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DanielleS83 08-31-2012 01:28 PM

Septembers Challenge - Part One!
 
Hello everyone! I am getting this out a little early [ just a day or so! ] because I'm afraid I've got the crud! Or at least that's what my doctor calls it. I didn't want to miss out being on time - just ask my kids..I am such a punctual kind of person!

This is our first round of Photography challenge and depending on how this month goes, maybe I will do it more often. I personally love photography { even though I'm not the best! } so it just seemed like a fantastic idea to me. Hope you agree ;)

To start us off this month I have decided to go with Color! I selected a wonderful action from The Coffee Shop Blog called Lustrous Pop. You can find this action here: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/201...se-action.html

It's free to download and use! It comes in versions for Photoshop, PSE5-8 and if you can't run actions, she does write about her action which can help you recreate the effect! One of the best things about these actions [ the ones I have used so far ] is that they are easily customized and 100% user friendly!

For this challenge I went with a picture of my son. I used the action two times to show the various results you can get.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...p_DMS_2012.jpg

Now for your challenge:
Select a photo with a person as the main image - something that has been done recently - and make the color enhance. You do not have to use the action, I was just providing it to lend a digital hand!

When you are happy with your photo, load it to the Photography Challenge Gallery and leave a link here!

As a participation reward, we offer a 10% discount on ALL of your purchases for the following month! So, if you participate this month in any of the challenges (AND post a link in the challenge forum - IE, right here for this challenge), you will receive 10% off of every purchase made next month! No coupons required, the discount will automatically apply to your purchase(s). It's important that you're registered in the forum using the same e-mail address.

Bonus: All participants who post by Sept 30th will receive a $3.00 coupon to my personal use store!

Grand Prize: One winner will get a wonderful Guest CT Position on a surprise designers CT Team!
You are welcome to OPT OUT of the Grand Prize as not everyone has the time or desire to be a guest on a CT team!!!


Thank you for joining in on this challenge and feel free to leave some thoughts! I DO need to get to pro status and all that *winks*
Danielle S.
<3

NancyP 08-31-2012 01:34 PM

Re: Septembers Challenge - Part One!
 
I LOVE photography and LOVE this challenge. Now l don't use actions because in the past they have messed up my PSE and I have had to get rid of them but there is certainly more than one way to enhance a photo!!! Looking forward to this challenge.

Jacque 08-31-2012 06:35 PM

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looking forward to this dani. i love photography challenges :) can we enter more than once?

PamR 09-01-2012 10:26 AM

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That is a super cool action. I'll use it alot, thanks. I decided to post the 'before' and 'after' of my grandson's sunburned face. The action made it pop so well.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...l-PhotoPop.jpg

DanielleS83 09-01-2012 12:14 PM

Re: Septembers Challenge - Part One!
 
You can do as many as you want Jacque but you only get one entry doll - and the grand prize is a doozie! So glad to see your wonderful font!

I look forward to seeing what you come up with Nancy! If you need any help just say so! I know programs can be tricky when you're really trying to make it do what YOU want and it says no. They're mean that way lol

Great work Pam! I do so like that color pop on his cheeks! Makes them look that much more adorable!

jilbert 09-01-2012 11:14 PM

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Hope you manage to beat the "crud" ... and LOVE the opportunity to play around with one of Rita's actions (The CoffeeShop Blog -- http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com). If you are a BIG fan of Photoshop, following this blog is a must!!! I've learned things from here that was never covered in the multitude of Photoshop classes I've taken.

soshanna 09-02-2012 03:06 AM

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Hmm, I hope I did this right.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...-photochal.jpg
Enhancing the color of my son playing on the beach, well too bad he wore black at that time...
maybe red shorts will be more eye catching. :)
No action used.

jimmyrose 09-02-2012 08:49 AM

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This sounds like fun. Back soon with a photo.

DanielleS83 09-02-2012 10:55 AM

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You did perfect Shanna!!! Can't wait for yours JimmyRose!

makeyesup 09-03-2012 02:42 PM

Re: Septembers Challenge - Part One!
 
Had fun with this. Liked the Lustrous Pop action; however, wanted to sharpen the picture more, so also used 2 actions by Pioneer Women.

makDSS201209Photo

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...209Photo_1.jpg

DanielleS83 09-04-2012 01:47 PM

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Nice work!!! Really does make a difference!

momto7 09-04-2012 03:39 PM

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Thank you for finding this great action. I used a photo of my granddaughter. Here is my before and after.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...challenge.html
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...Pop-Action.jpg

NancyP 09-04-2012 05:43 PM

Re: Septembers Challenge - Part One!
 
Well, I thought I'd take a chance and found an action, followed the path from C and dragged it over there. Then went to PSE and------couldn't find it!!! How do you find a new action. But I did find something called Unsharpen Mask, and this is what it did to my photo. Do I know what I'm doing???? Do pigs fly?????:((

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...challenge.html

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...ith-action.jpg

DanielleS83 09-04-2012 06:42 PM

Re: Septembers Challenge - Part One!
 
LOL Nancy you crack me up! I don't use PSE so I honestly don't know. BUT if you ask in the forum I am sure many others will have the answer and we can BOTH learn! Thank you for playing along!!

Nicely done Norma! I love horses personally so you had me at neigh :0)

Breeza 09-05-2012 10:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by NancyP (Post 127737)
Well, I thought I'd take a chance and found an action, followed the path from C and dragged it over there. Then went to PSE and------couldn't find it!!! How do you find a new action. But I did find something called Unsharpen Mask, and this is what it did to my photo. Do I know what I'm doing???? Do pigs fly?????:((

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...challenge.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanielleS83 (Post 127749)
LOL Nancy you crack me up! I don't use PSE so I honestly don't know. BUT if you ask in the forum I am sure many others will have the answer and we can BOTH learn! Thank you for playing along!!

Nicely done Norma! I love horses personally so you had me at neigh :0)

MPC Actions has a fantastic tutorial on installing and troubleshooting actions in PSE. She explains how to fix your exact problem Nancy. You need to reset your mediadatabase.db3 file :D I hope this helps ♥

Breeza 09-05-2012 10:33 AM

Re: Septembers Challenge - Part One!
 
Thanks for such a great challenge Dani. Photography & Actions....2 of my favorite things! ♥♥

I cheated and used one of my own Actions....too lazy to download...lol

Here's my Photo :D

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...nge_part_1.jpg

DanielleS83 09-05-2012 02:39 PM

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Great info Breeza! Thanks for helping out :)

Great effect on your photo! I love how it turned out!!

mariasangel 09-06-2012 10:04 AM

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http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...and_after1.jpg

i didn't use any actions, just light and color adjustments.

yorkiemom 09-06-2012 02:14 PM

Re: Septembers Challenge - Part One!
 
I of course forgot to upload mine...off to do it now!

Can anyone tell me how to get them together as one picture in the gallery?

DanielleS83 09-06-2012 04:48 PM

Re: Septembers Challenge - Part One!
 
*crawls through the forum* Omg SO MUCH voting *falls over* I'm okay....it's all good....whew

You can just open a new canvas and resize them as needed - to put them in together Norma :)

Great work Mariasangel! Especially with such simple tools - nice!!


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