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Old 09-18-2005, 02:30 PM
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Here is the last bit of work I did on this picture. Time and circumstances have prevented me from doing more. I would like some feedback and any further corrections anyone would like to offer. Thanks for the assistance,

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Old 09-18-2005, 08:23 PM
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lookin better, tom.

i did some quick touch-ups on your image. this is not meant as a final; just some things you could do if you want.

adjustment layer of contrast/lighten. added about 5 light and 20 contrast.
duplicate layer of original.
ran fast fix plugin on duplicate. took a tiny bit of red out and a tiny bit of saturation out. added more contrast but lowered lighting. added a tiny bit of green (for the curtains mostly) and a tiny bit of blue.
ran a sharpness brush over all faces.
ran a softness brush selectively over all faces to reduce artifacting where desired.
a bit of smudge/push/clone on various face oddities.

what it really needs is a sharpening of the faces. the detail is quite smudged/blurred. you could try Focus Magic or Unshake or Stroker's Lum Frequencies to see if this could be done better. off hand, i think it really needs some fine detail hand work, but some of those programs/plugins might make it better.

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Old 09-18-2005, 08:27 PM
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Thanks for the response and the input on the image.

Unforatunately, I have not yet learned how to reduce the image and upload, without losing some of the quality of the pic. Perhaps I can post another, better image of the image (I'll do it on another website where I can place a bigger file) and then you can see it clearer.

Thanks for the work. I'll defenitly try some of your suggestions.

Tom
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:00 PM
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tom,

no need to reduce it. that would just make it harder for folks to see and work on.

you've got it pretty good. mine was just a quick example of something you could do. i see a lack of contrast and fuzzy faces mostly. the faces are obviously the hard part and i'd do more but you'd have to pay me at this point it's a difficult image and you've come a long ways.

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