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post #201 of 313 (permalink) Old 12-29-08, 05:34 PM
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Just to give you a comparison. On the top is your original pic and below is the one I touched up with Photoshop. The -only- thing I did in PS is to use the Auto-levels option with removes extra light from a picture (of which there was a HUGE amount in this one btw)



This is what I mean by editing. You will NEVER get this kind of result without it, at least not without super expensive equipment that taking pics of little plastic men is way overkill for. Now photoshop is uber expensive and I can fully understand that you don't want to, shall we say, acquire it, believe me. What you need to search for is something that will allow you to make the adjustments you need, perhaps an online editor or something similar. Hopefully someone here will be able to help on that end by pointing you in the right direction. The pics you take are perfectly fine for size, zoom, etc and I really don't think you need to improve in that to be honest, it is just the excess light that you need a way to deal with imho.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Does anyone know if Picassa will work in this field? It's a free photo editing program for windows.

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Still waiting for the full army shot.
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Huge difference Wraith! I can't seem to get that using the online editor. Hopefully someone will be able to help 'point' me in the right direction for a program. Right now I have the Adobe 3.0 basic which will not do this and the Kodak Easy Share which is also very limited.

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Thanks for the interest..., but I'm still not done the army. I completed the last gun servitor last night and only have the Inquisitor Lord left to finish off that squad. After that, I still have a 10 man tactical squad and a rhino left. (Maybe a new Lysander too. I haven't decided on that yet) Oh yeah! I have a Land Raider to repaint as well. Still lots of work left. Perhaps I'll post a "finished so far" pic. We'll see.

I forgot; I still have a bike squad left to paint as well


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I have not heard of this but I would like very much to know more about it. Thanks.

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Here is the last of the gun servitors for the retinue.





..., and here is a group shot of the completed retinue.



My next project will be to paint the Inquisitor Lord for this retinue.

A special thanks to Wraith for adjusting the pics for me
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It might be worth trying The Gimp or Paint.NET too. Picasa (by Google) is very good and I think that has brightness/contrast adjustment... even an 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button to auto adjust. All three are worth a try. You're only after a simple contrast/brightness adjustment really.

EDIT: It's a shame you don't have a program that will auto adjust the levels of your photos. This is the result of a copy and paste into Photoshop CS2, press auto-level, save as a 10% quality JPG:



It took about 2 mins to do from start to finish, including opening CS2, saving and uploading again. I'd happily do them in batches if you email me any pics you want me to do.


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It might be worth trying The Gimp or Paint.NET too. Picasa (by Google) is very good and I think that has brightness/contrast adjustment... even an 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button to auto adjust. All three are worth a try. You're only after a simple contrast/brightness adjustment really.
Thanks for the suggestion Syph. I'm downloading Picasa right now to try out. I'll let you know how it goes. As for the Photoshop program..., I'd love to get it but it is far too expensive
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Thanks for the suggestion Syph. I'm downloading Picasa right now to try out. I'll let you know how it goes. As for the Photoshop program..., I'd love to get it but it is far too expensive
It is indeed an expensive program - I'm lucky that I get a copy through school, amongst others. Picasa should be able to do what you're after and I use it regularly with my normal photography. It's also excellent for printing to take us off topic a bit further.

Failing that, the other two programs I mentioned may have what you're after and the offer still stands for me to do them for you if Wraith is busy too.

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Shit the bed fella i can't belive i've never looked through this thread I knew you was good but this has really opened my eyes, the whirlwind is one of the best painted tanks i have seen grace Heresy.

I'm speachless by what i've seen in this thread.
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The storm shield you have on your termie one page 1. Is that from Forge world? Thinking about getting an assualt termie squad but the storm shields that come with them look way to puny.
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