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    Question Photo improvement

    So...a friend of mine asked if I could improve the quality of a picture so that it looks as if it taken by a better camera. I agreed and after two weeks of hard work...I got nothing...
    Is anyone willing to give it a shot? If not, are there are tutorials that I should watch?
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    Last edited by MrLOD; 12-16-2012 at 04:37 AM. Reason: (1)I forgot to upload the picture!,(2)Fixed a typo.

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    Re: Photo improvement

    Hello, see the problem is mobile taken pictures are almost come out with such quality, the main issue with the image is Noise which can be reduced but by sacrificing a bit detail but this doesn't mean that this can't be done... try reducing noise by using filter > noise > Reduce Noise or Median... then follow this tutorial :

    http://tutorialpulse.com/photoshop-t...ush-technique/

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    Re: Photo improvement

    change the background to a nice backdrop will improve it significantly but evil is right mobile phone picture has limitations
    Success is a work in progress,never stop trying.
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    Re: Photo improvement

    As has been said, change the backdrop, reduce noise, check levels and *maybe* a touch of skin smoothing.

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    Re: Photo improvement

    My improvement


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    Re: Photo improvement

    Nice Job Inkz, looks good

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    Re: Photo improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Nemesis View Post
    Hello, see the problem is mobile taken pictures are almost come out with such quality, the main issue with the image is Noise which can be reduced but by sacrificing a bit detail but this doesn't mean that this can't be done... try reducing noise by using filter > noise > Reduce Noise or Median... then follow this tutorial :

    http://tutorialpulse.com/photoshop-t...ush-technique/
    I read the tutorial. Thing is, I use GIMP. Will it work there the same way or should search for another tutorial?

    Quote Originally Posted by iDad View Post
    change the background to a nice backdrop will improve it significantly but evil is right mobile phone picture has limitations
    Yeah...mobile phones can offer so much, yet their cameras are still pretty bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Remote-Medic View Post
    As has been said, change the backdrop, reduce noise, check levels and *maybe* a touch of skin smoothing.
    Skin smoothing...I have already tried it, but I will do it again. Slightly reducing noise will also help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkz View Post
    My improvement

    Wow! This is amazing! Thank you a lot!

    Anyway, thank you everyone for the tips and for the improved image. Even though I can't make something that great I will also give it another try. Besides, I like learning new stuff.

    Edit: I gave it another try. It's not great, but it's a little bit better. (I didn't know what to use as a background, so I just removed the one of the original image).
    -pic3-jpg
    (I know that the shoulder doesn't look right...I might improve that tomorrow...)
    Last edited by MrLOD; 12-15-2012 at 10:55 AM.

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    Re: Photo improvement

    WOW INKZ...that looks 100% better...great skin. How about a copy of the psd..I cannot get close!



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    Re: Photo improvement

    I know that Inkz's work is a million times better than mine, but here is the picture with some more improvements:
    -ppppp-jpg

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    Re: Photo improvement

    I worked on it a little bit more...I'm starting to like it...what do you think? Is it actually better?
    -ppp-jpg
    Last edited by MrLOD; 12-16-2012 at 03:38 AM. Reason: Oups! Sorry for double posting!!

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