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Old 04-07-2005, 11:05 AM
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Glad it helped you Succio. Have to say the tips not mine, read it in one of the posts here some time ago, but I've used it myself quite a few times.
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:34 PM
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Glad it helped you Succio. Have to say the tips not mine, read it in one of the posts here some time ago, but I've used it myself quite a few times.
Even so, it was a good tip that you passed on
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I was still having trouble bringing the eyes out, so I dug around and found a picture of her with a similar facial expression.

I copy/pasted the eye area, did a free transform to repostion the eyes and then reduced the Opacity and Fill, it seems to me that it's still a bit too dark compared to the rest of the image, but then again, I'm not done

What do you all think? Too much of a cheat? (I have no shame )
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:52 PM
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No such thing as too much of a cheat. IMHO anythings OK as long as it works and does'nt detract from the image. You've done a nice job with the eyes, and they certainly add to the picture. Look forward to seeing your finished image.
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Old 04-07-2005, 05:11 PM
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I think those new eyes look great Succiu - they fit into the picture very well. I think you might want to blur them slightly more to match the softer resolution of the rest of the photo though.

Thanks for those scanner links Gary - they look like they are going to be very useful!

EDIT: Sorry for taking this off topic - but oh dear! I just did a scanner test based on Gary's first link - result attached. Doesn't look too good at all. Curious to know if anyone else with the Epson 2480 get such poor results?
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:29 AM
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Hey, thank you all for you input, this has been a very valuable lesson and very much appreciated


Here's where I'm at so far with the image. I still have a ways to go I think, especially on the hair (it really does look more "painted" than real. And I need to work on her shirt as well.
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Old 04-08-2005, 02:37 PM
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ugh, am I on the right track with the hair, do you think?
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Old 04-08-2005, 02:50 PM
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Hi Succio, you've done a really good job on the hair, with the exception of the nape of the neck area. Here the hair does'nt seem to blend right into the neck line. Otherwise a really good restore from what was a pretty poor initial image.
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Old 04-08-2005, 03:29 PM
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ok, I worked on the nape of the neck. I think I'll call this one good for now, as it will be transfered to cloth which will probably destroy most of what I've done anyway lol.

On, to the next one
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Old 04-09-2005, 02:54 AM
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That's got it, good luck with the rest of your images.
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