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Out Of Frame PS

By LiamBull      
This is My Second Trail At Out Of Frame Grin, blurred The Edge because i thought it would add a little movement to it Grin. please give me critique :

"its a bit messy as i used a mac to do it" "i dont really know how to use a Imac"

Tags: General Digitally manipulated Digital art Humour and fun

Voters: franken, KarenFB, jamestheboy and 4 more

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KarenFB Plus
13 5.4k 175 England
15 Jun 2012 2:10PM
A brilliant helicopter, which has been well caught.

I'm not sure this image works (don't forget all comments are opinions and as such will differ from person to person!). For me, the helicopter is facing the wrong way to have come out of the frame. Also I find all the blurring distracting, rather then showing movement (sometimes less is best! Wink). Just one more small point, the helicopter is rather close to the right hand side. Smile

I am really looking forward to seeing more manipulations from you. I have nothing but admiration for folk who have mastered the art of computer manipulations, it takes lots of patience and practise! Smile

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LiamBull 8 7 England
15 Jun 2012 3:57PM
thanks Grin, i will note that down on my sticky notes on my wall and then keep that in mind like my other ones Grin

im still learning photoshop inside out Grin
jamestheboy 10 447 5 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 7:28PM
Hi Liam
I see that you have been hard at work again I do not want to be too negative but there are a couple of things which could have been slightly different. Karen is right about the helicopter it facing the wrong way . But never mind it all comes with experience. at this moment what I am looking at two separate objects the frame and the helicopter they both need to act as one at this moment they are not doing that.

Now the helicopter I will give you a little tip for you I see that you have tried to add a sense of movement to the rotor blades good I dear but there is a better way of doing it. I take it you're using Photoshop elements ?

1 Use the polygonal lasso tool ( I find this one the best one )
2 make a selection around one of the rotor blades
3 go to Blur and you are look for motion blur you will get on much better effect of this one
4 angle and distance that's up to you and much you want to put in (angle) and (distance)

I am looking forward to seeing a lot more of your out of bounds photos I am going to give you my award well done liam keep them coming

Have a look at this one this is the way I had done something similar
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4093 Canada
16 Jun 2012 12:05AM
Hi Liam,

Ive checked out your other out of frame shot and gave it a vote, - is quite good.

Lots of good advice here already so I will try not to reapeat anything, just ad a few comments.

If you used a Mac, - what software did you use, - was it Photoshop or Aperture, or other? If Photoshop, it should work exactly the same on a Mac as a PC, so I suspect this is not Photoshop?

Start with a good helicopter shot. This one looks like its a toy helicopter? If so, - can still work if youre trying to improve your skill. If its an actual chopper, let me know.

The frame is meant to contain the subject, as it does in your whale shot, - might be ok for a little water splash, but not much more.

In this, the blur effect should not affect the frame at all.

Blurring these blades at the angle they are at is extremely difficult to get right.

Start simple first.


LiamBull 8 7 England
16 Jun 2012 4:48PM
thanks peeps

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