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Old 03-23-2005, 05:03 PM
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what would you do?

Hi,
I posted a messege a few days ago about retouching my daughters picture for a pageant and was wondering if some of you could play with it and see what you come up with? Im new to retouching and dont know where to start. Thanks so much
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Old 03-23-2005, 05:28 PM
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Hi indiancreekmom and welcome I checked your other post as well and cannot find where the picture has been uploaded. If you posted it again I am sure you will find there are many around here that will be happy to help you.
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:59 AM
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sorry

Sorry about that I forgot to upload it lol
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:33 PM
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I've never attempted to glamourize anything before, so this is an atypical attempt in PS for me. Please excuse!

I honestly can't reiterate what steps I took to get here. I worked at it thoughtlessly and tried some different ( for me ) approaches.

Anyway.....

T
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:16 PM
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What a gorgeous little girl!!!

Hello Hun

Being in England i find it hard to understand why a little girl goes into pageants, sorry i just do, but i did this picture anyhow.

She is a beautiful looking little girl and her natural beauty i think doesn't need cosmetics.

I took the vibrant pink from the melon piece on her dress and added this for the lips and cheeks, and the vibrant green for her eyeshadow, and then made her eyelashes longer using a brush i got from trimoons cd.

I added the original next to the one i did.
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:13 PM
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indiancreekmom, she is indeed a beautiful little girl. Before I try to retouch this please explain what kind of results you are looking for.

Alan
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:05 PM
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Hi,
It has to be like she looks like a china doll or something, the one I saw that they showed me like they like didnt even look like a real child it looked like a baby doll or something.Im just not having any luck I cant seem to figure out how they do it lol
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:27 PM
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Hmmmmm,

This one appears to have been worked on already. I did some work, but ended up with a 1.5 MB file. Saving for web reduced it to 325 K, but it was highly posterized, so I did not upload.

What did people do to address the compression issues??

Sean
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:32 PM
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I colorized red a little
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:46 PM
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Thanks for posting this photo for us to practice (and learn) on. I have never tried anything like this before so it has been a totaly cool learning experience.

One of the first things I would suggest is to go read the great tutorial on layer masks posted by vikki, find it here.



Here's what I did:
  • I googled for childrens pageant pictures
  • Duplicated the BG layer and applied gaussian blur filter, turned this layer into a layer mask, filled the mask with black and painted with a white brush at low opacity to smooth the skin.
  • I filled four seperate blank layers with the colors I wanted to add as the young lady's makeup and turned them all into layer masks. (all these colors were drawn from the photo such as her dress, the watermelon, her hair.
  • I painted the colors in using white on the layer masks with very low brush opacity and flow.
  • Adjusted the colors with blending modes and layer opacity.

Mine is probably not great and I know it's not perfect but If you have other photos to compare with this method could help you. Hopefully someone else will come on with a better method...then we can both learn.

Alan
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