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help please PAGEANT PHOTOS

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Old 03-08-2010, 08:46 PM
sweetbrunette00 sweetbrunette00 is offline
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help please PAGEANT PHOTOS

my dd is competiting in pageants we have someone that does her pictures for us, but they are nto as "glitzy" and quality needed to actually go in the big leagues, i know many ppl disapprove and vocalize their opinions i respect everyones opinions so please only helpful things to say no negative things on my post i'm very frustrated i seem to search and can hardly find anything and i cant find anything on youtube about it no tutorials little helps i need a high glitz photo tutorial!
any help is appricaited can reply on here or to my email
thank you so much for ur future help!
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:07 PM
BillFrey BillFrey is offline
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Re: help please PAGEANT PHOTOS

Although I disapprove of the glitz look, one still needs to know one's art program (i.e. Photoshop) well in order to get the result you are looking for.

For example, the glitz photos that I have seen would require one to:

Improve brightness, contrast, skin color, overall color adjustments.

Facial sculpting.

Blur the skin to look doll-like.

Whiten and enlarge eyes, replace iris and/or pupils, apply eyelashes.

Shape eyebrows.

Remove stray hairs and add volume/curls.

Change lips, replace teeth.

Add catchlights to eyes/lips/hair.


Create hair/clothing ornaments (beads/bows/other decor) from child's clothing.

Head gear (hat/feather/bows) replacement/addition.

Crop and rotate photo.

Background replacement.

These are just of few of the skills that one would use for a glitz photo.

In reading some of the threads here at RetouchPro, many of the mothers are frustrated in finding a good retoucher and those that are available 'charge too much.' It's just like any other skill, one has to pay for the skilled photoshopper.

Simply, one can't read a tutorial and learn how to do the glitz look. It takes time, practice, and an artist's eye.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:36 PM
slash-5 slash-5 is offline
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Re: help please PAGEANT PHOTOS

Dear OP. Please use proper punctuation. I couldn't even finish your post to find out what you need. Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:00 AM
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Re: help please PAGEANT PHOTOS

Not another one of these please.
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:07 AM
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Re: help please PAGEANT PHOTOS

I could try and edit them for you if you would like =) My email is
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:06 PM
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Re: help please PAGEANT PHOTOS

And let me guess. You don't pay the photographer anything either...?
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