Photo Retouching

Photoshop is a great tool when working on pictures that need a little bit (or a lot) of retouching.

This first image is of the Stillwater Spartans Basketball team. It’s a good picture but there were a few things I found distracting (such as the dust speck from the lens in the middle of the frame, the red socks worn by a player on the front row, the discarded T-shirt behind the coach on the right, and the lighter blue color of the coach’s shirt on the left). I also really wanted to really focus the viewers attention in on the team. I chose to do that by bringing down the saturation of the grass and wall while increasing the blue saturation of the team’s jerseys. After I’d made all the adjustments I felt were necessary, I overlaid the team’s logo on the gym wall and used a gradient to add some additional interest.

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This is the same image in black and white

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This picture of the 9th grade team required an extension of the wall behind the players as well as many of the same color corrections applied to the first picture.

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