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Old 02-26-2004, 11:35 AM
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Let's try this one

I've changed the background, and attempted to make it more compatible with the subject by adding a few scratches and giving it more of a look of deterioriation. Did I do enough? I don't think I'll do any more with the subject. Don't be kind!

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Old 02-26-2004, 11:54 AM
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Hi Ed!

... I really think it's stunning!!!!

The only thing I'd do differently is switching the sharpness .... meaning blurring only the background 'curtain', (which now seems a bit sharper than the subject), as to make the gentleman stand out more ....
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Old 02-26-2004, 12:53 PM
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Wow, Ed, that looks really good! You've done an outstanding job of matching tone & grain.
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Old 02-26-2004, 01:36 PM
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Flora,
Thank you. Of course, blur the background a little. Shudda thought of that.

jch71566,
I said "Don't be kind", but I'll take it. Thank you.

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Old 02-26-2004, 02:08 PM
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Excellent job on the background. I agree that it could be a bit more out of focus.
There's two things that stand out....Is that how the guy's eye really looks?
There's a slight smear (for lack of a better word) across the drapes in the upper left hand corner.
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Old 02-26-2004, 02:23 PM
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I don't like it. It stinks! My cat could have done a better job.
There, do you feel better?

Cheers
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Old 02-26-2004, 04:48 PM
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There seems to be a paler halo or fringing effect around some of the suit. And I see what Vikki means about the eyes - they are a little bit mad and staring (did you paint on those catchlights?). Other than that, a good job.
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Old 02-26-2004, 05:42 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Duv made my day! The smear was an attempt to make it look like it was cloudy, due to deterioration. I guess I didn't succeed on that. I had to look for the halo, and I see what you're talking about. But it's not noticeable on the .psd file. I appreciate your time to take a peek.

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Old 02-27-2004, 01:27 AM
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Hi Ed,

Great job on the curtains.

To my taste the suit is too dark, all of the tones in this feel pshed to the whites or the blacks unnaturally. Although it shows the art work hidden in the dark ares to the side the attached is what feels more natural to me for the suit and the face.

The shadow of the man on the curtain is way cool!

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Old 02-27-2004, 02:50 AM
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Forgot to mention in previous post - while the shadow is cool, I think it's in the wrong place. From the highlights on his face and hair, it looks as though the main light for the picture is more or less directly in front of him, and up fairly high - yet the shadow is being cast out to one side and upwards, as if the light were off to one side and low down. But that's just me, and I've been playing around with portrait lighting recently so I've got into the habit of looking at any portrait shot and trying to work out what the lighting setup used was, which is probably why it struck me.
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