Make It Look Like This #3

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Even though last week’s RAW file was a little more tricky the results you guys sent is was pretty damn impressive!

The image of a dusty river crossing was pretty tough and truth be told, it took me quite  a bit of playing around before getting to the result I had in mind.

So, before we look at how I did my version check out the images that were sent in this week.

Last Week’s Gallery

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Pretty decent results don’t you think?  A few colour variances here and there but overall very decent.

Now my turn.

This week I decided to do things slightly differently.  Because of the amount of adjustments I have created a preset which you can download and apply to the RAW file.  The only changes that we then have to run through is the special adjustment like cropping, cloning and the adjustment brush.

By doing it this way you will be able to, after applying the preset, check out what I did to each slider and play with it to see what it did.  Once you have done this you can follow along on the video in which I run through the special adjustments in more detail.

To download the preset click here and then check out the video for details on how to import it into Lightroom.  A nice new way of learning!



There you go.

I reckon that with the preset and by working through the special adjustments in the video you will crack that wildebeest image quite easily!

So now, time for this week’s new RAW file!

Week 3 RAW File

Since you watched the video you will know but just in case…

Your goal is to take the RAW file at the top and do whatever you want with it!  

Yeah, whatever you want!

This week pretty much anything goes so crop, clone, use filters and create your very own version of this file!

Here is how it works.

  • Download the RAW file bly clicking on the image below.
  • Process the file as you want to!
  • Save your new JPEG file to 800px on the longest side.
  • Email your JPEG to and include details on what software you used
  • Closing date for this challenge is Wednesday 20 February 2013.
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Now it’s time for you to get stuck in so the first thing you need to do is click on the image below to download the ZIP file that includes the RAW file and my final JPEG.

I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with and then in the next post I will look at a few options that I would have chosen for this RAW file.

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There you have it!

Go for something arty, something real or something crazy and creative!  Let’s see how many different version of this image we can get!

I look forward to seeing your results!

If you have any questions please drop a comment below and I’ll help where I can.

Until next time.

Gerry van der Walt

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