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PHOTO : Lottery Flat/dull colors

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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:45PM


What do I need to edit this photograph briefly ?

levels and curves enough ?

I'd appreciate if you specify briefly

Thank you




++second rejection for the same reasons please address the inspectors comments before re-uploading thank you++


+ Flat/dull colors - adjustments such as curves, levels, etc may help.++

We found the overall composition of this file's lighting could be improved. Some of the technical aspects that can all limit the usefulness of a file are:

-Flat/dull colors
-Direct on-camera flash and/or flash fall-off (bright subject, dark background)
-Harsh lighting with blown-out highlights that lack details and/or distracting shadows
- Distracting lens flares
-Incorrect white balance

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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:02PM

 I would get this a little brighter but watch out for the the first two coins and highlight on the pen they seem to be ok, after that adjust vibrance a little to make the red pop a little more watching out for those two coins again. You can actually mask those two coins and the pen highlight following your adjustements.


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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:49AM
Thanks for the suggestion
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