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Matt Roberts



Junior Member

Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
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There are some photo’s that are a pleasure to work on.
I enjoy doing family portraits with happy smiling people.
Other photo’s can be really tough going.
You feel like you’re trying to make a
silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

Felt like surgeon here…..
Skin transplants for blown out areas
Eye transplant
Cheek transplant
Foot transplant
Hand transplant
Had to search 500 photo’s to find a hand
in approximately the right position.

To me the stairs looked a little drab.
I remembered having a colorful stairs backdrop
in my background collection folder.
Used the extract tool to select the girls
Moved them onto my new stairs and added a drop shadow.
I was happy with the result.
To my eye, the new more colorful stairs showcase the
attractive smiling young ladies.

Matt

· Date: 2/2/2003 · Views: 9644 · Filesize: 74.8kb, 181.0kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1065 ·
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TwinbNJ

Senior Member

Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 375
2/3/2003 12:03am

Had to laugh! You and I must have posted at just about the same time. Here I was telling my husband --- look I kept just about the whole photo ---just could not get THAT right hand to work. Then I see your post! WONDERFUL -- I felt much better when I read you had to go through 500 hands to find the right one. I just cut that puppy out! lol
Love what you did - just a great job all around. Learned some steps to take in the future from your post.

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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
Location: Chicago suburb
Posts: 790
2/3/2003 12:08am

Excellent job. Skin looks great. I love your new background...flowers blend so well with Mom's shirt, and you fit them into it beautifully. And such attention to detail...you even found a new hand...wow! Great work!

Phyllis
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
2/3/2003 7:54am

Oh, that's a fantastic job.

I love everything you've done.

Lorraine
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T Paul

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Registered: August 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 2,987
2/3/2003 1:42pm

Matt,
I love the new background. What a beautiful place and such a wonderful choice as the new background. Great job extracting the mother and daughter too. One minor point though, the mom’s feet are dangling in the air and not placed on solid ground. So the next image might be her falling off the stairs

I love your description of being a surgeon on this one. I bet you had to go through 500 photographs to find a hand. Nice job bringing back the blown out details in the hand. The hand is at a slightly different angle that makes it a bit unnatural, but it is extremely close and I am very impressed that you went to all the trouble to find one. Wonderful work!

~T
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Matt Roberts

Junior Member

Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
2/5/2003 6:38am

Many thanks to all who commented on my submission.
Having other eyes look at my work and give comments
and suggestions help and encourages me in my work.
I enjoy looking at other members work. It's great seeing dozens
of members work on the same photo and all the different
approaches and techniques. I've learnt a lot from everyone here.

Matt

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efheng

Junior Member

Registered: April 2003
Location: Malaysia. kuala terengganu
5/2/2003 2:48pm

Wah, Background,flower is paste very
natural is so beautiful.
Good jod.

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Just Jodi

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Registered: September 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4
10/9/2008 11:11am

Beautiful work. I loved it so much I had to look and look to find something amiss. The woman's foot is not resting on step! Now THAT would be a challenge.
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nytwuolfe
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Registered: October 2010
11/3/2010 6:56pm

The baby looks fine but isn't it just me? the mom's face looked like she's wearing a mask of her own face. the whole thing made it look fake.
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