just type the serial number of Derpibooru and you will found out that none of these are mine. I simply search for: "traditional art" and I keep turning the pages until I find some potential material to edit and try something with them.
You wouldn´t post these pictures easily out there so despite having the option to edit good images on their own, I prefer experimenting with a base that doesn´t hold up as nicely as it should. If the edit is better than the original, technically you "win the thread" >Where did you come across such washed out originals?
Derpibooru. It´s not a secret. Just that these pictures normally don´t have high ratings nor the average user would bother to check these more than once. Anyway, here you have the original (even by typing the serial number from the thumbnails in the URL, you can find them as well):https://derpibooru.org/1565519https://derpibooru.org/2376271https://derpibooru.org/2362101>These aren't your pencilworks are they?
nope, sadly I don´t have the skills to draw. Normally, in a chan, you would have a drawfag to provide new content and I don´t. The closest attempts for offering original content were >>5222
(and I am not satisfied at all with the drawings I made back in 2017) and the redrawn picture from Bridgefag >>5681
last March (original was >>3858
). >Fine drawing just bad scanner settings, methinks.
yeah, several random factors that contribute to the drawing for not looking all that good as they could. I tend to experiment more with those picture that have nothing to offer. Those that only need adjustments to fix that bad scanning (or wrong lighting for example) end up way more limited in terms of edition as a result.
However, there are way more steps than the apparent look delivers to the viewer (so you might believe that these ones consist in adding a little effect but I would need to explain several features from the editor programs that go further than that and some of these edits have in-between images that don´t get posted here but I have in my folder. For example, this edit >>4234
took me like 14 checkpoints, so I have skipped the steps behind the spotty correction and I needed a few hours to fix the mess in the background)>/* Err, and have my edit, done with IrfanView */
I haven´t had any experience with IrfanView (so I am not familiar with its features) but I am predicting that you have modified the luminosity (or brightness). I have used Photoscape and Windows 10 Photo Program for all these (yeah, this is what happens when you don´t have Photoshop)
It looks better indeed but there are more aspects to take into account with that Daybreaker picture (intensity, colour or contrast for example). The problem arises when you have to adjust several things at once and then, try to find a balance that works out for the final product (which turns out to be the biggest challenge for accomplishing a nice look and frustrating most of the time).
Perhaps one should start with images that only need a correction or two by adjusting contrast/brightness, shadows or colour (or even simply resizing an image); and then use other tools like noise reduction, spotty correction, effects and contours (eroding or dilating the lines)
After one toys with the basic features of any editor program, one realizes that it is always the same and almost everything else relies on trial and error by using those options strategically (and having a little bit of luck within the process)