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Interstellar Icon
08-18-2009, 10:12 PM
Hi All,

I'm working on a website for a local chiropractor, and one of the images is the outside of his building. Unfortunately, the building's a bit "ratty", and doesn't really represent his practice very well.

Here's the image I'm working with:

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff183/DesignDude/outside_01_edit_v10.jpg

In particular, I'd like to make the stairs look a bit better, but I don't really want to invest a lot of time in it. Any ideas as to a "quick fix" for these stairs that might make them look better? Any other suggestions for improving the image are welcomed, as well. :-D

Thanks,
Sam

edbr
08-19-2009, 01:11 AM
tin of paint?
i wonder if he loses patients on them , they look hazardous

d a v e
08-19-2009, 03:15 AM
why not simply *not use* the picture?
what value does including a picture of the practice add? ok, if it was some sleek stylish new building, the maybe but unless it's so people can recognize it then why do it at all??

DWcourse
08-19-2009, 03:39 AM
You could always posterize the image and then touch it up a bit. Or use some other Photoshop filter but realistically the results are probably going to look a bit cheesy.

Interstellar Icon
08-20-2009, 05:23 AM
Good stuff, guys - thanks. :) I'm kind of desperate for content from this guy - he isn't really giving me much to work with, and I haven't come up with much from my free image site.

Speaking of which...please allow me to hijack my own thread. :-D I use the following site for free/royalty free images: http://www.sxc.hu/. Does anyone know of any others?

I'll play around with the PS filters - that's something I hadn't thought of, so I may find something that'll work.

Thanks again,
Sam

edbr
08-20-2009, 05:51 AM
actually if you crop the picc north of the water / gas meter it will lose the worst of the steps also or replace with a supermodel getting her spine adjusted :)

domedia
08-20-2009, 04:19 PM
I would not try to photoshop the image.
If I noticed how nice the house looked on his website, but then saw the real thing when I came to his practice, then this would reflect on him personally.

If using the photo is must, just crop out what you don't want.

DWcourse
08-20-2009, 06:53 PM
If I noticed how nice the house looked on his website, but then saw the real thing when I came to his practice, then this would reflect on him personally.

Good point!

How much would it cost to pay some kid to paint the steps?

d a v e
08-20-2009, 08:22 PM
he might also want to do something to the physical building itself! a lick of paint wouldn't go amiss. if i was a patient it wouldn't give me much confidence to walk/limp into this kind of place ;)

Rob_Che
08-26-2009, 08:38 AM
Any ideas as to a "quick fix" for these stairs that might make them look better?

tin of paint?

Brilliant !

I vote for not using the image - it doesn't add anything.
Or just use it in the header small (real small)

blanchard
08-27-2009, 08:52 PM
Here's your updated picture...lol

http://www.agrivac.co.uk/outside_01_edit_v10.gif

Rob_Che
08-27-2009, 09:49 PM
Blanchard, you've made my day. I just spat my bud across my coffee table!

blanchard
08-28-2009, 07:33 AM
cheers, lol

edbr
08-28-2009, 07:45 AM
its even a good idea for a bone crackers practice

blanchard
08-28-2009, 01:26 PM
i had the same thought as you edbrr...lol

Interstellar Icon
08-28-2009, 08:15 PM
Here's your updated picture...lol

http://www.agrivac.co.uk/outside_01_edit_v10.gif

Nice work! I'll run it past my client and see what he thinks... :lol:

Sam