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Creative Portraits: Kids sitting on grass

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Old 10-17-2005, 04:38 AM
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Creative Portraits: Kids sitting on grass

Found this photo over at Morgue File and thought you all may like to have a go...! Have fun.
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Old 10-17-2005, 02:59 PM
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sometimes you're just missing a caption

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Old 10-17-2005, 03:02 PM
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Thought a new bg might brighten things up. These kids don't look too happy. Probably would rather be running through the woods in jeans.

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Old 10-18-2005, 10:52 AM
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Cute caption, Craig, but as one with a daughter not much older than our co-subject, I'm already nervous about "all the little sailors" in the neighborhood!

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Steve... The BG replacement is a definite improvement. Wish I'd used yours.

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Mine:
* Started by applying Levels to the background to bring out the foilage
* Merged the Levels adjustment onto a new layer and named it "Base."
* Duplicated Base.
* Applied Paint Engine's Arctic setting (www.FantasticMachines.com)
* Duplicated Base again and dragged above Arctic layer.
* Applied KPT Pyramid Painter (note: Photoshop Dry Brush or Xero Carrivagio would work about as well) to simplify the image a bit
* Added a hide all layer mask and painted with white to reveal detail where needed
* Duplicated image, flattened and saved.
* Opened in Painter and applied "Just add water" and "Grainy blender" strokes
* Saved and closed
* Opened in Photoshop again
* Sharpened a bit
* Applied Hue/Saturation adjustment (boost saturation) and fine tuned colors using Selective Color
* Added edge frame

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Old 10-18-2005, 11:11 AM
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Danny, you are getting better every day.

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Old 10-18-2005, 11:24 AM
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Danny, you are getting better every day.
Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

Now, if I could only get my wife to say the same thing! (I'm afraid no Painter or PS tutorial to the rescue in that regard! )
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Old 10-18-2005, 11:39 AM
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Thanks Danny...much appreciated.

Here's another try using everything in the original. But they still don't look happy. 8-)

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Steve... The BG replacement is a definite improvement. Wish I'd used yours. Danny~
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Old 10-18-2005, 06:50 PM
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Craig, Steve and Danny - well done! In the larger resolution photo the little lass isn't sad at all, there's a hint of a smile there...!
The little lad looks a bit nonplussed however!?
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:12 AM
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hehe, danny. yes, but that's what little girls are for, to drive daddys crazy with worry

and i like your rendition, btw. very subtle.

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Old 10-19-2005, 12:10 PM
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Thank you...and as for the unhappy part, well I'll concede nonplussed, and maybe uncomfortable. 8-)

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Craig, Steve and Danny - well done! In the larger resolution photo the little lass isn't sad at all, there's a hint of a smile there...!
The little lad looks a bit nonplussed however!?
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