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Old 02-21-2004, 08:30 AM
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I need some feedback on this one. Didn't have much to work with....late afternoon sun coming through a window, white foam board, and a brown towel.

I played around with it using Photoshop, going through about six or seven versions before I came up with this one.

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http://image.pbase.com/u40/alanbyrd/..._2223copy1.jpg

Finished:

http://image.pbase.com/u40/alanbyrd/...ectedcopy2.jpg
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:35 AM
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What happened?

Let's try it this way....

http://www.pbase.com/alanbyrd/people

After the Crusade Original.jpg and After the Crusade.jpg
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Old 02-21-2004, 11:56 AM
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I like it! Only thing I can see that catches my eye, is the light on the beard is a little bright.

Take that down a bit, and I think you've got a nice portrait there!

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Old 02-21-2004, 06:27 PM
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Thanks Noelf, I noticed that also and have done a little work to it...revisit if you wish and see if there is anything else that sticks out...besides my nose, that is.
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Old 02-21-2004, 07:10 PM
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Thanks Noelf, I noticed that also and have done a little work to it...revisit if you wish and see if there is anything else that sticks out...besides my nose, that is.
Definitely softer on the lighting, I like it a lot. Reminds me of the movie Excalibur

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Old 04-02-2004, 01:21 PM
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The faces (especially the female) are toooo smooth. Try going back in with (take your choice off tools) and add a little texture... i find that even adding some noise to match the grain of the photo will help sell the realism. Life is full of subtlety, and imperfection.
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Old 04-03-2004, 06:04 AM
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Hi Alan,

Unless these are the results you aimed to, I have to agree with Subtle about the girl's face .... much toooo smooth to be real ...

I also think the boy's skin (more natural than the girl's) look a tad 'blotchy'

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