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Jade


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Registered: May 2003
Posts: 21
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#25
PSP7.04

Thank you for the photo T - 2 gorgeous ladies!
Besides a lot of pure white sunlit patches, there were other colours to contend with too...yellows, mauve, blues etc.
Lots of cloning on mum and baby's faces, smudging and softening. Mum's left eye was a problem so tried to clarify more by adding a part of bottom right eye and pasting. Then using smudge tool to add a few eyelashes top and bottom. Selected left eyebrow and filled with brown/colour layer reducing opacity as it had a blue tinge. The right side of her face I found difficult with its dark blue tinge so spent a lot of time on it.
Cloned baby's dress, carpeting and door frame.
Mum's left hand was a challenge and I wasn't game to try and create wrinkle lines but just attempted to get as close a colour as possible to the rest of her arm. I took a copy of one her nails from the right hand and pasted onto each finger of left hand, deforming as I went. The nail though appeared pink and as if it was polished?! Paintbrushed white the tips and bottom of nails and softened.
Baby's left arm - I selected a section of the other arm and pasted, softening edges and tried to clone in the rest - botchy job! I selected and repasted as new layer baby's left arm and fiddled with layer modes to darken slightly.

Constructive criticisms, as always, would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers
Jade
· Date: 5/25/2003 · Views: 6934 · Filesize: 31.9kb, 185.5kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1200 ·
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Jade
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Registered: May 2003
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5/30/2003 8:16pm

Thank you for viewing! If you have the time, I'd welcome and would appreciate any constructive criticisms whilst you're here...!
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
5/31/2003 6:57am

Hi Jade,
You've done a fine restore here.
The new hand you gave mum was very good, I know just how hard it was.

Like you I appreciate it when members
make helpful comments on my work.

I would have cropped most of the dark
boring stairs above mom's head out of
the photo.

Mom's left eye was tough to get right.
I made a wide selection around the good
right eye. Then - copy - paste - invert and position. I think 80% of
members did it this way.

I'm being ultra critical here Jade
but I think Mom's left eye could
do with a gentle touch of shading
under it. This would make it closer
to the shading under the right eye.

Best wishes
Matt
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Jade
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Registered: May 2003
Posts: 21
5/31/2003 10:08pm

Matt - Thank heaps for your critique here, so very much appreciated I must say. I disagree that you are being ultra critical...I am delighted with all your comments. How is a person supposed to learn anything unless things are pointed out to improve upon.

Yep...the end result here was a bland looking face for mum and her too "wee" left eye. Even trying to give her eyelashes etc it just didn't work at all, she was determined to almost close it again...)) And that blandness would not be evident with some shading.

Slainte
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