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Old 09-19-2010, 04:04 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Please help me I am stuck on what to use for background with this photo please see links thanks. Also the skin tones shall I tone down the saturations. I am still working on the photo there are lots to do with it yet.

Any advice would be much appreciated. I would love to know what others would do with it with regards to skin tones and background. I would like the skins, clothes go together with the background. I have already tried a white background and dark blue background but not sure. Please advice me.

Many thanks in advance. I've attached two editted versions and the original


http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/128577020

http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/128577027

http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/128577035



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Old 09-19-2010, 05:17 AM
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Hi Helen,

I think the background blends well with the clothes. I appreciate version 1 but would reduce dodge and burning in the face (too much shadow under chin and cheek) as well as smoothing. Color is great and eyes are perfectly sharp.

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Old 09-19-2010, 09:10 AM
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Hi Helen,

I think the background blends well with the clothes. I appreciate version 1 but would reduce dodge and burning in the face (too much shadow under chin and cheek) as well as smoothing. Color is great and eyes are perfectly sharp.

Best regards

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Thank you for your reply Lush appreciate it I haven't done any dodge and burn I think it's the strong saturate colours I did play with curves and levels and done some colour correct. Thanks for the nice comment for the yes the background is originally blue I wanted use a different background as this is going to be a painting but don't know which other colour apart from the original colour will blend well.

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i think one of the hardest parts is trying to get the background right ! ! !
personally i would leave the background blue but tone the blue done some and maybe the face skin tones a bit as well, but it really is all down to personal taste
after saying that you have done a great job and would like to see your final outcome

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Helen

i think one of the hardest parts is trying to get the background right ! ! !
personally i would leave the background blue but tone the blue done some and maybe the face skin tones a bit as well, but it really is all down to personal taste
after saying that you have done a great job and would like to see your final outcome

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Thanks Palms for your critique appreciated it yes I agree after trying the background in white and other colour it didn't look right I will stick to the original blue and add another darker blue around the light blue tone I agree about the face also I found it too saturated I might tone down the red I have tried it already and it's a bit better the photographer's photos tend to be quite reddish for starters sometimes that makes it hard to work with especially with painting.


I will upload the final work on my gallery for more critiques.

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something else for you to try
add some extra canvas around the three sides of the boy
that bit of extra space seems to add something ( but i did only try it roughly ) see what you think !


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something else for you to try
add some extra canvas around the three sides of the boy
that bit of extra space seems to add something ( but i did only try it roughly ) see what you think !


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I can't see your edit would you mind post it on the forum many thanks

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Helen
This is a even faster version than i originally tried ( i dont save them when i have had a quick look so to speak )
so this is just for you to have a quick look at what i mean by a bit more space and i did tone the background colour down a bit
( please forgive me i know the extraction is terrible but it was quite literally a 2 mins job )

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Helen
This is a even faster version than i originally tried ( i dont save them when i have had a quick look so to speak )
so this is just for you to have a quick look at what i mean by a bit more space and i did tone the background colour down a bit
( please forgive me i know the extraction is terrible but it was quite literally a 2 mins job )

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Thanks very much Palms looks very good to me I will add light and darker blue for the background I think only blue will suit the photo.
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