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Old 01-04-2009, 02:13 PM
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hey all, noob here, help? :D

Hey everyone, I've been using adobe photoshop 7.0 for a couple of weeks now and I am just starting to learn basic techniques. I posted an introduction thread in the salon if anyone wants to see

I took what I thought was a great picture but the flash from the camera totally ruined it. I worked on it for a while and i got it to this. Here are the two pictures the first is what it looked like when I took it, the second is what i made it look like using photoshop. Any input, suggestions, help, or fixes would make me really happy hehe

here they are, the camera i used is where the huge flash is, hopefully someone can help me get rid of that.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:58 PM
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Re: hey all, noob here, help? :D

Unfortunately you can't do much more to salvage that myspace self-portrait. The flash has blown-out a good portion of your face and you will find it impossible to extract any more detail... it's gone for good... sorry.

I'd recommend taking a new shot with the camera farther from your face.... or turn off the flash if you are set on having a pic of yourself in the mirror with your camera.

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Old 01-04-2009, 04:26 PM
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Re: hey all, noob here, help? :D

I was being bothered by a friend and didn't even notice where I was holding the camera :P. Thanks for the advice (i dont use myspace :P). any opinions or thoughts as to how my little edit job looks though? I find it sharper and easier on the eyes
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:10 PM
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Re: hey all, noob here, help? :D

Just out of curiosity...Why spend 20 minutes in photoshop when you could take two minutes to walk back to the bedroom and do it right? You would end up with a better end product and less time and effort.

Heck for that matter you could have reviewed the shot on the lcd and realized what happened and corrected then and there.

But yes, your edit is an improvment.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:43 PM
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Re: hey all, noob here, help? :D

Well I thought it would be a good way to learn a new technique/method (getting rid of a flash). It also allowed me to improve my very very basic skills using photoshop :P

thanks for the input though
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:27 PM
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LOL! Got rid of flash!
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