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Old 06-04-2004, 09:20 PM
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That one belongs in the tip section Vikki. Thanks very much. It really works!

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Old 06-04-2004, 09:23 PM
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Thanks Vikki, I'm going to give it a try right now. Sounds like something i can use to improve myself.
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:22 PM
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I tried it and it works great, thank you so very much Vikki. Sending you an attachment for you to check my work per your instructions.
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Old 06-05-2004, 08:05 AM
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Wayne, the coloring is much better, however......
I hope you don't mind a critique, as I must comment on the photo in general.
Your retouched image has a strange look. It actually looks like you used the red channel, converted it to grayscale, and colored the image. There is a muddiness about the image. If you compare the two below, you'll see the one on the right has more definition and the coloring is more natural. To my eyes, the image quality itself looks better. Of course this is just my opinion, and we all see things differently. And just another personal preference...I'm not sure the bright cyan background and highlight to her dress is the most flattering color. (I could be biased about this though, as I almost hate that color)
I'm curious about your thoughts on this, and also, what methods did you use to achieve your results?
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Old 06-05-2004, 09:49 AM
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Vikki,
I don't mind at all about your critique of my photo, in fact i welcome it. I thought i had followed your instructions carefully but as i was preceding i did lose track of some of the things i was doing. I will do it over and see what i come up with. With the photos sitting side by side i can see where yours is so much of an improvement over mine, as mine does look muddy. This time also i will keep track of what steps i'm am taking and not wonder off.
And again Vikki thank you so very much for taking your time with me, I am a newbe with this and hope to become more efficient in time.
My wife, sister-in-law, and i were in your town a couple of years ago while taking a vacation, (we live in Ca.). Stayed in Buffalo and rented a car and drove over to Nigerra Falls for a day, what a beautiful place.
Also visited you site and loved your pictures.
And now back to more practice on the photo.
Wayne
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Old 06-05-2004, 10:10 AM
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Wayne, I am interested in your steps. Maybe I can see what is causing the muddiness. I would recommend using your original image to start with.
The Falls is beautiful, but our city isn't (gracious of you to leave that out).
Canadian side is beautiful though.
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:17 PM
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Vikki, I am going to try again and write down the steps i take. I didn't have time today.
And again i want to thank you for your time, i really want to get this down.
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:40 AM
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Lost Again

Talk about seasick, i was all over the place.
Duplicated Background Layer
Added Hue/Saturation Layer
Reduced Saturation to -88
Painted on Hue/Saturation Layer (skin only)
Added a Levels Layer and then i was all over the place
I just couldn't get the beautiful brown tone or the beautiful hair like you did.
I don't know if you can make anything out of what i did but i will keep trying.

Wayne
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Old 06-06-2004, 10:46 AM
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I think this looks much better!
Looks like too much yellow in her hair. You need to make some adjustments to the blue channel (you can do this in levels).
Another thing to play around with is a Selective Color adjustment layer. You can adjust specific color there. You have to experient (great way to learn too).
(btw, I recommend setting the saturation to -100, when using the gray overlayer)
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:19 PM
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The color in this is different than Vikki's. Comments would be appreciated. This was done strictly by balancing the greys. Highlight value from the sweater: R/G/B: 252 Shadow point in hair: R/G/B: 11 Midpoint edge of sweater: R/G/B: 156. Adjusted RGB curve slightly to increase contrast.

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Dave
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