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Posts: 50
Berlin, Berlin, Germany

I know transportion is not that common in this forum but I'm sure some people can help me to improve the image. Any help is welcome!


Jul 04 12 02:45 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 167
Boston, Massachusetts, US

yes! i want to see more of this style or at least more practical commercial uses of retouching...great work
though really think the car needs to be grounded more... the shadow from the sun casting the light shadow is great but it needs something way darker and closer to the wheel base to be more realistic...
check this out...
Jul 04 12 07:25 am  Link  Quote 
Ledo retouch
Posts: 1,145
Lodi, California, US

I like both this kind of image, and this image. there are however a few
things that I think could use a little tweak, the perspective seems a little
off, bright highlights on front fascia and shadow is off.
Jul 04 12 07:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Brick Wilson
Posts: 370
Carol Stream, Illinois, US

Yeah the light sources are kind of off - the sun doesn't line up with the lighting on the car or the background or the drop shadows. I would get rid of the sun/lens flare altogether. Besides that the background is very impressive.
Jul 05 12 08:29 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 50
Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Thanks for the comments. You guys are right, the light situation is not right. I overworked that.
Jul 05 12 11:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Robert LC
Posts: 944
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Yeah refreshing to see some more automotive retouching smile
I'd say mostly perspective seems off, but also the shadow is off and the tires should be blurred on the frontside as well. Also a bit too sharp to my taste.

For the perspective you might have to reshape the background image (at least the road), or use different road image.
Jul 06 12 03:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 50
Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Thanks for the help. I changed the shadow and the perspective. 

Jul 08 12 12:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Motordrive Photography
Posts: 2,589
Lodi, California, US

that made quite a difference, good job
Jul 08 12 12:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 327
London, England, United Kingdom

Hello Steffen,

   You have great idea to start with. Just a notice that your car rather looks cut out one of the things  that catches eye is too much exaggerate highlights on the car road needs some toning down (at least some parts) and the shadow under car needs attention. By pure accident I came across this quiet similar photo: http://thebitemag.com/issue5/index.html#/192/

Cheers smile
Jul 09 12 11:07 am  Link  Quote 
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