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Old 08-07-2007, 04:37 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Contest Discussion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glamour_photography

Natalia hangs here too (Godmother) - makes me shiver http://www.glamour1.com
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:10 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Contest Discussion

I've just been looking through the entries and I think this months contest is going to be very hard to vote on. Well done everyone who has entered so far.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:20 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Contest Discussion

I decided to jump in and post my first challenge attempt. Doing the retouch was fun but I have to say that getting the exact height and width was frustrating. If sharing the technique isn’t against the rules I’d sure love some tips! There are so many great entries, it’s going to be hard to vote. I can see that participating will really push me to try to improve.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:52 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Contest Discussion

Doreen

You can use the "Image Size" dialog box if you use Photoshop to set the pixel dimensions, but you have to turn off the "Constrain" option.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:07 PM
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No Irshgrlkc, you are not sleep deprived, I thought she resembled Jennifer Anniston too.
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:56 PM
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Glamour and Natural Beauty

Seeing that this question is really getting to a lot of us about this particular entry. I would like to say how I interpreted the rules and what I did.

The rules specifically state that the photo should look natural with subtle changes. So, what I attempted to do was color correct the photo, then "clean" it up and enhance her eyes, hair and lips very little, while leaving the pores of her skin not so "china smooth", but a little more pourous to make her look more natural rather than "make-up made up". I also left her eyebrows as they originally were except for a little darkening, because I considered that a part of the naturalness (is that a word?) of the photo. She is a pretty girl as the picture stands once that was done.

That's how I interpreted the rules. I hope I succeeded in that attempt. Great entries everyone, and good luck!

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Old 08-09-2007, 06:21 PM
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Thanks Swampy, I thought taking constrain off would distort a person but I've never tried it so I'll give that a try.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:56 PM
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Doreen, it will distort the image, but it's probably the best you can do to get it the exact size required by the contest rules. I was 5 pixels off and got "caught" (thankfully) by Ro. :-)
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:04 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Contest Discussion

frankly, i lost all concern for the 'natural' vs 'glamour' as i began working. i think she's a natural and adding 'glamour' just seemed wrong.

but i have another question. patrons and moderators are allowed to post 200k images as opposed to the normal 100k. in the normal forums this isnt a concern, but here, in a contest, to keep the playing field equal, it seemed more fair to post at 100k. so, i did. besides, 200k would probably just show my mistakes up even more
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:46 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Contest Discussion

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Doreen, it will distort the image, but it's probably the best you can do to get it the exact size required by the contest rules. I was 5 pixels off and got "caught" (thankfully) by Ro. :-)
All I had to do was open the Image Size dialog and with Constrain Proportions checked simply enter 545 in the Width field, the Height field changed to 800 automatically. No distortion.

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