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Old 11-30-2001, 01:42 PM
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Well, here's what I came up with trying to combine the two photos. Feedback appreciated! -Jeanie
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Old 11-30-2001, 02:43 PM
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I like both, but, the bottom one has a real tug-at the-heartstrings feel to it. Perhaps play around with a little tone manipilation and, if I'm not out of line, try:
(1) duplicate layer
(2) apply a 3-5 gaussian blur
(3) add layer mask to duplicate layer( to manipulate extent and intensity of blur with step 4)
(4) Try various gradient fills and airbrush to give a soft, but focused look. Play with blending modes, too.
Excellent compositing. I hope you'll share the finished version! Good luck, Tom
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Old 11-30-2001, 03:09 PM
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Tom, no, you're definitely not out of line. If I didn't want feedback, I wouldn't have posted. Now, just so I understand what your saying, you suggest that I apply the changes to the overall photo - not one of the layers, correct? Thanks, Jeanie
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Old 11-30-2001, 03:11 PM
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I like the bottom one too. Can't wait to see the finished product. It's a shame little kids have to deal with something like that when they haven't even started to live yet.

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Old 11-30-2001, 03:26 PM
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Yep. Perhaps flatten the composit, duplicate that as a single layer and play around with tone, blending, controlled blur, etc.. Just my usual confused ramblings... Tom
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Old 11-30-2001, 03:33 PM
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I too like the bottom one Jeanie. Can't wait to see the whole thing when you're done. Looking good so far.
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Old 11-30-2001, 04:35 PM
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Thanks for the clarification Tom - and your opinions Ed & DJ. Don't know how much more I have time to work on it today (I just remembered something else I have to do - doh!) But I do promise to post the final version(s?) -Jeanie
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Old 12-15-2001, 12:32 AM
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I just realized I never posted the final version. After working with the montage for a day, I went back to a single photo but made the background simpler to allow for some text. Combining too photos made it too busy - esp. with the text added.

Anyway, I ordered 1000 postcards from a place online, then addressed and stamped them in 1.5 hours (with the help of one other person)! Hopefully people have started to receive them by now.

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Old 12-15-2001, 06:51 AM
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Wonderful job, J! Good luck and I hope you get a huge response. Tom
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Old 12-15-2001, 08:47 AM
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Hi Jeanie,

Took a look at your final version of the postcard and really liked the way it turned out.

I know you were wrestling around with various ideas, but I think this was the best way to go.

Great job- Carl
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