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Old 07-05-2006, 02:15 AM
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Scary looking photo...

Red eye, poor lighting, and too much sun for my subject that afternoon. Any suggestions on what I can do to enhance the attached photo of my daughter? Also, attached my meager attempt. Thank you in advance for your help.

Charlie
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:44 AM
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alternative solution

ChasWahl, i've found that changing an image to b&w sometimes is a great alternative to harsh sunburn, and then you have a really nice portrait.

this is a very quick version -- removed red eye; level adj; gradient to b&w; smoothed skin; added skin texture; added black smoky frame to emphasize your daughter's beautiful face.
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:51 AM
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Maby something like that?

I hope I didn't ruin anything (LOL)
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Old 07-05-2006, 05:50 AM
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here is mine

I painted over her skin by sampling a lighter section on her arm and then using very low opacity and concentrating on the redder areas. I added a new layer and coloured over the pupils, and changed it to a hard mix layer, but left the spot of white light in the middle.

Then I put in a lighting effect on a new copy layer to show background, but masked your daughter. I used a low opacity brush to bring back the lighting effect to something a bit less rough
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:27 AM
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here is my pic

[img=http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/5218/untitled17hv.th.jpg]
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:46 AM
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Hi,

Charlie,


Welcome to RP!!

Great job everybody!!!

What a stunning girl!!!

I simply tried to give her a very natural, uniform tan...
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:13 AM
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nice job, too flora....

can u give me your psd-file. i want to see your adjustment-layer.

i have sooo many. and i think there is another way.

thx...


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Old 07-05-2006, 09:01 AM
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Hi charlie,

Had to have a go with your image. As Flora says, you're daughter is lovely.

OK. First I adjusted the levels on the image to brighten it up.

Now I selected her face using quick match and copied and pasted to a new layer. Adjusted the colour using Color Balance to take out some of the red, and up the yellow a little. Adjusted level opacity to fine tune.

New layer set to color mode, painted black over eye pupils to get rid of red eye. Adjust opacity for effect.

New layer. Using clone tool set to about 10% and using a soft brush, I cloned over the highlit and sunburnt red areas to even out her tan. Don't overdo it or you'll lose skin texture. If you do, then just lower the layer opacity a touch.
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:28 AM
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Hi Charlie

I don't think your retouch is meager at all...very good in fact. Lots of good work all... Not much to add in how too that has not already been said.

Butch
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:32 AM
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excellent job, flora. i wouldnt mind seeing your .psd as well. might be easier than writing up what you did every time

craig
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