to Fark up a Movie pt. 3
was retouching the color and shading.
image was color balanced to give it the orange cast appropriate for the light--look
at the white areas on the left and compare to the warmer sunset hues on the
right. Shadows like the one underneath the porch overhang were put in, feathered,
sometimes burned in by hand. Underneath the house, shadows were added. In
the left image, the light touches the tops of the tires, which is weirdly
unsettling, so the proper areas were darkened and now the whole thing is starting
to look natural. Also notice the sweet-looking glare in the window on the
side of the house--the whole window was tweaked to properly reflect the sinking
sun we're gonna add later.
in mind that all this work is being done at the full print resolution of 300
dpi at a height of 16 inches. That's 4800 by 3500 pixels. A typical Fark entry
might be about 1/20th that size. See that little blurry speck?
is what it looks like in the actual file, at full resolution:
detail this fine, the tiniest things have to be tweaked and fixed or it starts
to look terrible. One
little corner too sharp and it sticks out like a rib in a Calvin Klein ad.