Day 121, Wednesday

Today I will continue on Lightroom course on Lynda. I also have Career Center today at 2:15. I’m on Chapter 14, which is about Lens Distortion. We started talking about Color Fringing. We used this picture:

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Nothing seems wrong but when you zoomed into the picture, you could notice some colors that weren’t  supposed to be in there. One these lashes has red on it if you look closely:

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And this nose ring has purple on it. I’m not sure if that is bad but since he started to talk about it, I think its bad:

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We talked about removing it by using the Remove Chromatic Aberration Mark but it didn’t seem to work:

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So instead we went into Manual mode and starting working in there. I starting working with the Defringe area. I worked with the Amount and took it away and it fixed the purple on there:

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But it still had some red on the ring and it didn’t really get rid of it. So for this I move the purple hue to include the reds but if you do all of the reds it will take some of the skin color away. I slid it over just enough to include the red in the ring:

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We started onto the next lesson and used this picture:

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We used the Enable Profile Corrections in the Lens Corrections area. This kind of helped the picture straighten out a bit more:

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Then, we went onto the Transform area. I’ve already worked in this area before. In this area we clicked on Full and it straightened out real quick:

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We needed to crop it so we clicked the Constrain Crop:

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Yet, it moved to the right when I did that:

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So I used the X offset and moved it to the left a bit:

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Today In Career Center, we went through Interpersonal Communications and Behaviors.



Day 120,Tuesday

Today, I am working courses. We started on Chapter 12, which is about working with color. Since there are only two lessons for this Chapter, I will be in Chapter 13 soon. We started going over what was Split Toning and how it works:

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The Hue means what color will effect the whole picture, Saturation is kind of how heavy it is used in the picture. If the Saturation is heavy, then the color is more noticeable, like what I did to this picture for example:

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The Shadows are used for the dark regions I think. It adds another color to the darker regions. If you use different colors for the Highlights, it’ll be more noticeable. Since I used the split toning on this same picture I added some blue to the Shadows and this is what happened:

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Now, I’m on Chapter 13, which is about Sharpening and we start talking about Noise. We started talking about Sharpening and where it is. It’s located under Detail in the Develop module. When you click on Detail, this pops up:

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We talked about the controls and what they do. Amount is how much you want to sharpen the picture, yet if done too far can causes some problems with the picture and adding some stuff that’s unwanted. Radius is how far you want the effect to go in the picture. Detail is also like Amount and can bring more Sharpness in the picture, which can be over done and Masking is kind of like Feather and can kind of soften the edges and not make it as rough, little of a reverse Sharpening. I tried to use it on this picture:

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In this picture, you can see the freckles on this girl very faintly but once you can use Sharpening the freckles become noticeable:

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Next, we started going over Noise, which is right under the Detail area and under the Sharpening controls:

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We started with picture, which doesn’t look bad from far enough away:

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But once you get closer you can see some things that are not right. A lot of spots and particles and stuff like that:

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During the time I was working with this picture, I used a combination of Sharpening and Noise Reduction, took a bit to figure out what combination to use. It also looks like he doesn’t have any arm and leg hair….

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I started testing out what each of the things does. Luminance kind of makes the picture ‘smoother’. Detail adds detail, which is not what we need. I have no idea what Contrast does. Color adds color, simple. I, then, moved onto the next Chapter. Chapter 14, is about Lens Distortion.

We went over Lens Corrections and what they do, where they are located. They’re located in the Develop module and in the right column:

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When you click Enable Profile Corrections, you can see a difference in the picture, especially on the outside:

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Day 119, Friday

Before I started in class, I took a small survey about how my time was at the Technology Center:

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Today is a project day and I’m still working on one of my project from yesterday:

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I pulled up on Photoshop and started working on painting on the black and white effect thing:

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I finally got the stripes done with no marks outside of the rows. No yellow colors. Just red:

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I’m now going to work on the blue area. I’m starting to work on the stars and making them have a small yellow/cream tint:

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I finished the stars which took way too long:

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In the end, after most of the class period, I finally finished this picture for the way I wanted it:

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Next, I started working on a picture and then cropped it:

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Next, I brought out the Graduated Filter:

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I started messing with the controls and ended up with some cool colors:

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Most of the changes for the colors were made with the Dehaze setting:

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I also took all of these and took the Clarity more to the left and it became softer, which I think I like a bit more too, since the edges are not as sharp as before:

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I also used the Spot Removal Brush to take away the Graduated Filter marks because I screenshot all of the colored ones together and that is what happened:

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Day 118, Thursday

Today I will be working on some project today. I got out of the practice ceremony at around 2. Anyways, I started on my projects:Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 2.06.53 PM.png

First, I cropped it and took out some of the background:

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I started to use the new skill to add some color. I used the Graduated Filter and began to work. You can’t really see it but it’s at the top of the picture:

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I also messed with the Hue and made some of it red and some “passion” into it. Don’t think about that sentence because I feel half dazed right now:

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I started working with this picture:

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I made some adjustments to it using the Graduated Filter again. Yet, I took it over to Photoshop and began to work on it there. I cropped it and then started the black and white thing I do:

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Next, I started with this picture:

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I went over into Photoshop to possibly do some black and white stuff:

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I started on another black and white picture but I don’t think I’ll get it done by the end of today:

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This how far I got:

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Day 117, Wednesday

Today I will be working on finishing Chapter 11 in Lightroom. Yet, my class period will be kind of cut short due to Career Center. I started working on Lightroom.We started with this picture:

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I did some work with the Graduated Filter and the Radial Filter to get this right. I used the Graduated Filter to make the background greener and more vibrant but noticed it turned the woman green and yellow so I kept it:

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And then pulled out the Radial Filter. I dragged out the area big enough to cover the woman and started to make changes:

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I made more changes after I looked at it long enough. I just made her slightly brighter. Not much of a difference:

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I started working on Chapter 12, which is about changing and enhancing colors. We started going over Hue/Saturation/ Luminance, which I’ve already gone over multiple times with my pictures. We talked about how it effects the picture and the colors in the picture. Luminance helps either make the color brighter or more dull. Hue can change the color of the one color you are working with. Like red can become more orange or magenta. Saturation can help with making the color become “grayed out” or very vibrant:Screen Shot 2018-02-14 at 2.06.54 PM.png

In Career Center, we took another WorkKeys test. I took the Math test.

Day 116, Tuesday

Today I’m working on Lightroom. I’m on Chapter 11, which is about Making Corrections. I rewatched the lesson about the Adjustment Brush. Next, we moved on to a lesson about brightening pictures using the Radial Filter Tool. I used this picture:

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I saw where the Radial Filter Tool is, which is the forth one in the row:

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I learned that to use this, you need to click and drag to create a circle of effect:

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You can still apply effects when you’ve already put it on and can still move and drag the circle. Like I dragged out the circle to effect most of the baby. I also made more changes in the picture:

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The next lesson was also about improving light with the Radial Filter. I started with this picture:

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I used some effects and tried to spread I out enough that it surrounded the girl in the dress for the most part:

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We started taking about some Masking and some settings. I’ve kind of already gone through things like this in Illustrator and Photoshop. Next, we started working with the masking on this picture:

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We started working with the Graduated Filter area and added a spot on the sky to make it blue:

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I added another one to make the land scape brighter:

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I ended up with this one:

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We started working on this one for lighting purposes:

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I used the same Graduated Filter method:

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Day 115, Monday

Today I will be working on Lightroom courses. I’m starting to begin on Chapter 11, which is about making corrections or using the Developed filter more. I actually finished up some of Chapter 10 lessons like, how to fix red eye. We started with this picture:

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To get to the place to fix the red eye, it is near the Spot Removal. It also looks very creepy. Looks like a laser eye:

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When you click on it, a circle appears and stretches out to cover the eye and make the redness disappear. When dragging it, the circle moves and the red color could come back or you can drag more of it to cover the eye:

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It can also work with pets, using the Pet Eye, which works like the Red Eye setting:

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This helped this picture, very much:

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You can also change the Pupil size with this tool too. It helps because the dogs eyes seemed a little too small, so I gave him “puppy eyes”:

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Next, we went onto Chapter 11. We started talking about the Graduated Filter. We started talking about where things were related on this and the keyboard shortcuts:

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We started with this picture:

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We started working with the Graduated Filters. I hit ‘M’ on the keyboard and brought it up. We talked about how it works. It works by dragging from bottom to top or top to bottom:

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You can also rotate and move the effect:

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I started working with the new controls. There were still some things that I have worked with before but there were some new elements in there (like Dehaze, Moiré, and Defringe):

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I used two filters because I needed to put some more warmer colors in the bottom half and more blue in the upper half:

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I figured out what one of the things was. Dehaze kind of makes it clearer? It seems like that is what it helps with. We started working on the Graduated Filter Brush Tool. We used this picture:

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We started on the effects, like Exposure, Contrast and Whites. We also used some Temperature in cooler colors. I, then, dragged it over the top half of the screen and the sky grew to be more colorful or blue:

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To get to the Graduated Filter Brush Tool , you can click on the area in the Graduated Filters area called Brush. Seems simple. When you do, you will see different settings on it:

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To remove some color, you need to hit erase and then use the brush to clear it away. I used it to remove some blue from the car:

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We went in to a lesson where we talked about the Adjustment Brush. We started with this picture:Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 2.52.24 PM.png

The Adjustment Brush was on the end of this horizontal row and is also ‘K’:Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 2.53.42 PM.png

I used the Brush to add less color:

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I tried to fix it but it didn’t really work.

Day 114, Friday

Today I’m working my own products in Lightroom and possibly some Photoshop later. I’m starting with this picture, which is a little overexposed and bright:

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I started working on Basic adjustments first to try to get the background to be less bright and worked with the Tone adjustments, next I used some Clarity:

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Next, after I used the Tone adjustments, I started to work with some of the Saturation      controls and tried to fix the lack of color that I had after messed with the Tone adjustments:

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And I ended up with some problems with color but now you can see more of Tati:

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Next, I started to work on this one:

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I started to crop this picture:

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I didn’t really have anything to work on this one  except in Photoshop maybe. I just started working with some Basic controls:

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Since I do not like the Spot Removal Brush in Lightroom, I will move over into Photoshop to use the Spot Healing Brush. I worked on this for a while and fixed some minor things:

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I started using the Spot Healing Brush on this picture:

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Next, I did this one:

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I didn’t really know what to do with this one but I used black and white and brushed it on to where the camera is the only thing that was in color:

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Next, I started with:

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I cropped it into this form:

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I started working on Basic adjustments to make it nice and colorful and bright:

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I also changed some of the colors but not really. Mostly because it would change the picture dramatically:

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Also worked on some more Spot Healing stuff:

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I took some of the wrinkles on her face and she seems less angry and older and some acne that was very noticeable on her cheek:

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Day 113, Thursday

Today I’m working on my own projects pictures. A couple of weeks ago, or should I say months, I took a lot of pictures and never got to work with them.

I started to work with this picture:

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To me, this picture looked very dry and everything looked dead. I decided to crop some of the picture out:Screen Shot 2018-02-08 at 1.47.12 PM.png

After that, I went onto adjustments and started working on fixing the view of the picture. I worked on the Basic Tone Adjustments, since the picture seemed very bright, too bright:

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Next, I started with the Hue/Saturation adjustments to give some color:

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I experimented on some more Hue/Saturation adjustments and found some fun colors. Like peppermint colors:

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I found some more fun colors like this yellow, which looked gold:

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I also worked with this color and it’s Luminance. I’ve never really worked with this before and I knew what it was basically but have never tried it. I used the peppermint colored picture:

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I first used it and realized that I didn’t really want it to be darker and turned it over to the brighter or “white” side. I adjusted the colors of the picture and how I wanted them:

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It was a much more brighter white and less purple looking. I did the same thing with the golden looking one:

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I have moved onto another picture and cropped it:

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I am very interested in the Hue/Saturation/Luminance adjustments and have started to experiment. I used some purple/green colors (it was the only colors that really stood out:

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I started messing with the Saturation adjustments and the purple and greens became more intense:

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Next, I worked on the Luminance and working with it:

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I don’t know what I’ve done and why I’ve done it but this picture happened. Next, I started with this picture:

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I also lacked some color and was a little underexposed. I worked with some Basic adjustments to make it less bright in some areas:

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I then started working with the Saturation/Luminance adjustments:

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I ended up with this picture:

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I started on this picture:

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I started working on the adjustments for making it less bright:

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I started to experiment on the colors:

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Day 112, Wednesday

Today I went around the Sophomore tours, taking pictures and videos with a camera. I will be working for Lightroom. I’m in Chapter 100, which is about Retouching in the Develop module. I started with this picture and noticed some dark marks on the picture and used the Spot Removal Tool to remove the dark spots. I forgot to screenshot the picture before to show the dark marks:

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I also fixed the white line that went to the middle of the picture (kind of):

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I, then, cleared the area on the water:

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We moved on to something that we have already talked about, which was about the dark spots or dust on the lens:

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I fixed that problem using the Spot Removal Tool:

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This also works with birds:

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And poof! Just like that the birds are gone:

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