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Old 03-08-2003, 09:46 PM
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I need a background

maybe I've been working on this too long, but I can't seem to find a background that 'works' for me. any suggestions?

THANKS!
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Old 03-09-2003, 01:43 AM
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Pictures pertaining to the field of study graduated from would probably be appropriate - something in collage form comes to mind for me. Pictures of the Alma Mater - classmates - school colors...
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Old 03-09-2003, 11:52 AM
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Was just playing around with this......
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Old 03-09-2003, 12:16 PM
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She wishes!!!

I like the background and will definitely file the idea for future use.

thanks!
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Old 03-09-2003, 01:33 PM
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If it's to be framed as a portrait, just add a simple textured grayish or blue-gray photographer's studio style background with a gradient to make it look like a backlight was used. I'd keep it light and subtle.

If you really want a more interesting background, I'd suggest a nice photo of the campus faded out a bit behind her.

Or puppies...lots of puppies! Preferably beagles!

Phyllis (sorry, couldn't resist! )
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Old 03-09-2003, 04:18 PM
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am i ready to print?

although I love puppies, I think the subject of the photo would prefer kitties!
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Old 03-09-2003, 04:43 PM
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Looks ready to me.
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Old 03-09-2003, 07:06 PM
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You have my vote..... looks very good. Whatever did you do to get such an improvement in her face?
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Old 03-09-2003, 10:23 PM
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just fiddled around with levels and a tiny bit with hue/sat.

I'll have to go back to my original 600 dpi images, but I don't see a lot of difference. cheeks just seem a little pinker in the new image.


OH....and I sharpened her eyes just a tad.

The snapshot I took was better than the professional portraits, but I didn't want the hand waving on her head, or the swinging tassel in an official graduation portrait.

I got the new tassel from another snapshot.
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Old 03-09-2003, 11:16 PM
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Great job!

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