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By Kirk T.
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Because of the highlights on the hair, I decided this portrait would look best as a high key photograph.

After cropping to eliminate some of the distracting background, I simply airbrushed white around the edges.

Lastly, I copied her face (minus the eyes, nostrils and lips) to another layer and applied a SMALL amount of gaussian blur. After which, I spotted the rest of the print. Then, I used the color of the dog's fur for the border and the text color.
· Date: 9/27/2002 · Views: 7336 · Filesize: 40.6kb, 146.6kb · Dimensions: 800 x 629 ·
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Dennis Povey
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Registered: February 2002
Location: nr Knutsford Cheshire England
9/27/2002 5:25pm

I think you should have spent some effort to get rid of the pimples by her ear. and kept the white airbrush of the arm and blouse, but otherwise a good effort.
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9/27/2002 5:51pm

Actually, those are not pimples, but moles. I purposely left them in, because I think they are an identifying feature of her face... they make her who she is.

In some of the other versions of this photo, I saw where posters removed them. It didn't look right, after having seen the origional.

Some people don't care either way, but some subjects complain that they don't "look like myself".

Just my $0.02...
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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
Location: Chicago suburb
Posts: 790
9/28/2002 7:24pm

Yes, Kirk is correct. She has some moles along with a bunch of freckles, so a perfectly even skin would not be called for. These are things you'd discuss with your client, of course, before proceeding.

I like the soft vignetting effect you used, Kirk.

Phyllis
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DJ Dubovsky

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Registered: August 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
9/30/2002 12:11am

Looks like a really nice greeting card. Very nice job on this one Kirk.
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dwdraw
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Registered: February 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 12
3/11/2003 9:01pm

Good job Kirk. I agree about the moles. It depends on the client, but in this case either way works. Good choice and good work.

DW

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Wanda Schwind
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Registered: January 2002
Location: Ohio
5/29/2003 9:26pm

Wonderful!!

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pieohpah

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Registered: July 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 15
8/6/2007 6:36pm

I'm impressed! Really good work! =)
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