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Christening - Tyeise
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tyeise



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Registered: February 2003
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I have spent about a month on this, working on and off. I'll try the best I know to outline the steps. I started by splitting the image into channels, and trying to find the cleanest. Then I worked with several tools, brightness/contrast, histogram, etc, to try and bring a little more detail to the image.

From there, I erased the background, and put a new soft gradient behind it with a small amount of noise.

I did most of the work by smudging and softening. I cleaned the dark areas using the dodge brush, and used the burn brush to bring back a little detail. I thought about cloning the lace, but decided to do the best I could with dodge and burn instead. I did smudge a little, trying to keep the design of the lace, but to soften the harshness near the dark spots.

I also used the cloning brush on the pillows, to clean them up a little. When I was all finished, I created a new, complete oval around the image, centering it the best I could. I realize the oval is not quite the same shape, but I was also working to keep to the 800 pixel width size.

When I was all done, I used clarify, and then soft focus. I used a feathered selection to keep the soft focus off the face.

The program I used is Paint Shop Pro 8.
· Date: 7/1/2003 · Views: 8032 · Filesize: 20.8kb, 96.5kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1506 ·
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DJ Dubovsky

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Registered: August 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
2/16/2004 8:47pm

WOW!! That's an awesome job. You really did great on that gown.
DJ
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Timbo

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Sheffield UK
8/13/2004 9:33am

Do I bother having a go now....................I think not. This is spot on. Well done.

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