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Old 06-25-2010, 08:21 PM
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This is my first attempt at reworking an image for reproduction on canvas. I used both Corel Painter and Photoshop CS5. The image was done in black and white against a painterly back ground .

I am interested in any feed back you can provide.

attached are both the original image and the final reworked piece for reproduction on canvas.

Thank you for the feed back.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:27 PM
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Re: Wedding

Just my opinion, but I don't like the "painterly background" in black and white. Think it would be more suited for color.
The background needs to be cropped in some. Proportionally it is too much of the picture compared to the subject.
Also, the reflections in the glasses are distracting.
Contrast looks a little flat.
Anyone agree with me, or am I way off base?
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:40 PM
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Re: Wedding

Totally agree - far too much background.

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Old 06-26-2010, 12:00 AM
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Thank you for the feed back. I am hoping the canvas reproduction will reduce some of the background. Their will be a 1 1/2" to 2" wrap on the canvas so I am estimating that that much will be cropped do to the wrap.

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Just my opinion, but I don't like the "painterly background" in black and white. Think it would be more suited for color.
The background needs to be cropped in some. Proportionally it is too much of the picture compared to the subject.
Also, the reflections in the glasses are distracting.
Contrast looks a little flat.
Anyone agree with me, or am I way off base?
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:06 AM
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Re: Wedding

Have you done a test print? I've found that things need to be lightened when printed to look like they do on a backlit screen. Also prints will be softer than what you see on a computer - so you may want to sharpen. Also you need to consider how the 'painterly' texture in the first will appear when combined with the real texture of the canvas.

HTH - Nancy
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:31 AM
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Have you done a test print? I've found that things need to be lightened when printed to look like they do on a backlit screen. Also prints will be softer than what you see on a computer - so you may want to sharpen. Also you need to consider how the 'painterly' texture in the first will appear when combined with the real texture of the canvas.

HTH - Nancy
Nasturtium,
Thank you for the feedback. I did load the ICC profile in CS5 to work in proof colors and the print was very very close to the image rendered on the monitor. The monitor was calibrated with the spyder3. I am hoping the the reproduction on canvas is at least as good as the print.

I did test the texture filter "Canvas" on the background to get an idea of what the painterly background would look like against a canvas and it seems to look good. I will know more today when the finished piece arrives.

Thank you so much for your input.

Frank G
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