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Old 07-09-2006, 08:37 PM
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Cool need help on how to reduce weight ...

Hey eveyone..
I really would lke to know on how i can reduce the some small weight problems on pictures and what program would do that exactly... Im new with this, so I am pretty much lost! I have several pictures that my bridesmaid arms and face expression seem fuller then the usual.. how can i reduce that appearance i make her look slimmer.. THank YOu
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:37 PM
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an example would go a long way but i can understand there be some problems posting images concerning weight..

The liquify tool can go a long way here as well as using the pen tool to create smooth curves..
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:12 PM
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The very generalised nature of your question makes it nigh impossible to give you a definite answer. Anyhow, welcome to RetouchPRO! if you hang around here awhile you are guaranteed to learn truckloads(and probably get addicted to this site as I have). Back to the point, there are numerous ways and numerous graphics programs out there to acheive what you require,and we are a helpful bunch here so you might end up swamped, so might be best to narrow down the field a bit...what graphics program (if any) do you already have access to? I'd say most of us 'round here use Adobe Photoshop of some flavour or another. Also if you could post the image here that might be helpful too Here's some info about posting images A browse through the tutorial section HERE may also be helpful for you.
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:12 PM
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I usually end up using liquify in PS to do this as well. If you wanted to post a photo, maybe just post the portion with the arm and not the face...then we can experiment and see what will work best for your situation.

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Old 07-09-2006, 10:19 PM
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Welcome to RP!
As others have indicated, Photoshop's Liquify Filter can produce good results, but depending on you image and what surrounds the subject you want to thin, you may also find that Photoshop's Warp tool (under the Edit>Transform Menu) and the Filter>Distort>Lens Correction may both be very effective.
Regards, Murray
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:45 AM
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For small problems, just changing the shadows and highlights will make a huge difference
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:33 PM
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nancy good point.. very often a softlight layer and painting shadows out with a white brush works miracles on chins, bulges, cleavage, etc, etc..
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