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Old 11-05-2005, 05:59 AM
AtlanaAnna AtlanaAnna is offline
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Opinions? Favorites?

Look at these pictures.

Broadretouched.jpg is a restoration of the original image.
Broach1_filtered.jpg is a background change.
Broach2 is a slightly changed background.

I wasn't sure I liked the colors used in the original picture so I played around with it a little. What do you think? Opinions? Critiques? Favorites?

Thanks.

Sylvia Morris
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Old 11-05-2005, 06:11 AM
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Oops!

Oops! I forgot to attach the images.
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Old 11-05-2005, 06:58 AM
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If you have the liberty, change the color completely.

Warm background usually do not go well with portraitsof this type. Try a cooler color, blues or greens. Muted, grayed down, with not much intensity.

Larry
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Old 11-05-2005, 07:25 AM
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I think the original colour is the better one of the three. The other two colours make the woman's skin sink into the background and then the skin starts to look sallow.
But I agree with Larry, if you have the liberty to change the background, try a cool colour and see what you think. A cool colour will make your portrait stand out a bit better.

Karyn
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:38 AM
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I found the coloring a little timid and the face contrast a little low. I also cooled the background as recommended.

Pierre
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Old 11-05-2005, 02:24 PM
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Background

I definitely like your background better, PanPan. How did you accomplish that?
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Old 11-05-2005, 02:51 PM
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I definitely like your background better, PanPan. How did you accomplish that?
Hi Sylvia
I selected the background to a color mode layer and used hue/saturation/lightness to modify the hue. I don't remember if I modified its saturation also.
Pierre
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Old 11-05-2005, 02:56 PM
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One of my favorite things to do and I've had a really good response with is when changing a plain background color, I try to use the eye color or a shade of the eye color if it's a blue, green, etc. The browns don't work too well on brunettes. Still I notice by using the eye color it helps bring them out and there is so much story through the eyes. I would do it on this picture for you but I have a cold today and I think I'm ready to go lay back down Panpan that background definately looks better
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Old 11-06-2005, 06:17 PM
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3 more

Okay. Here are 3 more versions but I still don't think I'm thrilled with the results. Also, I know there's a way to save a lasso selection so you don't have to keep selecting the same selection but don't know how. That would make this process quicker and easier.
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:34 PM
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Used twinkissed suggestion and went with a background "similar" to eye color... didn't take time to mask real well...
~Nancy~
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