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Old 01-15-2007, 11:04 AM
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Re: Anything else I might do?

Stosh - How did you do that with the picture border?
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:07 AM
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Re: Anything else I might do?

Does anyone have the steps that she did above with the photograph border? Would really appreciate some direction on this. I have the perfect picture I would like to do this with for my daughter. I have PS CS2.

Thanks again for any help. Keri

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Old 01-16-2007, 09:25 AM
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Re: Anything else I might do?

Hi Keri

This may help
http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161043

And Swampy's excellent video here
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=269

Also there is a Forum here.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/oob/

Hope this Helps.


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Old 01-16-2007, 09:29 AM
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Re: Anything else I might do?

Thank you so much. I'll try it as soon as I can.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:35 AM
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Re: Anything else I might do?

No problem Keri

I just found another one

http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com...ounds_ew.shtml


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Old 01-16-2007, 11:53 AM
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Re: Anything else I might do?

Well, I won't repeat the other good advice above - and it covers all of my observations about your retouching.

My biggest problems with the photo has to do with the way that you took it and your visualization of the end product.

This close to her face you should see "life" in her eyes. The whites should be white with a stong sense of illumination and reflection in them. You should be able to see the details in her irises! I like the back-lighting on her hair and shoulders but you needed another light source for her face, ideally a soft-box but you could probably get by with a soft reflector. To me this is a fundamental fault.

Second, look at your cropped photo and try to put the original one out of your mind. I am a habitual close-cropper, but you've created a context problem that, for me anyway, once you see it, you cannot stop seeing it! She looks like she is sitting! And that makes the positioning of her arms look very unnatural.

Is this apparent to everyone else??
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