Friday, May 22, 2009

Photoshop Fun

Adding dynamic motion effects to a shot of a static car ~ just having fun experimenting with the Photoshop technique I’ve just picked up from the recent edition of the Digital Camera magazine…

From Rides

Actual shot of Roy's static car, taken last Sunday at the roadside leading to the entrance of Fairy Caves, Bau

From Rides

Edited shot with dynamic motion effects introduced

There are many ways to achieve this effect using Photoshop; I’ll just share a quick run thru on the tricks I applied to get it.

  1. Enhance the image’s colors & tones by boosting the levels via the Levels Adjustment Layer & increasing the colors via the Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  2. Select and extract the car from the background copy layer and paste the cutout as the top layer in the stack
  3. Perform selective color saturation and add shine to the car by manipulating the Hue/Saturation and Levels Adjustment layers respectively
  4. Add radial blur to the background image to give it a dynamic zoom motion
  5. Increase the scale of the car cutout layer using Free Transform to mask any blurring on the edges of the car
  6. Sharpen the detail of the car
  7. Add vignette to the image & flatten the layers
Have fun~! =)


Louis said... this is the "trick" u were telling me about. I got a few potential pics to play with, but too bad I dont have photoshop. :(

cal81 said...

so hav u installed the CS4 adi?