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Old 08-18-2005, 09:35 AM
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Cute pic of Bride and daughter...

I love this pic I took at a friends wedding in June... but how do I improve it?
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:48 AM
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Quick Idea, the brick wall seems to dominate, so I adjusted levels and slightly gaussian blurred the wall - 10 sec fix. Need to ensure the cuteness and innocence of the pic remain
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:10 AM
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Straightened the image and cropped tighter with a small levels adjustment. The image looks good not much needs to be changed
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:12 AM
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Agree with Cas thats a great idea.
I wouldnt do too much to this picture at all its a great composition, and retouching too heavily may spoil it. Super job!
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:45 AM
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the wall provides great contrast when the levels are set, so then blurring it, defers the foreground but still provides a great contrast - go figure
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:26 AM
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PhotoB,

Love your picture too!

A different take - You might want to check out this link/tutorial, it came to mind when I saw your pic.

www.photoshopuser.com/how/

Have fun,

Annabel
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:26 AM
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I was wondering why no one tried to remove that water drain thingy on the daughter’s side of the image.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:53 AM
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Or you could use a very slight blur and instead of the often done deasturate, use a color, I sued a tone of blue and orange to give a cool and warm look. Once masked you can play with whatever suits. I also removed the pipe from the wall this time.

LOL I did not see the post above as I was busy editing so just funny I removed what was mentioned
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:29 PM
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Wow!! Thanks for all the suggestions! And you know, I never even saw the pipe in the wall.
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Old 08-18-2005, 02:06 PM
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i always ask myself, 'what's the real picture i want in this image?'. and for me, in this picture, it was pretty obvious. so, i cropped for it.

i then doubled the size.

i then sharpened and used the digital cameral noise cleanup tool.

i then ran Fast Fix on it for a bit more contrast and a slight increase on saturation.

then i framed it.

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