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Old 08-11-2009, 01:26 PM
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Re: Really would like tips for fixing a group shot

Here is the copy with the frame and text. I wasn't able to fix the roof glare to my liking but let me know what you think.

http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/r...framedcopy.jpg
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:52 PM
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Re: Really would like tips for fixing a group shot

Hi Shutterbug,
The image looks pretty good. Not sure if you plan to print it. If you do, then the aspect ratio may be a challenge because of the standard sizes (4x6, 8x12, 12x18 1:1.5). Also your image is wide and not very tall. One thing you might want to consider is a crop and stretch. For example the roof adds no value and is distracting. Below is an example of a crop with aspect ratio 1:1.5. I then selected a rectangle of the concrete at the bottom (above the black border) and stretched it to fill over the bottom. You could now add your title / description text to the bottom area. You could also use one of the Text Arch options to bend the text so that it points inward to the people and helps draw the viewers eyes to the main subject. There are still a few black spots on the foreground concrete that need to be cloned out.
If you still have the original Nikon image and it is full resolution (4288 x 2872) you could upsize the final image to 12x18 and have it printed at Costco for $3.00.

Regards, Murray
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:00 PM
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Re: Really would like tips for fixing a group shot

I would crop the picture like this, then add the frame.

The whole picture should be the size you want to print it to.
5x7, 8x10 or etc.

The words would look better with one of the colors in the picture.
Maybe red.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:08 PM
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Re: Really would like tips for fixing a group shot

The print has to be an 8x10 so that is what I made it in PS. I don't know if there is a difference when I uploaded it to photobucket in the file size. The colors I used are the school colors (black and orange) that just seemed to make more sense to me, I just thought that is how it is usually done, at least here in our area. I agree that the longer crop looks better. I may give that a try as well. Thanks for all your help, I really do appreciate it alot!
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