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do you prefer editing your photos using photoshop actions, or curves? levels, textures, maybe you edit your photos with lightroom or gimp?

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ScottDouglass Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just srarted serious editing this year. Love Lightroom. Saved a lot of poorly exposed photos (good for amateurs) and when I do nail the shot from the camera, look out! Lightroom can make it look magazine quality! Very few lighting situations Lightroom can't handle, even bad stage-lighting. And if you must shoot in broadbdaylight? You can lighten the darks a skosh and soften the light areas for a little less contrast. CS5...will wait until I get a better grip on the software. Still a bit beyond me.
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AmbersPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love actions. Actions that consist of curves and all. I think actions are the ultimate. lol
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tybun Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Photographer
yaaa...wid photoshop ... ;)))
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regularjane Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
a bit of everything in photoshop...including curves...actions and mostly the selective colour tool :)
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magnonettes Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I used photoshop actions, actions, curves, sometimes textures
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smilesareprettyy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
For levitations and what not, I use a phone app called Juxtaposer.
For all my other edits I use ipiccy.com / basically like the new picnik.

Sadly I don't know how to use photoshop and or gimp ._.
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Haupia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Photographer
I have little idea as how to use actions.

I edit with curves, exposure, brightness (and RAW) on Photoshop. I really need to learn a lot because my editing knowledge is almost nothing. :/
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Actions mostly, but never leaving them the same way twice :)
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penguinflavoureddoom Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I lovelovelove using curves. :)
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KatMPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
frequency separation... then a bit of curve toning.

sometimes a series of techniques, saved as actions.
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SPEC-OPS99 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lightroom, and/or photoshop. depends what i have in mind for an image before hand as to what i actually do to an image tho. ill use anything i think will add to it. whether it be pre adjusted curves etc. or all from scratch.
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HateBunny Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I edit from scratch every time. No actions or pre-made curves.
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vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
wow only one other person has said they edit from scratch! i don't think i'd be able to live without my beloved presets. i do think sometimes they restrict you and you never know what else you can come up with had you not used/own any presets, but at the same time, it's scary to think i wouldn't have a backup plan just in case i didn't like anything else i did with the image!
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KatieLindPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Photographer
I will use just about anything I need to create the photo I have in my mind. I use Photoshop (curves, sharpening, actions), Aperture, and sometimes an online photo editor. I'll do as much as I can in camera, but I'm not ashamed to use the tools available to me to express my ideas. :meow:
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vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
sounds good! yeah definitely, i'm not ashamed to use those tools too, they're there for a reason so you may as well! i've never used aperture before, is it good?
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KatieLindPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Photographer
It is wonderful! It's also free, lol. You should definitely try it out!
A tip for using Aperture: Go to the top bar on your screen. Go to "Images," then "Edit With," and then "Dodge & Burn." There is so much you can do in that mode and it's so much easier than a lot of similar (but more complicated) things in Photoshop. You should go and download it NOW! :la:
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Fellow-World Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
I use curves, no actions and I only use photoshop :)
Btw, thank you so much for your free curves! They are great and very useful! I often think yo share with you my pictures using your curves, but there are too much pics ^^

Keep your great job :heart:
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vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
aw that's okay! i'm so glad you like using them :) your illustrations on your page are absolutely gorgeous by the way!

<3
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Fellow-World Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! I'm very glad you like my illustrations! :heart:

I saw you liked my facebook page too, thank you very much :)!!
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Lecklok Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Photoshop. Just curves, a bit of contrast and sharpening. Most of the times, I like my photos to look natural, so just minimal editing. Sometimes I use actions if I want my photos to look like a lomograph. I don't use Lightroom or gimp because I don't know how to use it :)
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vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
that's just what i used to do as well! i'd just use photoshop to edit all my colours because i didn't know how to use anything else. then one day i just decided that i was going to use lightroom and fell in love with it! :D ooh and did you create your lomo effect actions yourself? i love vintage looking photos!
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Lecklok Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I'm thinking to shoot in RAW and try to use lightroom. They said it was a lot more easier tool than PS.

Sometimes I create my own effect, but sometimes I just use the actions I've downloaded here in deviantart. Some artist here are pretty cool to share their stuff.

can I add you up? :)
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Tommy8250 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lightroom only -- have photoshop, but never feel the need to do much with it
~tommy
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vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
ah cool! i use lightroom to do most of my colour editing, then all i do in photoshop is light retouching! for my fashion stuff anyway. if im creating a full-blown photo manipulation, i'll do colour and editing all in photoshop!
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I do NEVER EVER use actions or curves packs.
I edit them on my own, in Gimp.
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vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
ah how brave are you never saving any presets! i don't think i would be able to go without mine <3
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mactire Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I prefer to get everything right in camera. Recently I switched from jpeg to raw and editing has to be done. Now I use Lightroom 3.3 and make minor adjustments. Only in some cases I 'heavy edit' a photo.
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vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
sounds good :) i do light edits in lightroom for my wedding/client photos, where i just make the photos warmer, add more blacks/contrast and play around with simple and subtle things like that. for my fashion stuff though i like to go a bit heavier on the editing!
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vewolff Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Photographer
curves and actions :)
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vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
nice! i use curves a lot more than i use actions for some reason though. do you feel like it's annoying going through a few of your actions trying to find the right one to go with your photo?
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vewolff Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Photographer
Hm, i just know what could fit to the image and most of the time i edit the actions after using them so that its perfect for that one photo. I actually love curves, lot of my actions contain curves :) And i have some curves already but hm i think they are not the greatest ones. So if you know where i could find really great ones, just tell me :) :heart:
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BonnieWoodson Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
First I have to say I really dig your edit style and it's probably way over my head :lol: I like to use actions and textures in PSE. When I'm going for just a straight photo I just use levels and what not in PSE
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vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
ahaha aw thank you :) i don't do much though, just lightroom raw presets and then some light retouching! i used to use textures a lot a few years ago but i think i sort of got tired of doing it all the time!
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ikkari Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i dont always edit my photos, but when i do it is in gimp.
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vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
ah awesome! i've never tried gimp before (well, once but a few years ago so i barely remember it) might need to go have another look at it maybe :) lots of people seem to use it!
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ikkari Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You should. It's free ^_^
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