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    This is a picture of my niece after she danced with her father at her sweet sixteen party, I thought it was beautiful, but I would like to make it into a high key black and white photo but I am having trouble blowing out the background so i can it into hight key photo any help I would appreciate thank you
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    Re: crying girl after dancing with her father

    Well, the attached is a bit low resolution for us to to attempt to send you anything. But, it looks like a simple selection with either basic technique. I personally would use the pen tool, or quick mask. Inverse, feather a tad, done. At that point, use maybe any of various methods... curves is an obvious choice. Otherwise just add a color fill adj. layer, black, adjust opacity. Maybe a little extra in that lower left corner.

    Can you be more specific as to what problems you're having ? Otherwise, it's hard to add much more.

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    • #3
      Re: crying girl after dancing with her father

      First image
      three screen layers with the highlights on the dress, arm, face masked at 50%
      combined all layers into new layer
      copied new layer.. put new white layer between the combined and copied @ 50% opacity
      desaturated the copy and combined layers
      extract girl on top layer
      new layer, combine all
      copy combined layer
      dust and scratch @ 2 (masked girl)
      New softlight white layer
      combined all
      noise removal and sharpen


      Second image = all the above with Imagenomic Portraiture High Key added

      Yours should look a whole lot better using a higher resolution picture
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      • #4
        Re: crying girl after dancing with her father

        Sweet photo but way to small to do much with at this end !

        isolated the girl and instead of lighting the background darkened then done a orton technique and cropped

        mind you must be one of the first times i havent had to reduce a file size

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        • #5
          Re: crying girl after dancing with her father

          heres my go at it. Had a fews mins.
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          • #6
            Re: crying girl after dancing with her father

            Is it only me or is the original beautiful just the way it is?
            Many a mentor has always said, if its not broke, don't fix it.

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            • #7
              Re: crying girl after dancing with her father

              I also like the color picture better!

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              • #8
                Re: crying girl after dancing with her father

                Thank you for all your help I was trying to get a high key black and white photo something like a light sketch. I guess it the wrong type of picture

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                • #9
                  Re: crying girl after dancing with her father

                  The original already looks good. All those persons without head and the girl crying, giving her back to that people draws a very strong symbolism of lonelyness and lack of understanding from people to her.

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                  • #10
                    Re: crying girl after dancing with her father

                    Originally posted by rosierosierosie View Post
                    Thank you for all your help I was trying to get a high key black and white photo something like a light sketch. I guess it the wrong type of picture
                    Tried a sketchy look using a combination of different sketches and style from an older version of Alien Skin Snap Art.

                    One with a little color then desaturated
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