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Old 11-15-2004, 11:23 AM
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BigAl96,

Thanks so much for your feedback ....

P.S. Great tackle!!!!!!

Kurt,

Thank you so much for your great comment!
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:38 AM
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My attempt

This is the result of an idea I had...

I used the motion blur filter to draw a texture across the skin at the right angle and used curves to give it depth. Then I mask to the area I want, convert to greyscale, blend with darken and place a color fill layer (color blend mode) above it sampled from the kid's skin and bled a little where the edges are.

I used three diferent directions and two fill layers for the two kids, a little tweeking here and there and some selective coloring for the remainder of the image.

It turned out OK, but i'd really like to know what you all think. What do you think of this method? How does it look?

Thanks all,

Michael
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Old 12-02-2004, 01:02 AM
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This is the result of an idea I had...
It turned out OK, but i'd really like to know what you all think. What do you think of this method? How does it look?

Thanks all,

Michael
Hi Michael,

For what I can see, It looks very, very good and realistic!!!
You managed to correct the blown out areas keeping a 3 dimensional feeling .... which is the first one to suffer when toning down and 'filling' these particular spots!!!!
I'm going to try your method and let you know ....

Just one small thing, just above the kid's right knee, the new colour bled a bit on the grass....
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:11 AM
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Oops

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Just one small thing, just above the kid's right knee, the new colour bled a bit on the grass....
Oops, I guess that is what I get for trying to do it in 25 minutes...thanks for the input, just let me say, I've read you posts and looked at your work throuout this forum and I think your stuff is totally awesome.

I downloaded the larger version of this image and used the motion blur method on it. What do you think?

Thanks again,

Michael
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Old 12-02-2004, 06:10 PM
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With blown out highlights so prevalent, especially with digital, this demands a tutorial.

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Old 12-02-2004, 06:13 PM
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WOW!! - I am blown away by the talent in this thread!! What I thought was a "lost" photo, now looks outstanding. You folks are awesome - very impressive work!
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Old 12-02-2004, 07:16 PM
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What a wonderful, creative way to fix the blown out areas. This is one that really will come in handy. All those of us with digital cameras will appreciate a step-by-step tutorial.

Thanking you in advance,
Janet
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Old 12-03-2004, 02:00 PM
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Tutorial

I'd be glad to write up a tutorial for what I did and post it on this site, this photo is excellent for showing how to do it, may I use it in my tutorial?

I also need to know how and where to post the tutorial. (sorry, I'm new to RP)

It might take me a week or two though so please be patient
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Old 12-12-2004, 01:22 AM
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Michael,

on this thread by Leah, you can find all the information you need for writing/publishing a Tutorial ...

..looking forward to it.
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