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Photo Phixes with Lil' Chuk!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 09:35 AM UTC
Well, I'm stuck at home with the flu again, so here's a little tip I've been meaning to share... the last pic is animated, so wait 5 seconds to see the change.

Thanks to Phil in Wollongong, Down Under, here's an addendum.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 10:08 AM UTC
Nice tips.
Interesting site.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 10:11 AM UTC
Great! thanks a lot mate, was just working on some pics that turned out way to dark!

Get well soon!

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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 10:50 AM UTC
Good post, and a clear way to explain this to everyone. Another program that does exactly the same thing, in the same way but is less expensive and veery user friendly is Adobe Photoshop Elements. Also a very good Adobe product; provides all of the elements of Photoshop that the majority of us would use to produce professional quality photographs, and is less cumbersome than a full Photoshop to learn and use. You have done a really good job in explaining how to get to the new image from the dark starting point.

Thanks for putting this one up,
Oh: Get Well...the flu is not fun.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 11:59 AM UTC
Thanks for the tips, Chuk.

Just seen your awesome 410 build as well
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 12:28 AM UTC
I've always been impressed by your photography. Thanks for the tips. Now to buy Photoshop! Anyone know where can I get it cheap and legal?

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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 02:10 AM UTC
Everything you can do here you can do with the GIMP, a free image processing tool. Much the same as photoshop.
gimp.org. Thanks for the tip, ChukW, I never thought using levels would
improve things to that extent.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 10:02 AM UTC
Paint.net is also a free photo editing tool that works similar to Photoshop and Gimp.

What's the next tutorial?? How to make our own versions of Chuck and how to incorporate them into our images??