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Old 08-21-2006, 08:30 PM
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extraction

i've done this extraction and am not too sure about it. what can i do to make it more believable?

marsha
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:37 PM
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To my eye, the woman is out of proportion to the tree in the background and the lighting on her is too "even" and bright in relation to the light source that seems to be coming from behind/left of the tree.

Overall the extraction and replacement are pretty good and halos/fringing is not apparent.

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Old 08-21-2006, 09:12 PM
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swampy, i appreciate "jmho" and thanks for your feedback.

is this any better? i added a soft light gradient layer and adjusted some of the "flash" look. i agree with your light source comment, but i am trying to give the illusion of a flash; hence, the lightness surrounding her - is it working?

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Old 08-21-2006, 09:33 PM
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Marsha, if it's flash effect you are going for, then either will work. I like the skin tones in the original better though.

My eye is still bothered by the aspect ratio. That looks like a pretty BIG ole tree to me and the model just looks out of proportion to the tree and rock pathway, grass behind her etc. Depth of field? I would either reduce her or enlarge the background.

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Old 08-21-2006, 09:46 PM
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swampy, thanks, i enlarged the background and gave her back original tone.

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Old 08-22-2006, 12:53 AM
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another shot at it -- i enlarged background more and worked on lighting.
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Old 08-22-2006, 03:11 AM
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i've done this extraction and am not too sure about it. what can i do to make it more believable?

marsha
I suggest other variant.
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:17 AM
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Marsha,

I think that your last repost to Swampy is better and you've made a lot of the changes that I would have suggested.

I want to bring up another point that you may want to consider (keep in mind that I don't know what you are trying to accomplish). You've got all the basics down and done well. My comments are more broad stroke. FOR ME, the backrop is too surreal unless you redress her as a fairy. And, being particularly fond of fairies, I would like to see that. It might be improved by applying some significant lens blur or other technique to really take the details down to where it no longer looks so Disney. Also, the feel of the lighting on her does not match the feel of the scene, she is still too flat and lacking highlights in her hair, and realistic shadows.

Not knowing your goal, I might consider a different backdrop.


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Old 08-22-2006, 08:18 AM
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Makeover... Enlarged tree version is so much better!! :-)
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:14 PM
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The problem, as I see it, is that in the original, she is sitting on an inclined surface. The new background places her on a flat (horizontal) surface, giving her an "out of balance" posture. Perhaps you could skew the new background image to make the ground inclined somewhat, rather than totally flat?
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