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Old 11-21-2005, 09:49 AM
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It's actually Gaussian Blur, as I said in the earlier post, it's just a quick job meant to illustrate concept, rather than a finished picture.

As I only use PS7, it's all I've got. For those with CS or CS2, use Photo Blur, and you should get better results.
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:27 AM
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The shadows are a very important detail. As it is one light source (the sun), the shadows should have the same lightness and color as surrounding shadows. In this case the shadows need to be dodged and the blue component increased. It would be easier to rebuild the shadows from scratch.

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Old 11-23-2005, 12:03 AM
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one other comment i didnt see mentioned here... the saturation and contrast dont match up either. on the girl's it looks like sun filtering was done, where on the lane, no filtering, thus the difference in polarizations and contrast.

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Old 11-23-2005, 09:46 AM
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Craig, good observation. I just don't know how you would adjust it. I brightened the girls in mine but the reality was that they were shot in diffuse light. So how do you realisticly give them the hard light look ie, hard shadows under their arms and bodies, contrasty light on the folds of the dresses, etc? Also, do you have some more thoughts on the variations you see in Saturation. Not exactly sure I was understanding that part.

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Old 11-23-2005, 12:49 PM
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dave,

well, you've already corrected what i was talking about to a great extent in your current attachment. since the image of the girls is a cutout, then i would have either lowered the contrast on them, or raised the contrast on the background. that probably would have covered most of what i was talking about since higher 'contrast' tends to add a bit of saturation.

nicely done!

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