-A day at the Beach-

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      -A day at the Beach-

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      Hardedge
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      Okay, this is indeed my first attempt at walling. Unsurprisingly, I feel as if this is a poor wall at best. In other words, I don't like it. Truth is I have little training in Adobe Photo Shop and I find it very hard to use. As such, I am asking you, the experts, to give me some advise, tips, techniques, and so fourth so that I may improve my skills. Thanks!

      In short, I did a fair bit of cropping, pasting, and color distortion with minimal shading. This is really all I know how to do unfortunately...
      Date: 1/4/2005    Views: 4,094    
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  1. 1/4/2005 4:04am Rating: 5.00 
    1. mio_maximo
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      the color in the beach is not good enough.
       
  1. 1/4/2005 4:06am Rating: 4.00 
    1. jao
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      I'm hardly an expert but I feel you at least have the eye for mixing, matching. It isn't that bad for a first attempt and with some practice, tutorials and time you'll be pushing some original, great looking walls.

      Like all things you have to allow yourself to make crap, especially when you're starting out. Don't be too hard on yourself..
       
  1. 1/4/2005 11:20pm Rating: 4.00 
    1. Mysteic
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      I like the image itself, just the color and texture is bad. I am not an advanced user of PhotoShop, but from what I can see you should use the "blur" tool under "Render" to get ride of the grity look. Also another handy tool is the little icon under the layer box that looks like a half moon. It opens a menu that has contrast/brightness, selective color, and others that allow you to alter the color to blend it better.
       
  1. 1/5/2005 3:06am Rating: 8.00 
    1. GallComp
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      I give you an 8 because it is your first attempt, and because it has a good theme... It is natural that you need to polish your abilities, but is a good start...

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  1. 1/5/2005 3:58pm Rating: 7.00 
    1. sukotsu9
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      Something that would help blend chars. to beach would be shadows. PS has a "drop shadow" effect, but rarely looks believeable. A little freehand airbrush under the ladies (esp. the right one) at a low opacity might work. And select the sky, ->Filters, ->Blur or freehand Blur should help. Nice start in all.

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  1. 1/5/2005 5:01pm Rating: 9.00 
    1. dragonrider2004
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      giv a 9 b/c it is a nice looking wall even tho it needs MAJOR work to be a first rate wall. still it is very good for a first time out. looks VERY grainy, is that intentional? if it is i think it looks poor b/c it looks like theres something it's trying to coverup.

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  1. 4/8/2005 5:32pm
    1. Animewolf267
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      lol, i could say alot about this but i wont, you have an eye for matiching colors thats for sure but the background is kinda grainy

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