So, I’m totally gonna just keep torturing y’all with my experiments in photoshop. I know that I’m no expert by a long shot, but I figured if I’m gonna learn something I have to have somewhere to show off and ask people’s opinion. And I want y’all to give to me straight, I’ll never learn if someone doesn’t tell me I’m doing something wrong. After all, if I’m sitting here by my onesie saying “Yeah, that looks good.” And it totally doesn’t, well…
Then again, these things are subjective too. I mean I can show y’all something and you’ll be like, “I think you went way too dark on that picture.” and I’d be all, “That’s like, just your opinion, man.” ^_^ But I kinda suck when it comes to contrast I think. I’m never sure if it’s sharp enough or not. That’s where my weakness lies I think.
So anyway, this is what I did today… before:
So, first thing I did was take the compass off the top of the picture. Next I recolored the cape, and added a leather texture to it, and stopped the arrow quiver from clipping through it. Then I upped the contrast (maybe too much?), and deleted the snow that just looked weird. It’s hard to tell where the light is supposed to be coming from, so I just used the curves tool to darken it a little bit and I think it came out okay.
Skyrim screenshots are interesting learning tools. At least I can say they’re mine and no one else’s (except Bethesda’s). That’s a frost troll by the way… another creature that’s popular in Skyrim. I can’t remember how I got that close to one, but it made for a good screenshot.