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Old 03-07-2008, 01:43 PM
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critique my first picture

This is the first picture I've worked on. My husband used the old cannon point and shoot

I cannot get rid of the yellow/green tones, or lighted up the red.

I think I over did her face. I wanted to highlight her. I tried to remove the red from her hands, but when using the healing tool, it turns her hands black?



http://www.flickr.com/photos/22325918@N08/

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Old 03-07-2008, 06:12 PM
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Re: critique my first picture

Adjusted levels-
Straightened-
Cropped-
New color layer, selected light color from arm, painted hands, adjusted opacity-
Cloned and healed some, used history brush(darken and lighten on face, eyes, lips)
Sharpened
Darkened some very distracting highlights in background then blurred background
~Original~~Adjusted~
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:32 PM
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Re: critique my first picture

Wow, your good.

Now to follow along.
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:08 PM
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Re: critique my first picture

here is my results

i first duplicated original layer and blended a "High pass" filter using "soft light"
then duplicate original again and "Gaussian blurred" it about 2px and blended "darken"
then duplucated the blurred layer and change blending to "lighting"
changed "pacity" to about "30%" on both blurred layers
then to fix skin color a created a skin texture layer and masked it so only effected the skin and change blending to "multiply" and reduced "opacity" tell looked ok
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:39 AM
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Re: critique my first picture

Here's my take. I went with a darker background to make you stand out more. Duplicate the background. I used Quick Mask to select the foreground figure and then New Layer via Copy. To the background layer copy, I added a Reveal All layer mask with a gradient from bottom to top (dark on the bottom). Then select the image icon in the layer and use Levels and Gaussian Blur to set the background.

oh - I forgot. I used Hue Saturation adjustment, selecting the red channel and moving the bottom (lightness) slider to the left to remove some of the red cast. I left some of the red cast in for the "night club" atmosphere. There might be a couple of other minor thing I did but I think you get the idea.
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:00 PM
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Re: critique my first picture

I'm learning so much from your posts! Thank you. I know mine wasn't the best job, but first it was my first attempt and it took 2 hours :rofl
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:15 PM
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used the old cannon point and shoot
I hope no one was hurt by that cannon
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