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Old 04-08-2006, 02:21 PM
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Mig,

How did you manage the elongation and maintain such nice perspective?

Very nice!

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Old 04-10-2006, 06:20 AM
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I notice very few submissions seem to be meeting the 600x800 criteria?
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:11 AM
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I notice very few submissions seem to be meeting the 600x800 criteria?
Mea Culpa

I got so used to limiting posts on another forum to 600px max that I forgot. Have corrected the image size in my submission with no other changes to the image.
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Old 04-11-2006, 02:53 AM
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My method for anyone that may be interested.

Ok then, I did all the work in PS CS2.

Firstly I seperated Aylaah from the background. Next, I removed any blemishes and harsh highlights with the healing brush. Taking care not to remove any permanent skin features.

I then started to apply some makeup. A little deepening of her lips, overall foundation, blusher, eye shadow... incidentally I got the tip for using lilac eyeshadow with green eyes from about.com, a bloke like me wouldn't have a clue otherwise! This makeup was applied using various layer effects such as colour, overlay, multiply and screen - usually at very low opacities like 12%... so quite subtle.

I added a little mascara and darkened her eyebrows using the multiply layer effect.. oh, and gave them a slight tweeze.

Removed the bra straps obviously

I was then fairly happy but felt that her hair could be a little more casual and softening so I did a big hunt and managed to find some hair donors that I could seperate the background from. I did that by picking the channel with the most contrast and adjusting the levels until it was almost black & white. I then filled in the rest with a brush and used the channel as a selection to delete the background. With the hair now seperated, I used different sections to create the hair at the back and more over Aylaah's forehead... My wife Tina just came in and said it looks like a Pixie Cut? Wouldn't know what that is but she didn't hate it so it can't be all bad.

Lastly I found a background to complete the composition and give it a true snapshot feel. It had to be an interior shot as she was photographed inside and the lighting is so different outdoors.

There we are, I'm sure I must have forgotten a few steps but I'm tired so that's that.

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Old 04-12-2006, 12:51 PM
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Here's my entry (for review not entering contest). I'm not as brilliant as others here at posting images directly in.

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Old 04-12-2006, 06:06 PM
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Just a friendly reminder that you must provide your entries as attachments and not links.

THANKS
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:02 PM
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its hard to get it exactly 600x800 considering its more square and you dont want to crop too much off of it
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:10 PM
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600x800 is hard when my original isn't that size, it is a very square picture. If I'd realised before now I would have originally saved it at that size so the before had been that size - sorry!
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:17 PM
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4. Your final image size should be as close to 800 px on the long side and 600 px on the short side as possible. Also remember that the file cannot be larger than 100KB.
So as long as you get close to 800 px on the long side..it's okay if the short side isn't quite at 600px due to proportions....
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Old 04-16-2006, 10:39 PM
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oops, i went for height lol
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