View Full Version : Altering Photos

12-07-2006, 07:41 PM
I love taking pictures and also messing around with them in the computer. Like putting in a different tone to it and stuff like that. But I've yet to find a software that would help for that. Anyone know a software good for altering the photos or ideas on how I could go about doing that with my costume photos?

12-08-2006, 03:12 PM
I would suggest Photoshop Elements. *Noddeth*

You can have a lot of fun with Photoshop. XD

12-08-2006, 05:05 PM
I also suggest Photoshop. I took this picture,


and turned it into this one


when I was figuring out what to do next with my costume. It took me a while and I'm no master at all but it's tons of fun figuring out how to do things with it. It's quite the amazing program. -InkyLink

12-08-2006, 05:09 PM
That's actually fairly impressive. I'm going to have to explore Photoshop myself and see what I can accomplish. Thanks for the inspiration.

12-08-2006, 05:19 PM
Thanks! ^_^

Granted the Sword and Shield are from other pictures but I resized them and put them in there with me digitally. But you really can do anything with it! -InkyLink

Yusuke Urameshi
12-08-2006, 06:16 PM
I kinda have a thing against over using photoshop.

To me it seems too deceptive. What to keep people from making digital edits then claiming its how their cosplay really looks.

Kinda like this one....

ALL CG!!! execpt the wolfwood jacket, pants, shades, and person. Yet...It is the second highest viewed picture when you do a search for Wolfwood. Compared to some other amazing Wolfwood cosplayers out there, I hardly think that is right.

Then there's...

Photoshopping is great and all....But doesnt that take the skill and craftsmanship out of cosplay? To me...thats just deception, especially when you pass it off as being your real work.

As for color and light balance, photoshop does a pretty good job. Go to Image>Adjust>Levels, and play around with that for a bit until you get the hang of it.
Do a search for techniques on color/lighting correction, and highlighting.
It's a pretty indepth field, one that some people making a living off of, it takes abit of practice to make everything look how it should.

12-08-2006, 06:25 PM
Very true, it's extremely deceptive.

I'm only for photoshop if you let people know you used it up front. That's why I didn't that picture on my profile. I don't own those props so I won't use it as a cosplay picture.

I totally agree with you, I also hate when people pass it off as their costume.

12-08-2006, 07:41 PM
I totally agree. I don't like doing it personally. I just like it for the lighting and especially backgrounds because I think as you all know it's really hard finding the perfect "spot" for the perfect picture. So, thanks for the suggestiongs. I'll be looking upon that tomorrow at the stores ^.^

12-11-2006, 01:10 PM
I always use Photoshop and Extensis Intellihance to fix lighting problems.

12-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Adobe Lightroom.

The settings on this software are so comprehensive it took my photo editing into a new level that I have never experienced before.

Now for every photos I took, I apply a set of 20 different adjustments to make them alot more stunning in terms of the colors and the general lighting.

I will upload some samples once i find them and compile orignal/edited versions.

12-15-2006, 12:33 PM