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Old 12-05-2008, 01:12 PM
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Need help with photos

Hi all I am new and not great at anything yet but would love to have some ideas on what was best to do with a photo thanks Pat
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:02 PM
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Re: Need help with photos

Hello and welcome Lolli

you will learn loads here and will soon come up with some ideas yourself

but

firstly could you repost your image a bit bigger it is too small for us here if you need any help with that read this
Then a few people may well jump in

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Old 12-05-2008, 02:18 PM
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Re: Need help with photos

i agree with palms1

Bigger image please
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:37 PM
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Re: Need help with photos

sorry abouut this but not sure how to get pic bigger but still able to load here help?
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:48 PM
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Re: Need help with photos

hope this works
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:33 PM
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Re: Need help with photos

Well Pat, welcome and thanks for posting. You did not say what software package you are using. It could depend on that.

If Photoshop at CS3 or above, then I would try just opening the image in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) first. It can be found by clicking File... Browse... which opens Bridge. Then navigate to the file and right click to open in ACR.

ACR offers many adjustments. Stick to the first tab if you are just starting out in ACR.

I'll come back and throw out a sample after dinner !
(done - just realize it's done with your thumbnail, upsampled, adjusted, then downsampled again... that's a lot of pixel loss.)
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:42 PM
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Hello Lolli,

I don't know if you ever got help on this picture or not. If you did not here is one of many simple quick fixes you may do in Photoshop. Open the image, copy the background layer and set the new layers blend mode to screen. You will notice a huge improvement right away. From there you may adjust the new layers opacity to adjust the lightening effect. You may also do I as did in the attached sample and use a layer mask to keep the sunset the original tone. This should get you started.

I hope this helps!
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:33 PM
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Re: Need help with photos

I opened the file in raw & did most of the corrections there. Then did some minor levels adjustment w/opacity 50%.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:50 PM
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Just an idea.

Pretty young Lady!
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:49 AM
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Re: Need help with photos

Hi Lolli,

It's really a low resolution file as mentioned so it isn't going to show as well on the posts as it would on the real file. But it gives you an idea of where I was going

She has beautiful eyes that really sparkle.

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