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Old 07-10-2008, 01:15 PM
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Did my best to improve this picture. To me there is little bit more work on it. The mom wants the dirt removed from the knee still. But this is what I have so far. The larger versions of the origanals are here
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...IMG_5465-1.jpg
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...y/IMG_5465.jpg
Curves in LAB for color saturation and contrast, masked curves to alter the lighting, cropped; copied and pasted back over RGB version, sharpened and placed a center border. Blurred and darkened the BG layer for the frame effect.
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:30 PM
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OK here is the final pic they chose. Did crop it more but left just a tad bit of the sky. Selected the whole shirt and went to hue and saturation, toned down the lightness and saturation. THen blured the back ground. Thanks for you input and advice.
mtpfamily, it was already a nice snapshot of a very cute boy. Nice work
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:05 PM
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OK here is the final pic they chose. Did crop it more but left just a tad bit of the sky. Selected the whole shirt and went to hue and saturation, toned down the lightness and saturation. THen blured the back ground. Thanks for you input and advice.
Good Job!.. You concentrated on and solved a lot of distracting things but it Looks like you forgot to wash his knee as mentioned in the first post!
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