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Old 10-02-2005, 03:52 AM
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3rd attempt

ok this time i used the clone stamp to fix the ear, tried the new crop, accidentally desatruated but stuck with it because it seemed to be an improvement, cloned the hair to make it stand out better against the background and used a luminosity mask to darken a little and up the contrast. Then the skin tone looked a little uneven so i went kind of crazy with the blur tool. Although, I think it is a slight improvement from the first try, i am determined to perfect this one. Opinions wanted.
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:23 AM
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kandi,

big improvement! no more blown out whites. very good. and, it has a much more natural look overall. the lips seem a bit overly smoothed. could add a bit of texture there with an airbrush or 'add noise' in a mask. also, you say you changed the crop, but that looks to be the same crop as before, or very nearly so. it's ok; but it is a bit close up for my tastes. if you're printing this out, however, it would seem to be almost square and this is going to affect the printing on a rectangular piece of paper. that's why i did the crop in an 8x10 aspect ratio.

i have one question here too. was his hair slicked down with water just prior to the shot being taken? all through these posts i've had the feeling that was the case and am just curious if that was so.

i'd definitely say you're on the right track now with this image. good job!

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Old 10-02-2005, 07:17 PM
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no water on the hair. I posted the original in the first one. Maybe you can look at that one and see if it was something i've done or if it was in the original. He has naturally glossy hair and it lays really flat on his head. I'll try to work on softening it a bit so it doesn't look so wet. Don't have another one to post yet, I'm still working on it.
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:50 PM
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kandi,

that's fine. if that's the way it looks then that's the way it looks

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