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Old 12-05-2003, 11:30 PM
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playing with painter 8, knight photo

I just got this new background painted from a friend, mother-in-law made the costumes. Wanted to get an opionion on the painting effect on my son and if you think it goes with the background good.
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:22 AM
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Hi

I think the background works great. Do you think the subject stands out a little too sharply against the background? Maybe feather the edges or try a very subtle drop shadow?

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Old 12-07-2003, 08:17 AM
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Hi all new here to me it looks like you should have shown more of the prop
Just a thought
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Old 12-07-2003, 03:23 PM
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I like the concept and I think the background works great.

Trying to get so much background, to me, resulted in an image that took a little away from your primary objective: a great shot of the knight. I agree with Eman about the prop.

A little drop shadow would make the overall effect look a little more natural, too. (good call, Duv)

Overall, this is a winning concept.

~Danny~
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Old 12-07-2003, 03:38 PM
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If you're doing this kind of thing commercially or even just for friends and relatives, I think this has a lot of potential for a "photo-art" look, too.
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Old 12-07-2003, 11:51 PM
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That was an excellent job, how much of his outfit did you paint?

I disagree about the dropshadow though. Studio photographers go to a lot of trouble to avoid getting shadows on their backdrops, so retouchers shouldn't be going in and adding them. I don't think it makes it look any more natural. If anything, you could blur a background if it is too busy.
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