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Old 11-05-2005, 09:33 AM
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First attempt

This was my first attempt at enhancing and coloring a photo. It's of a co-workers mother. She was very pleased with it as was I but now I'm looking for expert guidence. I used Corel Paint Shop Pro X.
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Old 11-05-2005, 10:19 AM
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I am like it, but the sky could be toned done because that was the first thing I saw and not the beautiful mother.
This is great for a first try -this is something I don't do so my hat is off to you
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Old 11-06-2005, 04:25 PM
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Yes, I agree. The sky should be lightened. Also, the blue should be biased to Magenta not Green.


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Old 11-06-2005, 04:30 PM
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It would be great if my mind and my fingers worked together. and if these forums would have a spell checker.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:55 AM
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Nice first try! Good Job.

Pretty good on the clouds too. They are tough to do by hand. I agree on the reduced saturation and contrast.

Lately I have begun to take photos of clouds near an open field here - I use these realistic clouds all the time as cut ins to add back good looking skys into pictures. Skys are usually pretty much washed out in pictures - so adding back in a perfect one is always fun. And you can easily tweek it till its perfect.
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