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June 1st, 2012, 04:54 PM
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okay, so i took into mind what you guys said about the eye brightening and over/under exposure. i'm not sure what over/under exposure is, but i'm guessing it's about the lighting of the location you're at? correct me if i'm wrong. i just took some pictures of my dog, so i thought i'd share exactly what i did to edit the picture so you know what i'm doing, and so i can get some advice or corrections on any mistakes i may have made. i edited these in photoscape because that's my photo editor. i did in fact use the aperture setting on the camera this time. i don't know what any of these settings mean, but my camera says F8.0 and then next to it says 1/30 when i half-way click the shutter button.

1. first, i resized the picture from 2448x3264 to 1200x1600


2. then, i went to bright, color and to color curves.


3. i moved the color curve up just a bit, and the picture is lightened to look like this.


4. i go back to bright, color and then to deepen and to high.


5. i go to the zoom and zoom in to 100%


6. i go to the tools tab then to effect brush and select brighten - high


7. i brighten the eye and get this


8. then i go back to effect brush and select deepen - high


9. i deepen the eye, get this


10. this is the final product


here is the side by side comparison of sooc - edited
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June 4th, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Exposure is how much light is allowed in.. Underexposed pictures are dark and overexposed are too bright.

I don't recognize the program you are using but does it allow you to adjust levels. I use photoshop and I find the manual adjustment of levels to be the best editing tool for dealing with lighting and colour.
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June 6th, 2012, 10:48 PM
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i'm using photoscape. i have the 30 day trial of photoshop but i just can't get the hang of it. i also have gimp but i don't use it that often unless i'm making graphics like my signature.
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