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Old 01-13-2008, 09:32 PM
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and would like to say I'm very impressed with this site. I hope I can learn and add it. I would like critique on an image I just created. The photo was not taken by me - I scanned it in. I used Photoshop to cut out the dog and create a framed image (laminated and applied to a glass block light). I started using photos only recently and need to learn the best ways to remove elements from original photos. I look forward to your comments.

Photoshop I'd love to know how to separate the black dog from the very dark shadow and correct the 'red' eye (tried colouring with black, brown and gradiants but it looked odd).
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:42 AM
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Re: I'm new...

Hi, Fudge! Welcome to RTP.

I am attaching a very quick fix for the "dog eyes". Make a selection of the eyes (I used the eliptical marquee tool, selected one eye, hold down the shift key and select the other eye). Then I did a selective color adjustment on the "whites".

As far as making a selection of the dog without the shadow, you just have to "fake" it around the ears etc leaving out what looks to be shadow and not dog. In this case it shouldn't be that hard since the dog is black and the shadows are black, if you are not exactly accurate, it won't matter a whole bunch as long as you get the general shape of the dog.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:59 PM
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Re: I'm new...

I would probably go more in this direction. Paint black inside the white eye area, lower opacity slightly and then put some catch light in the centers. Clone away some of the shadow behind the ear.

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Old 01-20-2008, 08:45 PM
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Re: I'm new...

Thank you both. I orignally tried modifying the eyes much like Swampy did but I didn't like the result on the printed image. I like Juergen's suggestion too and I will try that next time.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:50 PM
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Also check out Russell Browns movie tutorials.

http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html

Christine
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:44 PM
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Here's another approach to fix the eyes. Real dog eyes borrowed from another dog.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:50 AM
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I don't know if it would be of any use to you but there is a action here for animal eyes here ( i haven't tried it myself)

http://www.atncentral.com/download.htm#Local_Contrast


it is close to the bottom and called demoneye remover by C Springer

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