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Use Complimentary Colors to Enhance Your Images

Nov 05

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Complimentary Colors

Today we show you how you can use complimentary colors to make your image a bit more rounded. Because there is so much red present in the original image, we add a bit of green to even it out and add some interest.

We also get rid of some of the distracting elements in the photo, and talk about why sometimes editing is not so much about the technique, but the reason behind what you are doing.

Self Portrait Contest!

This week’s contest theme is Self Portrait. This is so exciting because we know so many of you have done many self portraits, and now is the time to show them off.

Submit your best self portrait in a comment below for a chance to win a Phlearn PRO, and have your image edited on Phlearn.

Contest Guidelines:

How to Enter
Simply add your image to a comment below. Please only submit one image each week. You're submitting images to be edited, so don't do too much Photoshop beforehand. We want to teach not just how, but why edits are being made.

How to Win
The person who best exemplifies the contest theme will be the winner. If two entries are close, the amount of likes, comments, and a great description will be the deciding factor. Winners are chosen by the Phlearn team.

Legal
By submitting images, you give Phlearn LLC the right to digitally alter your image and display on Phlearn.com, and use your image and any resulting derivatives to promote Phlearn.com. We reserve the right to change the rules whenever we want.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Boudreau/1577145021 Brian Boudreau

    Here is one from a 52 week project I did

  • Guest

    Here is a shot I did last year around Black Friday when I was attempting to do my 365. Had a hard time choosing between a few of them, but I liked the simplicity of this shot, plus the stark contrast between the black and white. And the paint was Photoshopped, not daring enough to do the actual body paint.

  • http://www.facebook.com/todd.douglas Todd Douglas-Photog

    Here is a shot I did last year around Black Friday when I was attempting to do my 365. Had a hard time choosing between a few of them, but I liked the simplicity of this shot, plus the stark contrast between the black and white. And the paint was Photoshopped, not daring enough to do the actual body paint.

  • http://www.flickr.com/fotofonia Johnny Viscidous Cancrena

    i only do selfportraits……. it’s so easy to get what i want by myself

  • http://www.flickr.com/fotofonia Johnny Viscidous Cancrena

    wonderful editing, but in my opinion the photo was way more interesting and feeling transmitting before your word. it’s kind of a dark sad feeling, you added melancholia

  • http://www.davidspixelchaos.tumblr.com/ David Uzochukwu

    So here’s a self-portrait I took two weeks ago. A little photoshopped, of course… It’s about your dreams burning away, together with your childhood.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1684980002 Natalia O.
  • Pablo Rodriguez

    :)

  • Guest

    I’m probably a bit late but this was a self portrait and since I enjoy gaming as well as photography I wanted to show my gaming side :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/usuqa/6287078037

  • http://www.facebook.com/usuqa Paul Monaghan

    I’m probably a bit late but this was a self portrait and since I enjoy gaming as well as photography I wanted to show my gaming side :)

  • Amir Peeri

    Here’s my entry. hope it’s not too late…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Filip-Karlsson/622342253 Filip Karlsson

    Photo taken in my departement against a blue wall with only one light (beautidish)
    Here in sweden the autumn is here, so i will show a nice and a little bit unrealistic but also nice feeling! All photos is my own texture!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andresschavess Andres Chaves

    Self Portrait – Andres Chaves (PhotographAC) http://www.facebook.com/photography

  • Guest

    Thats me!

  • Guest

    One of the first self portraits I did after I got my first DSLR a few years ago. Pretty bad…everything. I thought it may give you a lot to work with for your tutorial. Or maybe just a laugh. :)

    Cheers!

  • Guest

    One of the first self portraits I did after I got my first DSLR a few years ago. Pretty bad…everything. I thought it may give you a lot to work with for your tutorial. Or maybe just a laugh. :)

    Cheers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashkanahmadi2 Ashkan Ahmadi

    DEM TEETH!

  • Guest
  • balty76

    And my little participation: http://500px.com/photo/33629633 (www.PlanetePhoto.ca)

  • Ketan

    Great tutori

  • Magdalena

    I have took this self portrait earlier this year. It was a great fun just freezing cold :)

  • Natalia Posashkova

    I Love Snow¡¡

  • Ha Trung Kien

    my son vs world

  • Guest

    This is part of my Fashion project, barely been editted at all.

    I am only a student so still learning :)
    Would be good to see what Phlearn could do to help enhance my image.

    Not sure why it comes up twice but oh well :)

  • Guest

    Take me to you leaders!

  • Thales Nogueira

    Take me to your leader!

  • Oscar Bautista

    Self portrait

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