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Old 03-17-2007, 01:14 AM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

I also know nothing about what is required for pageant photos, but figured I'd give it a go also.

1. Did a curves adjustment layer to brighten the image.
2. Created a new background by sampling colors from the original photo and using render clouds. Then added cross-hatch brush strokes, blurred, added a bit of noise.
3. Extracted the baby onto his own layer above the new background using a layer mask.
4. Used a blank layer to clone and heal as needed.
5. Used ByRo's skin degrunging technique to smooth skin (check out tutorial section of this site).
6. To enhance the eyes I just hand-painted new pupils, added catch lights, and a highlight of the eye color.
7. Dodged & burned to highlight eyes and face, darken eyelashes & eyebrows, etc.
8. Added a color balance layer to play with the overall tone of the image.
9. Sharpened as last step.
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:16 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

Wanted to give this a try too.

Did levels adj., masked out background, added a fill layer with difference clouds and crosshatch; dodged skin, copied eyelashes from his right eye onto his left eye. Think that's it.
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:34 PM
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:10 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

Hi, gave this a try.
I used the blur/surface blur a try on the skin.
Used Liquify to change shape of the mouth and eye brows.
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:49 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

Gave this a try.

Replaced background--render clouds
Smoothed skin
Liquify filter to lift corners of the mouth
Color adjustment -LAB


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I looked at some online pageant photos and decided to add a second photo with the skin more processed. Can't say that I really like this type of look.

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Old 03-17-2007, 10:43 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

Decided to go a little more over the top than most
Smart Blur at 50% opacity
Background Change to Clouds
Bit of Dodge and Burn on eyes and eyebrows
Levels and colour adjustment
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:40 AM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

I just love all the pictures! It's amazing how you can change it that much.

I kind of figured out how to enhance the eyes with the red eye removal but I'm having a problem with it, his eye lids are covering up part of his eyes so when I go to enhance the color, blue gets all over the top and bottom of his eye lids... what am I doing wrong? I also really like the doll looking eyes with a small pupil, how do I change the pupil size?

Another question, I still change figure out how to smooth the skin. How do you do it, you have to spell it out for me or I won't understand... LOL!

Melea

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Old 03-18-2007, 05:14 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

I would like to share my thoughts on your previous questions in your last post. I am not a retoucher--which translates--my work flow--solution may not be the most efficient.
I noted that you use Paint Shop Pro. I use either Photoshop CS2 or CS3. Usually I use CS2 as I have never installed my pulgins on CS3.

-One solution would be to use the search feature on this web site and see if any Paint Shop Pro users have responded to the topic questions.

-You mentioned the eye color going on to the skin. I believe a soft brush can make things bleed if you are near the edge. Also, the best thing would be to make the area you are working on a selection by using a mask --marquee selection. The color would stop at the edge of the selection.

-I am attaching an eye that has had the pupil reduced and enlarged. To reduce I selected the pupil size I wanted and then inverted the selection and cloned up to the selection. To enlarge I set my brush size to the pupil size I wanted and painted in with black. I used a reduced opacity and then by clicking I could darken it as much as I wanted.

-For skin smoothing I would suggest you enter the topic in the search feature and you should find ample information. I like the degrunge tutorial on this web site.

How much of this will work with Paint Shop Pro, I'm sorry, but I don't know.

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Old 03-18-2007, 11:32 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

Here is a link to a PSP8 file that shows one option for skin smoothing.
1. Histogram + hue/saturation/lightness adjustment
2. Gaussian blur
3. Mask layer painted w/black brush (opacity 15%)
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:05 AM
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Ohh a boy don't get many of them, and he is such a cutie.
I do a lot of retouching on ebay and have had head taken off for my photos here. but it is what it is. I can't wait to play with it.

here a link to my my page to see some of my work.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...8481&rd=1&rd=1

I post a pic in the moring, off to bed now.

ailey
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