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08/26/2005 04:47:08 PM · #1
I am lloking to possibly print a 5x7 of this photo and also put it on the web. I would appreciate any tips on how to make it look better.

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Also if someone could tell me why my link is not working here

Message edited by alansfreed - Really fixed thumbnail.
08/26/2005 04:50:43 PM · #2
sorry......wrong post

Message edited by author 2005-08-26 16:51:02.
08/26/2005 04:51:49 PM · #3
When adding a thumbnail, just click the thumbnail icon (the icon furthest to the right) and add ONLY the image number (in this case, 223064). Viola!
08/26/2005 05:00:32 PM · #4
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Curves to color correct (select midtone)
Shadow/Highlight to bring out detail in the hair
Boost sat on trees and sky, correct skin tones a little
08/26/2005 05:04:18 PM · #5
One thing that I have learned is; go into levels and press alt and drag the darkest part of the levels to where you can barely see here eyes comming in. (You'll know what I mean when you do this) I have just started playing with PS so that all I can give you. Sorry.
08/26/2005 05:05:25 PM · #6
Originally posted by strangeghost:

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Curves to color correct (select midtone)
Shadow/Highlight to bring out detail in the hair
Boost sat on trees and sky, correct skin tones a little


The "colour corrected" version you have posted has a very, very strong red colour cast on my monitor (which is pretty well calibrated I believe).
08/26/2005 05:06:22 PM · #7
Originally posted by Kavey:

Originally posted by strangeghost:

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Curves to color correct (select midtone)
Shadow/Highlight to bring out detail in the hair
Boost sat on trees and sky, correct skin tones a little


The "colour corrected" version you have posted has a very, very strong red colour cast on my monitor (which is pretty well calibrated I believe).


I 2nd that
08/26/2005 05:13:37 PM · #8
Originally posted by Kavey:

The "colour corrected" version you have posted has a very, very strong red colour cast on my monitor (which is pretty well calibrated I believe).


Oops. Too much saturation?
08/26/2005 05:16:46 PM · #9
Might have been a colorspace problem. Someone check it now.
08/26/2005 05:18:17 PM · #10
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How's this?

Very small edits:....
sharpen 50% r=1 or 2
slight lighten
variations add red and yellow, by 5 each (repeated)
selected background and used softing blur (repeated)
selected some areas of skin and again used softening blur to mattify and soften
08/26/2005 05:21:19 PM · #11
Originally posted by strangeghost:

Might have been a colorspace problem. Someone check it now.

Still reddish to me.
08/26/2005 05:21:41 PM · #12
Originally posted by PollyBean:

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How's this?

Very orangey (on my monitor).
08/26/2005 05:23:20 PM · #13
That'd be the yellow and red, Corel enhanced suntan!
08/26/2005 05:24:34 PM · #14
Originally posted by PollyBean:

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How's this?

Very small edits:....
sharpen 50% r=1 or 2
slight lighten
variations add red and yellow, by 5 each (repeated)
selected background and used softing blur (repeated)
selected some areas of skin and again used softening blur to mattify and soften


This is looking pretty well, although I see areas around her mouth that may need blurring too.

I agree with everyone about the other one looking red.

I like the way the highlights in her hair are coming out.

Is the light on her right cheek bothering anyone( or was it before I pointed it out?)
08/26/2005 06:08:27 PM · #15
Originally posted by Kavey:

Originally posted by PollyBean:

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How's this?

Very orangey (on my monitor).


This is getting there, I think it's a little too harsh for a portait still.

08/26/2005 06:09:45 PM · #16


here's my latest attempt, comments please?

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Message edited by author 2005-08-26 18:34:31.
08/26/2005 06:44:03 PM · #17
very carefully:

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08/26/2005 07:23:23 PM · #18
Here's my take...
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08/26/2005 07:23:38 PM · #19
Animated so you cna see the changes easier.
I know i did a lot which probably was not needed. but i tried to make it look the best I could. Too over the top?
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Message edited by author 2005-08-26 19:24:28.
08/26/2005 07:32:56 PM · #20
Originally posted by kirbic:

Here's my take...
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Kirbic,
You're take seems to have the most natural skin tone to me. Care to share steps you took?

Rusch, I didn't get the animation, it didn't come through.

Johndavid, oh, come on.... LOL, your model is pretty, but she has serious neck problems.. she should see a doc.
08/26/2005 07:36:23 PM · #21
I just finished putting the details on the pic :-)
I adjusted the skin tones using curves. My goal was to retain the look of the late light while avoiding oversaturationof the reds. I think I did actually use a tiny tweak of hue/sat to slightly reduce saturation of reds as well, now that I think of it.
I'm actually amazed that it came out well, I edited it on my laptop, usually a prescription for disaster!
08/26/2005 07:45:56 PM · #22
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This is my very quick attempt.

Auto levels/contrast/colour
Brightness/Contrast adjustment
Adjust curves/history brush, highlight eyes
Burned the background
08/26/2005 10:00:57 PM · #23
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08/26/2005 11:01:11 PM · #24
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08/26/2005 11:10:47 PM · #25
Cool animation - I can see it.
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