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Old 07-11-2007, 12:46 PM
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Still working on those backgrounds, finally got some pictures of people to work with. My wife took this on a recent visit home. Does it look painterly enough? Does the background work?

http://www.scatteredlightphotography...ls/Heather.jpg
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:16 PM
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Hiya rab,
Far be it from me to critisize, and I think I can see where you want to go, but for me the overall image is too "orange" (maybe Tango man ) I think maybe if you change the colour of the background to a cooler hue you may get away with it but I would tone down her face as well (and a lovely face it is!) and it all looks a little too smooth for my taste, but that's just me. See what you think about a blue ground......
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:26 PM
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Better?


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Old 07-11-2007, 02:33 PM
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Hi rab3rd
can I suggest backing off saturation of facial tones using 'layers/new adjustment layer/hue& sat'...then reduce saturation and paint on mask to restore background............background looks good to me
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:48 PM
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Re: V-Oil

Me again

including a quick example in which Ive also tried to highlight parts of hair as well as the saturation change

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Old 07-11-2007, 08:01 PM
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Hi Rab,
Hmmm, on my computer there are whiter spots around the eyes (not too dramatic) but mostly under the lips. Might want to fix those...
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:16 PM
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Hi Rab,
I like it more now but as Sylvia says, I see white spots and, unless it's this monitor, (I'm at work now) her face has got a greenish tinge to it now.
I like what you've done to the hair tho', looks good.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:21 AM
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Try #3....Much better I think...

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Old 07-12-2007, 07:43 AM
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The best by far Rab, the small thumbnails never do this technique much justice the bigger they are the more painterly they look

Do you do your backgrounds on a seperate layer ? if so you could save just the background and change the colour to suit your image

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Old 07-12-2007, 08:27 AM
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Thanks everyone for the comments and encouragement.....practice, practice, practice....
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