Registered: October 2004
Location: Largo, Fl
I started with the chair – clone tool on the good side, then copied that side to it’s own layer; then flipped and positioned it over the bad side. For the skirt I desaturated the blue area, then painted in the black skirt using color blending mode. I lengthened it to make the shoes easier, then added highlights by painting with low (6%) white on normal blending mode.
Shoes – painted in using color blending with black and added highlights with white.
Face – Using quickmask I selected face, put it on it’s own layer, did a color adjustment, brightened eyes with white painting and slightly saturated lips with sponge. Pretty much the same thing to the hands but no saturation, just brightened the ring a bit with the dodge tool.
The sweater was selected using quick mask and then cloned and patched and a slight Gaussian blur applied.
I then merged all the subject layers, made a copy of the layer, selected from background, inversed and deleted background The whitish wall board in the original was selected put on its own layer and position in two places to separate wall and floor.
Floor – I made a new layer and filled with a wood pattern. Selected and deleted the top part above the boards and filled with a wall color, added texture to wall. Then drew a vertical corner in and added a slight gradient to add shading to the corner. Blurred the corner slightly using the blur tool.
The shadows were made by selecting the figure, putting on own layer and then deleting much of it except the shadow side. Added a gradient to the shadow, positioned and adjusted opacity of the layer.
Added a noise layer at low opacity and said enough already.