavily Photoshoped, I went to a photoshop seminar on Friday entitled Photoshop CS2 Creativity Tour with Bert Monroy  as tutor.  It was amazing, it was wow, he showed off, dazzled the class and made me fully understand I had not even come close to understanding the full power of this beast called Photoshop CS2. I think I am probably understanding and using 20% of the capability of this beast.

So my aim is to heavily photoshop the next few posts, but not so I can re-create the image, but to ENHANCE the already present qualities of the image. So some of them may just involve colour adjustments or like the image above, some photoshop trickery to make the image look more interesting.

One thing about my images I always like to convey to the veiwer is I want it to "pop out" at you,  I want not only to gain your attention but to hold it. 

So have fun veiwing the next few images, I hope you like what you see, I know it may not be the cup of tea for some people, but open your mind, think out of the box and most importantly, if there is something you see and do not like, please do let me know, if you also have any ideas on how I gould achieve the effect(s) better, I am always open to ideas. I am here to learn after all.

Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

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Suby In The House

See  policyofsubster

We are going to start this week with me posting images that have been heavily Photoshoped, I went to a photoshop seminar on Friday entitled Photoshop CS2 Creativity Tour with Bert Monroy  as tutor.  It was amazing, it was wow, he showed off, dazzled the class and made me fully understand I had not even come close to understanding the full power of this beast called Photoshop CS2. I think I am probably understanding and using 20% of the capability of this beast.

So my aim is to heavily photoshop the next few posts, but not so I can re-create the image, but to ENHANCE the already present qualities of the image. So some of them may just involve colour adjustments or like the image above, some photoshop trickery to make the image look more interesting.

One thing about my images I always like to convey to the veiwer is I want it to "pop out" at you,  I want not only to gain your attention but to hold it. 

So have fun veiwing the next few images, I hope you like what you see, I know it may not be the cup of tea for some people, but open your mind, think out of the box and most importantly, if there is something you see and do not like, please do let me know, if you also have any ideas on how I gould achieve the effect(s) better, I am always open to ideas. I am here to learn after all.

Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (26)

  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 30 Oct 2006, 00:17
Will you share too? I'm not sure about this one. Interesting experiment though.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks E, this is one of those things that I will do to my shots so at least I know I have learned one more photoshop skill. Always nice to be able to provide the paying customer with at least one unique image :d

Suby
  • atunbi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Oct 2006, 00:42
I can see that you have learnt a lot already but am with etomi on this one. Looking forward to better ones though bro.
Suby & Sinem: Oh well, one cannot please every one all of the time. You know I am one for unique images, I could provide people with the same safe type of images day in day out, but as I always say, give at least one or 2 different image that gets the subject talking.

Suby
  • johnnyg
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Oct 2006, 00:42
Krish Kichiner the resident Photoshop expert from Adobe who I believe is now in Arizona said Photoshop is for the open minded of us but a photograph is what you see after all.

I look forward to you perfecting your art Suby.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Bro, there is soo much photoshop can do to help enhance ones images, finding the right balance is like the holy grain, One of the things I have learned is that one has to find interesting ways of using the tolls provided to achieve the results one wants. I just hope I get it right most of the time and not some of the time grin

Suby
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Oct 2006, 00:50
i cant even begin to imagine what youve done here...something with a duplicate layer and zoom and stuff ive probably never heard of....anyway, as far as popping out is concerned u certainly caught my eye....8.25/10

btw, coongrats on the 100000 views...
Suby & Sinem: Now thats the aim, at least by the time I have practised this technique a few times, I will be able to make better use of it, one of the things I find hard is knowing on what images to use some of the many techniques I learn, I always like to make a few of my images interesting, well how else is one going to learn if he don't experiment?

Suby
100000 Views - Wow !
A very nice technical work but I'm not in it, doesn't work for me Sorry smile
Suby & Sinem: Well I hope the images i post over the next few days are to your liking, if you want safe same shots, then better look away cause thats not the aim smile

Suby
  • tbyte12
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2006, 04:28
Good effort! I am sure you will become a pro at this.

The editing does not work for me. The pic looks too busy...
Suby & Sinem: Thought that would happen, you too old school sis grin
  • micki
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2006, 12:20
Sounds like you had a wonderful class and I know you are ready to take off and learn even more. I look forward to viewing this series as you push your creativity to the limits!

This effect is pretty cool and one that would definitely come in handy with ad work.
Suby & Sinem: Now you are talking, me trying to also ensure I can pmrodeuce lovely images for not only portraits, but for the commercial work that I am chasing, won't want to be caught with me pants down if they ask me for something different and I can't deliver. Thanks Micki, was not sure how this was going to be received by you, anyway back to sorta old school safe tomorrow (ofcourse with a little Subster spin on it ) smile

Suby
wow Suby great pp! really great!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks grin

Suby
  • Craig
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Oct 2006, 13:55
Love the effects Suby - nice work!
Suby & Sinem: Yep me trying to be creative and having fun with the image smile

Suby
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Oct 2006, 13:55
great one, creative.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Chantal.

Suby
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Oct 2006, 14:59
Hey Suby, you got me to do some curving to a photo that you left a comment on Saturday. I have curved and it is blogged today. After I have seen what you have done here, I can see I am at 10% capability of the beast. However - still learning.

You have my attention.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Louis, glad you like me stuff, at least someone out there does smile

Suby
  • jelb
  • France
  • 30 Oct 2006, 15:26
Bonjour,
Nice pic..Your photos have good exposure, frame..Well done..
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Jelb, I am glad you like my images. Look out for the ones to come, hopefully they will be better smile

Suby
Suby. Firstly, please do not invite criticism and then rebuff it by telling people that their views and outlook are too strait laced and old fashioned, make up your mind about what you want; honesty or sycophants. As for the image itself, I am in agreement with those people who do not like this, it is simply too much - like it or not, that is my view and a fair percentage of the other viewers here. I am just telling it like it is, as requested. I have looked at a lot of your excellent work and this just does not reach the same heights of brilliance. Regards, Neil. Ps. if you wish to discuss further outside of the blog, please email me, by all means.
Suby & Sinem: He he he he he. The Subster has been well and trully (rightly) told off. smile

I did know the folks in here would not like this, but I still posted it up cause for me it's about expressing myself in whatever form I can. Yup I do invite anyone and everyone to tear me apart if they so desire (yup I am a sucker for punishment). I do honestly feel sometimes the views expressed by some people are too old fashion, but thats me. Not to worry, maybe you will like my next post & maybe you won't, but by all means let me know your honest opinion always. Thanks smile

Suby
Thanks for taking your punishment like a man!!!! Regards, Neil. Ps. Will be keeping an eagle eye on your postings from now on!!
You really have stepped up another level Suby. This is impressive for its Photoshop after-treatment, and it's a measure of your mastery of the digital medium. Groovy stuff.
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Oct 2006, 18:52
Ok, well I like the effect - it's very striking, that's for sure. As for this particular image, I'm thinking that the mono area is a bit large, but you still want to make the colour part pop, so how about have a very desaturated bit instead of completely mono. Also, how about having a slightly different effect on the 'underside' of the bit that's peeled back, just to differentiate between the two 'surfaces'.

Final thought, just for this image, I'm not sure how well the apparent unzipping of her dress would go down!
  • Eileen
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Oct 2006, 18:53
I'm not usually a big fan of photoshop but this looks very clever.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2006, 19:55
Nope, nope, nope, I don't like this one. It's almost freaky, but it may be meant to be so for Halloween?

Sorry.
  • Dafredo
  • France
  • 30 Oct 2006, 22:12
Great effect, very nice one!
  • Claude
  • France
  • 30 Oct 2006, 22:30
Superb effect and beautiful post-processing. Nice piece of work.
Suby, Suby what can I say...you surely got my attention on this and 157 viewers. I think this pic is all about taste. Some people have a taste for pure photography with some digital enhancement and some people have a taste for digital Art. This image in my opinion is digital art with a photograph as a source code. In summary, I like it an a digital more than a photograph. look out for an image from me called "point of view" in coming weeks.
  • Paul
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2006, 23:03
Dizam! That's a fantastic effect! Wow!
  • idleye
  • Australia
  • 30 Oct 2006, 23:48
Yeh yeh yeh! Is art? or Art? or digital art? Not photography?

Agree with Ayodeji but then the website would be Postproductionwith PhotoShopchance!!!

Any way its all fun.

The boring question is - did the young lady like it? And did her family and friends? Did they pay money?!!

idleye
superbe!
  • shiv
  • India
  • 31 Oct 2006, 11:04
personally, i dont like the idea of transforming the image into something orignally wasnt,
colours and tone adjustments are all right,
but nonetheless,good job with photoshop,atleast some of us here will know what its truly capable of...!
Beautiful!

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