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Old 04-15-2004, 08:35 AM
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I'll comment on what you've done so far.
You've done a really good job of cleaning up the areas you wanted changed. One thing I would add would be a slight shadow on the neck of the shirt where the tag was.
The sharpening is good, but maybe needs to be feathered a bit more where the subject meets the background. This, and too much contrast difference with the background, will give it a cut & paste look.
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Old 04-15-2004, 02:04 PM
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Bad news

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The sharpening is good, but maybe needs to be feathered a bit more where the subject meets the background. This, and too much contrast difference with the background, will give it a cut & paste look.
My daughter came in, threw one glance at the screen and said, It looks like copy-paste. My children have much better eyes than I have, so why am I doing this?

But I think what she saw, was exactly what Vikki is saying. (And I didn't see )

I'm still puzzled by this picture. The child looks as if the camera was level with her head; she's looking straight ahead, horizontally. But the grass and the concrete looks to me as if it is shot from above, somehow. I'd like to see some quiet, neutral background. A very simple solution would be to extend the grass? But I'm no good with such things.
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Old 04-16-2004, 12:44 AM
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My children have much better eyes than I have, so why am I doing this?
LOL. It does look strange but the camera (Canon S50) was above her head. Thank you peepz for the input. Will work harder to please the Retouch Gods.. Cant wait to join ranks.
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Old 04-16-2004, 02:54 AM
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Found it! Yesssss!

Katrin Eismann (of course!) Photoshop Restoration & Retouching 2nd Edition, pp 82-83

This is a completely identical example, blown Red channel, and she shows how to "repair" the Red channel using the Channel mixer.
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Old 04-19-2004, 12:07 PM
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Instead of talking about it, I did it!

I opened Eismann on p82 and followed the instructions. Using the Green channel alone didn't give me exactly the effect I liked, so I created a mix of 50% Red 50% Green and a Constant of -10% which I hoped would cure the blown channel.

This gives us a little girl with beautiful Brown eyes instead of Black. Surprise! Also my critique of her upper lip just evaporated and I even think that the shadow behind the collar tag has miraculously returned.

Incredible.

Oh yes, I added another Curve layer, slightly adjusting Red.

Hey, this was fun!
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:14 AM
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Good job there, Rexx. I went all out. I got her book and the 3 dvd set. My wife will kill me when her finds the bill.
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:50 AM
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Hi there Pvt

I'd just like to know, what's the real colour of her eyes and hair? I just did tricks with adjustments layers and a nice colour appeared, but it may not be the correct one!

Apart from that, it was really easy. I've never tried this trick before!

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Old 04-21-2004, 03:38 AM
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Hers hair and eyes are brown. I wish I know how to show you the print because it different of the web version. I guess I have to use the option
save for the web. Rexx, tell us how you did it.

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Old 04-21-2004, 06:09 AM
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Hers hair and eyes are brown.
Good. That means at least I didn't "invent" the colour.
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I wish I know how to show you the print because it different of the web version.
Unfortunately, that is practically impossible. We're talking Colour Calibration and Management, and it's almost as complex alone as the whole of retouching But at your rate (and if the wife doesn't catch you ) you will sooner or later get to and master that too
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I guess I have to use the option
save for the web. Rexx, tell us how you did it.
Sorry, no Save tricks or options will be able to show exactly what you got on paper. Just be happy that you have a paper copy that is satisfying. After all, it is your picture, not ours!
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