Friday, September 26, 2008

Metal Box

I'm not 100% sure what this is for. In any case, the shot was taken in the late afternoon but it was still rather bright here. I had to darken it down a lot to bring out detail of the metal (which happened to work great with the brick, gave it a cool wet feel rather than a bright washed out look) but the keyhole kept darkening right down to a black circle. It took a while but I separated a small square around the keyhole to a new layer, darkened the rest of it, flattened the image again then just used a clone stamp to fill in around the edges of the keyhole. Thankfully flat shiny steel is very forgiving. What I thought would be a ten second touch up job turned into half an hour of yelling at Photoshop.

1 comment:

Luke T. Bush said...

Just yelling at PhotoShop? No shouting four letter words? No fist hitting the table? [G] Well, this image works. It looks like a straight B&W shot with no digital manipulation.