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Old 03-16-2007, 04:04 AM
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Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

My son is going to be in a pageant in April. I have read about how alot of people don't agree with the look... well me either. It is a little creepy but its only one division of the pageant. If you want to place, you NEED these photos. Me personally, since I have a son and not a little girl. I don't have to worry about the "fake doll" look so much. The only reason I'm making a new thread about more pageant photos is because I can only find information about making the photos girly.

I have Paint Shop Pro 8. I have no idea how to enhance his photo. This is what I want done. My camera is Kodak Easy Share.

Enhance his eyes, not as fake as most pageant photos and a few eye lashes since he doesn't have many but NOT girly!

Smooth out his skin

Change the background

Boys I'm sure are much easier than girls but I'm still VERY VERY new to all of this.

Even if someone on here would like to retouch for me in a high enough resolution that I can get a very good quality print (8x10) for a small price, that would be GREAT!

Remember, I'm new so I would need step by step instructions... more or less, talk to me like I'm a child... LOL!
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:52 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

I believe it would be helpful if you posted the picture that you wanted retouched. You can always send a hi-res copy to the individual that will be doing the final work.

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Old 03-16-2007, 03:23 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...tonpageant.jpg

Sorry, I don't know how to put a picture on here any way but this one.

This is the picture I took yesterday outside on a cloudy day. I didn't have my flash on and it was the first picture I took... go figure the one I love is the only one I did without my flash on.

Is there any way to fix it?

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Old 03-16-2007, 05:02 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

I had a little go at this... but I'm a Brit, so I'm not really au fait with what's required for pageant photos.

Removed background
Adjusted levels and saturation (I may have overdone the saturation part!)
smoothed skin slightly
enhanced eyelashes slightly
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:23 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

I'm wanting to learn pageant retouching to
still have along way to go

but here my try
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:03 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

LOVE IT! I've spent around 8 hours total trying to retouch another picture that seemed easier. Ill post that so you can see the before and after, still working on it but I have no idea how to change the background....

Is there any way to get the skin tone and eyes from the first retouched one and the clothes, background from the second one?? Or even if you could use the blue background instead of the black... LOVE the blue.... lol!

GREAT JOB both of you! How did you do it?

Here is my attempt, I had NO IDEA how to change the tone of the picture, I had just been working on clone to retouch the spots that were perfect.


http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...NTENHANCED.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...100_1178-1.jpg

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Old 03-16-2007, 07:33 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

I used PS CS to work on the photo

I cut it out with GML Matting

made the back ground by taking colors of off the shirt (light/dark areas) then making an empty layer and filled it with MuRa's Meister Cloud Fliter


didn't do much to his skin just cloned out a little place on his chin

then upped the color of the eyes

add a levels adj. layer and curves adj. layer

and filtered with neat image

then flatened the image and saved for web

still playing around with this pic
I incressed the saturation on the clothes
and did a tighter crop
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:02 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

Hi Mommy2Carston.

Welcome to Retouch Pro

I (like John) know nothing about Pageant photos but the image did need some corrections

Levels Adjusted
Replaced Background
Curves to adjust colour
I also used a heavy dose of Neat Image which may help towards a pageant photo

Hope this Helps.

Ken.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:00 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

Do you have any idea how to enhance the eyes with paint shop pro 8?

Also, is their an easier way to smooth out the skin besides using the clone feature?
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:31 PM
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Re: Pageant enhanced photo for a baby boy?

Levels Adjustment
background replacement
color correction
"Portraiture" plug in
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