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Old 09-12-2006, 06:40 PM
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Here is my attempt... level adjustments, and small increment of saturation level...
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:45 PM
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Here is my attempt also. Good Luck!!
Used a gradient map to adjust oa brightness to @ko background and keep your lighting and then a slight midtone high contrast curve.
Added a little sharpening using the custom filter afterwards.

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Old 09-16-2006, 09:15 PM
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I used a select color selection on the background and used the alpha channel as a mask for a curves, I used the white dropper to select the background and then pushed the midtones up as well, just to make sure.

There was a little mask bleed on the foot so I just painted that in.

After I'd done that, I got a bit bored
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:56 AM
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Convert it to Lab and then you can brighten up the image by introducing an "S" into the Lightness curve. This won't throw your colors out. I also upped the saturation a bit while in Lab and then converted it back to RGB. Here I used the magic wand to select the background (it's really easy because it is practically all one color), opened an Adjustment Curves Layer and brightened the background. And that was it. The highlights are a little on the overexposed side but I think it works with this photograph.

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