John Larson, FPSA, MPSA  

Old Truck by John Larson, FPSA, MPSA

August 2019 - Old Truck

August 2019 - John Larson, FPSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

The original was taken on the same side trip from Yellowstone. I removed the stones and pole from the front of the truck. I then removed whatever was in the rear of the truck. Once I removed whatever that was I the12n had to rebuild the back end of the truck bed. I basically copied other parts of the truck and then resized and pasted them into place. Once I had fixed the truck to my liking I applied the Poster Edges filter from PS. I then changed the Hue slider to make the leaves more Red. I then applied the "Film Grain" filter in PS to give the final result.

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4 comments posted

Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
HI John, I can see that you have done a lot of work on the truck!
For me, Feel that the background is competing with the subject in that the colors are of a similar intensity and even more saturation. Have you thought about reducing the intensity of the red so that the truck stands out more?
  Posted: 08/16/2019 17:45:04

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
I love the idea, and your edit. I do think the image looks over sharpened. I think using a posterization tool to further reduce the color palate, and using contrast adjustments rather than a film grain tool would give it more punch.   Posted: 08/22/2019 14:53:08

Joan Field   Joan Field
I appreciate all the work you did getting rid of the junk on and around the truck. The final color to me is a little too magenta on the truck. The original truck had a reddish cast, which seemed natural. True, we are in creative, and anything goes.
I like the trees and grass being changed to fall colors. You did a great job with that and also the clean-up of the truck. I feel like I would have lowered the amount of magenta in the final image.
I'm not familiar with the film grain filter in PS, but I do love the Poster Edges filter. It can do remarkable things.   Posted: 08/23/2019 13:38:29

Susan Dunn   Susan Dunn
My first reaction was I JUT LOVE THAT TRUCK. My second was the background was too strong to show off the Truck. Here is just one idea about changing out that background. I selected the truck and then did a select inverse to get the background. Then I went to Photoshop Image/Adjustments/Black and White and chose a green tint for the background. Interesting picture John!!   Posted: 08/23/2019 14:11:49
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