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Old 03-08-2006, 09:12 PM
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ok, we have some color differences, but that's not what i'm asking about. i think the best way to describe it is with an analogy. yours i would liken to something done by hollywood on film, where mine looks more like it was done with a video camera. it's an overall quality to the images. i suppose it could be yours are warmer and a bit softer, where mine seems a bit colder, i guess.

i did look at your write up but couldnt really figure what to attribute that quality to, that 'hollywood film' quality. it's a good look, btw.

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Old 03-09-2006, 03:01 PM
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My attempt in Photoshop CS2

Hi Sheri,

You are off to a great start and you picked a great forum to learn the craft of retouching. I have only been coming around for a few months and I can't believe how much I have learned.

This image was a real challenge. To save time, I started with Bart's image. I used the Shadow and Highlight and the Exposure adjustments in CS2. I followed with selective blurs to the background and use of the smudge tool to smooth out some edges. The "mother of all Beehives" still needs some brush work to create hair strands and the arms could use some further color adjustment. However, a good example of the power that Photoshop has to rescue old photos.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:16 PM
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I still haven't gotten to the part in photoshop CS2 where I have learned how and when to use highlights & shadows and the exposure. There seems to be so much to learn. I will go to that part of my Lynda tutorial and learn about them and try them. Thank you!
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