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This page is dedicated to discussions about our theme (Street Scenes) that are outside the scope of our monthly images.



Thread Title: December Image Submitted into Competition

Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I submitted my December image that I posted to this group into competition at my local photography society meeting. It did very well, earning a score of 26/27 (9 point scale, 3 judges), the second highest score for the evening. Thank you all for your comments on this image, your suggestions contributed to it’s success.   Posted: 01/10/2021 13:12:18
J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
That's great Victor. Congratulations! Well done for sure.   Posted: 01/10/2021 13:13:52

Thread Title: Photoshop's Color Picker

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Does anyone have experience with Photoshop's Color Picker, using the eyedropper to pull a color from an image to be used in a layer?   Posted: 09/10/2020 13:33:29
Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
Yes. Wht is it that you want to do?   Posted: 09/10/2020 13:39:35
Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
How to:
Select the paint brush tool.

While holding down the option key on Mac, Alt key on PC, click that spot where you want the color of. This places that color in the "foreground" coler box.

You can now use that color with the paintbrush on a different layer. If you are using that color as a fill, select "Foreground Color" in the Fill dialog box.

  Posted: 09/10/2020 13:49:08
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Victor, may I email you the image that I'm attempting to alter and explain my purpose? I think that would be easier than trying to imagine it.   Posted: 09/10/2020 13:54:18
Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
Yes, that would be fine.   Posted: 09/10/2020 17:22:00
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
yes, bill. Just click on the eye dropper and then click on the color you want to "copy" once you do that , the color will replace one of the colors in your tools panel. Then use your paintbrush as you wish.

If you're still having a problem, I'll be home all evening - call me and I'll walk you through it. 561-752-3992   Posted: 09/10/2020 14:08:58
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
This is the image. I'm trying to learning "Clipping Masks". This particular step is to use the eyedropper to select the blue from the image and it should change the 4 red segments to the blue. I've been unable to get the blue selected.   Posted: 09/10/2020 14:23:31
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Sorry, the file was too large. Here it is.   Posted: 09/10/2020 14:29:20
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Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
I haven't done that, but my best suggestion is go to Utube and just search for clipping mask in photoshop and you'll get more suggestions than (my typical expression) Carter has peanuts!!   Posted: 09/10/2020 15:10:32
Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I see what you mean that it is difficult to select the blue. The brush eye dropper selection area is much to broad to get just the blue.

A work around would be to select the blue area with the marquee tool or lasso tool and make the selection into another layer, then turn off all the other layers so that only the blue spot shows, then select the color with the paint brush.   Posted: 09/10/2020 17:37:14
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
This is not a job for the color picker. If you must, then it's important to reduce the eyedropper to a smaller selection area.

Better to the Color Range selection tool which is specifically geared to that job.   Posted: 09/12/2020 13:02:41
Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Bill, there's an area at the top of your screen that enables you to pick the size of the sample area. Pick a small one if you have to be really specific.   Posted: 01/10/2021 15:25:15

Thread Title: Scanning 1x3 Negatives

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Does anyone have any suggestions for someone that can scan 1 x 3 negatives?   Posted: 09/03/2020 20:10:28
Keith Parris   Keith Parris
How many negatives do you need scanned?
How often do you need to have negatives scanned?
I have an Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner that should scan 1 x 3 inch negatives.
However, I am in Texas.   Posted: 09/09/2020 16:24:11
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
About 1/2 dozen. Can I send them to you with a flash drive? I would be happy to pay you. I am in S. Florida.   Posted: 09/09/2020 16:33:03
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
I neglected to say that this is a one time thing. My husband is able to scan the slides and 35 mm negatives but the scanner that I had that scanned larger negatives was not compatible with Windows 10 so we sold it before I found these few. Whatever you can do will be most gratefully appreciated.   Posted: 09/09/2020 21:50:08

Thread Title: 10 Things Not To Do

J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
This article came across my screen this morning, and I thought it was a really good article on some do's and don't's related to street photography. Eric Kim is one of the street photographers who I have tended to follow.https://erickimphotography.com/blog/2011/12/26/10-things-not-to-do-as-a-street-photographer/   Posted: 08/27/2020 11:13:54
Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Good advice in there.   Posted: 08/27/2020 12:51:46
Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Thanks for sharing; there are some good tips for sure!   Posted: 09/18/2020 22:04:44

Thread Title: Street Photography Tips

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Ran across this culling some "stuff" in my files. I don't believe in everything that's stated in the article. However, I think there's enough information/insight to make it a worthwhile read.
https://streetberlin.net/street-photography-tips/   Posted: 07/04/2020 10:12:07
J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
Thanks Bill. Interesting read!   Posted: 07/04/2020 14:25:08
Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I think that is a good set of tip on street photography. One might quibble with a few of the tips, but for the most part they are right on. Thanks for passing this on.   Posted: 07/04/2020 18:44:04
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
I agree. A few good tips worthwhile considering   Posted: 07/04/2020 19:23:13
Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
I stopped reading at number 1. That's the most important tip and the only one that matters. His other comments do make sense.   Posted: 07/04/2020 21:59:11
Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Great article!
  Posted: 09/18/2020 22:06:31

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