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09/03/2011 10:39:35 PM · #1
Is there anyway to fix the eyes in this picture. I haven't photoshopped much in a while and am feeling a little gun shy.

Buffy

Thank you in advance. We shot this picture around dusk. No flash used, so it's not a flash problem. The only thing I can think of is to put something over here to kind of block the light from the sky.

Message edited by author 2011-09-03 22:45:00.
09/03/2011 10:42:34 PM · #2
Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

Is there anyway to fix the eyes in this picture. I haven't photoshopped much in a while and am feeling a little gun shy.

Buffy


Can you post a larger image so someone can attempt and let you know? At 600px it's so small to do much to detailed stuff.
09/03/2011 10:49:14 PM · #3
Add a little vignette to darken the edges, brighten and sharpen the eyes a little bit to draw more attention to the face. Looks great!
09/03/2011 10:52:26 PM · #4
Buffy

Sure thing! Thanks Matt!

Message edited by author 2011-09-03 22:52:58.
09/03/2011 10:55:43 PM · #5
How do you do a vignette? I'm working in Photoshop 7. I guess that makes a difference. A friend keeps promising to give me CS, but hasn't gotten around to it yet. :p
09/03/2011 11:19:45 PM · #6
Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

How do you do a vignette? I'm working in Photoshop 7. I guess that makes a difference. A friend keeps promising to give me CS, but hasn't gotten around to it yet. :p


1. make new, empty layer. Set layer mode to "multiply" and check the box for "Fill with multiply-neutral color (white) when you make it.
2. choose the gradient tool in the tools palette.
3. in the tool bar along the top click the gradient to get the drop-down choices, and choose "foreground to transparent" for your gradient.
4. in the tools palette make sure the color picker is set to black as foreground color.
5. draw down from the top edge to about a third of the way, holding down "shift" key to constrain to vertical drag.
6. repeat step 5 for each of the other edges.
7. fade the layer opacity in the layers palette to mute the effect to where you want it.

Takes a lot longer to type this than it does to do it :-)

R.
09/03/2011 11:34:36 PM · #7
If you have Picasa (free from Google) open your picture, choose edit in Picnik from the basic editing menu, then in Picnik choose Effects from the bar at the top, then go down to Vignette, which has sliders and color choices. Really, really easy. Then save to Picasa as a new version.
09/03/2011 11:37:30 PM · #8
Are you thinking something like this?
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If so I just used dodge and burn.

ETA: we are just talking about the eyes right? I didn't do anything else to the rest of the photo.

Message edited by author 2011-09-03 23:39:33.
09/03/2011 11:57:00 PM · #9
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

How do you do a vignette? I'm working in Photoshop 7. I guess that makes a difference. A friend keeps promising to give me CS, but hasn't gotten around to it yet. :p


1. make new, empty layer. Set layer mode to "multiply" and check the box for "Fill with multiply-neutral color (white) when you make it.
2. choose the gradient tool in the tools palette.
3. in the tool bar along the top click the gradient to get the drop-down choices, and choose "foreground to transparent" for your gradient.
4. in the tools palette make sure the color picker is set to black as foreground color.
5. draw down from the top edge to about a third of the way, holding down "shift" key to constrain to vertical drag.
6. repeat step 5 for each of the other edges.
7. fade the layer opacity in the layers palette to mute the effect to where you want it.

Takes a lot longer to type this than it does to do it :-)

R.

Hmmm ... I set the gradient option to "Foreground to Transparent" and check the "Reverse" box, then use the Eliptical Gradient tool to draw outwards from the center.

Rather than create a new Layer and fill with black, I create the gradient in a new Channel (creating a "selection"), and then use that as a mask for a Curves adjustment layer to darken the outside area as desired.
09/04/2011 01:21:00 AM · #10
Originally posted by jomari:

If you have Picasa (free from Google) open your picture, choose edit in Picnik from the basic editing menu, then in Picnik choose Effects from the bar at the top, then go down to Vignette, which has sliders and color choices. Really, really easy. Then save to Picasa as a new version.


' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/95000-99999/97225/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_971050.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/95000-99999/97225/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_971050.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' I did the above, vignette on default settings. That's all I did and it took a matter of seconds.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/95000-99999/97225/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_971054.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/95000-99999/97225/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_971054.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' This time, still with Picnik, I used the exposure adjustment and sharpen, then I used the vignette with some slider adjustment.

Message edited by author 2011-09-04 01:31:17.
09/04/2011 09:00:58 AM · #11
Thank you. I'm going to have to download this Picasa.
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