Episode 197: The LGM 2014 Group Photo April 12, 2013

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I went to the Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 in Leipzig to get either a boost for my motivation or to find an end for this project. It turned out to be a booster. It was a really good time – even with missing the first day and the (for me) most interesting talks because I had to work that day. Another day was spent at the Zoo with Pat David and his wife, more time in the coffee room, Milchbars and restaurants. All the time having good conversations and learning a lot. And then I got the honors of shooting …



I went to the Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 in Leipzig to get either a boost for my motivation or to find an end for this project. It turned out to be a booster. It was a really good time – even with missing the first day and the (for me) most interesting talks because I had to work that day. Another day was spent at the Zoo with Pat David and his wife, more time in the coffee room, Milchbars and restaurants. All the time having good conversations and learning a lot. And then I got the honors of shooting the traditional group image. I assume it was not my track record of famous group pictures but the 36 megapixel resolution of my D800 that led to that decision. In this episode I cover the post processing of the image and how I blended my previously taken image into the group. The TOC 00:00:00 Intro 00:01:14 The LGM Group Photo 00:04:05 Rotating the image 00:06:05 Adjusting contrast and brightness with the curves tool 00:09:23 Getting myself into the image 00:10:54 Registering the layers 00:14:38 Merging with a layer mask 00:17:55 Ways to change the brush size 00:18:50 Cleaning up the layer mask 00:20:38 Curves adjustments on a selection 00:24:28 Cropping the image 00:25:58 Sampling a fill colour out of the image 00:27:14 Sharpening with wavelets 00:31:12 Adding the SVG logo 00:34:04 Scaling down and exporting 00:36:38 Good bye! 00:37:06 EOF