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Old 04-11-2007, 05:55 PM
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Re: uniform background and printing

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Hi Angela, you did a very nice repair work.
The background you could modify using the black/gray/white points in the level adjustments (masking parts you don’t want to be altered). The gray section needs some noise reduction.
Thanks, chillin. I used to do retouching on paper. It's the digital way I'm not used to.

Ohhhh....yours also looks great! Another method I hadn't even thought of (I had only been fiddling with the layer options) and the result seem to lie somewhere in the middle between duwayne's and Craig's. I like how the dress stays totally intact that way. Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:59 PM
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Re: uniform background and printing

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Hi

levels correction to get absolute black at the top
new layer softlight make a gradient on it from black to none starts from the bottom to the shoulders
chanege blending to get back details (blend.jpg)
burning tool around the lady (more carefully than i did, i've lost some detail of the hair sorry)

saby
Thanks, Saby. I'm amazed how different they all look. Your's looks different yet again - also very nice. I guess I'll have to print them all out to see what they look like on paper.

I'm going to try all those things in the coming week and will upload the final result. Thanks for everybody's input - much appreciated
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:35 PM
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you're welcome, angela

oh, and welcome to RP.
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:22 PM
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Re: uniform background and printing

Hi all,

Sorry for the long silence and thanks for the welcome. I'm finally ready to show you how my photo ended up looking!

I've experimented with and incorporated a lot of your ideas - almost all, I believe!

I used the Neat Image filter, which is a PS plug-in I can only recommend! I'd never heard of it before.

After reducing the noise on the person, I used Craig's tip to add noise and then blur it on the background. (Another new one for me!)

I did use a gradient on the bottom, but opted for Saby's black-> transparent softlight gradient.

Fiddled with the layers and the burn tool the rest and after so many printing test I'm now confident the background will come out black.

Thanks so much for everybody's input - I've learned so much. Can't wait to see my neighbor's face now (it's his grandmother)!
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:24 PM
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very nicely done, angela. and thanks for sharing your results
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:15 AM
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Nice work Angela!

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