I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE HDR EFFECT WAS HARD BUT IT’S ACTUALLY LIKE A 5 STEP THING BESIDES DUPLICATING AND FLATTENING SHIT HOLY FUCK I CAN DO IT. I’M SO EXCITED WOW THAT’S LOVELY and I have to share because no one every taught me this.
- Open your picture.
- Duplicate layer (Ctrl+J)
- Overlay that shit 50%
- Flatten image (Ctrl+E)
- Duplicate that one layer that you have now (Ctrl+J)
- Desaturate (Shift+Ctrl+U)
- Invert (Ctrl+I)
- Gaussian Blur it to 40
- Now overlay that B&W Blurred image
- Duplicate and sharpen if necessary
- AMAZEMENT WOW HOLY SHIT
MOTHERFUCKER, I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THIS FOR HOURS. TAGG(NG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS.
TUTORIAL | Burned Paper Nails
1. Paint your nails with a light nude polish, wait until it’s completely dries.
2. Put a piece of newspaper in alcohol, and wait 15-20 sec.
3.Place the wet paper onto your nails, push it down with your fingers and wait until the alcohol evaporates (7-10 sec), and remove the paper.
4. Topcoat it with clear polish.
5. Draw some lines with black polish, where you want your burned papers edges.
6., 7. Put some black and brown polish with a piece of makeup sponge around the black lines.
8. Clean up the edges with acetone.
9. Use a matte topcoat.
Girls are fucking magic, man. ;-;
You’re damn straight we are
Mars. In true colour.
Just so you know, a lot of images of Mars which you’ll see have been manipulated. A lot of them have boosted contrast and saturation. So if you’ve ever wondered – images like this one are what Mars actually looks like.
The OP is correct in saying that NASA will monkey with their photos like nobody’s business. But this photo is not an accurate depiction of what Mars looks like. The person who stitched this together used the unprocessed jpeg files from the rover’s mastcam.
All images taken on any digital camera need some processing. Unless you are in a studio setting where you have complete control of the lighting and you can do a custom white balance, you are not going to get an accurate picture out of your camera. You’re going to get your camera’s “best guess” and it just isn’t smart enough to do that accurately.
The image above has two issues. First there is a heavy yellow and green color cast on the image. A color cast is sort of like if you took a colored gel and put it on top of a photo. The color of the gel contaminates every color in the photo. So the white balance in this photo needs some major adjustment.
The second issue is dynamic range. The mast camera on the rover is only 2 megapixels and has technology that is several years old. It was the most prudent choice for this mission, but it is not actually a wonderful camera. If you look at the histogram of the photos it takes. all of the tones are scrunched together in a small area. There are no deep blacks, no bright whites. Everything is a bit dull. Whereas the human eye can see almost twice the dynamic range of even the best cameras available. So you would actually need to boost the contrast a bit.
So what would Mars look like at this time of day in this location? I downloaded the original files myself and processed them properly to find out.
The top is the unprocessed version from above and the bottom is my edit which is white balanced and has the proper amount of contrast added. Since this is mid day sunlight, the colors do look a little washed out. I imagine Mars looks a lot more red during sunrise and twilight.
And just for fun, I also did a crazy “NASA style” edit.
If I were to guess, I’d say NASA does this because impressive, grandiose images help inspire politicians to give them funding. If you thrill them with the cosmos, perhaps they will be more prone to bankroll exploration.
If that is what it takes, NASA can certainly count on me to overprocess photos for them.
As cool as this rover is… we should be the ones on Mars right now.
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#all brooms fly like 3 feet off the ground#the bludgers are stuffed animals#keepers often get distracted by clouds#the seekers are better at playing tag than catching the snitch#games are over when it’s naptime