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      01-15-2018, 07:01 PM   #133
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Question for anyone and everyone using Lightroom, whats the best way to darken to the road only?
Using the adjustment tool, any one or all of the following:
  1. Increase contrast
  2. Increase Shadows
  3. Increase Blacks
  4. Decrease Exposure
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      01-16-2018, 11:48 AM   #134
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Now that I'm in front of a computer with Lightroom on it...

The "Burn" feature decreases exposure and seems to do well on asphalt. Just adjust to taste.





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      01-17-2018, 02:45 AM   #135
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      01-17-2018, 10:33 PM   #136
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      01-18-2018, 09:58 AM   #138
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Whoa. Care to describe your process?
What you don't see are the 5-10 additional photos with strobe shots of each part of the car. The before picture is probably just used to the backplate...
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      01-18-2018, 11:37 AM   #139
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What you don't see are the 5-10 additional photos with strobe shots of each part of the car. The before picture is probably just used to the backplate...
I assumed that was went on but wouldn't mind seeing the other shots
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      01-18-2018, 06:35 PM   #140
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I prefer using a radial gradient instead if just a colored brush, you get a bit more control of the falloff and it is easier to mix in colors in it. Try it if you haven't already.

And also, the most important thing when adding a "new" sun is the make sure your shadows match the position of the sun. I've seen so many examples of shadows in the wrong direction and the eye picks up on that in an instant.

That wasn't a remark for your photo, just a general suggestion for everyone.
Depends on how you use the brush, if you have a tablet, you can set the flow down and then paint it in well enough that it's a controlled and keep it out of places without having to mask it out.
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Whoa. Care to describe your process?
Sure!

So the majority of the work is done by doing various strobed exposures of the car. I believe this shot this one consisted of 6-8 exposures.

Each shot was edited individually in Lightroom and then they were all exported into Photoshop.

In Photoshop, I stacked all the photos and masked off certain bits that I didn't like. The final step took a while, and it consisted of brushing the car to make everything look smooth.
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      03-06-2018, 03:06 AM   #144
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Do you have the RAW file of that one? If so, mind emailing it to me at my username @gmail? Looks like a neat shot, would love to tinker with it a bit.
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Do you have the RAW file of that one? If so, mind emailing it to me at my username @gmail? Looks like a neat shot, would love to tinker with it a bit.
Sent it over; subject (BMW M3 Rolling photo RAW)
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Sent it over; subject (BMW M3 Rolling photo RAW)
Got it. Super quick post edit in LR...

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      03-09-2018, 02:10 AM   #149
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      03-27-2018, 08:55 AM   #150
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I've always been fascinated with people's post processing,. How far do they take their photos? Absurdly far, or not far at all? If you feel like sharing, lets post up some of our work! Start with a raw file with little to no modification, then follow it with the finished piece.

I'll start!

What was a cold overcast and very foggy mid morning...
Canyon Carver - RAW by JMG, on Flickr


...turned into a warm sunset.
Canyon Carver by JMG, on Flickr

I took the sky from another photo I took on Mulholland one evening. I cropped out the windows and added reflection to the front windshield. Customary lighting, color tweaks.
Beautiful photo, but that goes way past "post processing' into photoshopping.

Edit: Apparently "post processing" and photoshopping are the same thing here.

Most of the photos are pretty good, but some get actually worse due to over "post processing". Also, as to adding and removing elements, I much prefer a more natural look to the created look for non-commercial photos, but that is likely just me.
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      04-20-2018, 01:25 AM   #152
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Any tips on how to make the sun flare effect? I saw a few videos and couldn't really get it to work

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