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03/05/2008 10:39:36 PM · #1
Hey everyone, I need some help. I'm getting married soon, and my sister recently took our engagement photos. The pictures turned out awesome on screen. The problem I have is that I'm VERY white and my fiancee is black. When the pictures print, my fiancee comes out very dark. Currently I have Gimp and Irfanview. What's the quickest, easiest way to lighten up the fiancee a bit without totally washing me out? Step-by-step help would be awesome. I'm attaching a smaller copy of the original so you know what we're working with.

Thanks in advance!

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03/05/2008 10:45:49 PM · #2
sent a pm
03/06/2008 12:19:57 AM · #3
OK, this is going to sound REALLY stupid. I can't figure out where the PM is!!!
03/06/2008 12:20:51 AM · #4
should have been send to the email address you use
03/06/2008 12:20:57 AM · #5
awwwwwwww, you two are so cute!

You're pm should be in your email. :)

03/06/2008 12:24:14 AM · #6
Ok, as soon as I posted, I figured it out. I never changed my email address to my new one.

Thanks for thinking we're cute! I think so too! ;-)
03/06/2008 12:29:10 AM · #7
That's an awesome shot. And congratulations!
03/06/2008 03:46:18 AM · #8

Hows this?

Message edited by Manic - please keep images under 500px and 30kb, or post links or thumbs instead.
03/06/2008 03:51:42 AM · #9
or this?


Message edited by Manic - please keep images under 500px and 30kb, or post links or thumbs instead.
03/06/2008 01:29:37 PM · #10
Hi Squishy,

Please click below for my attempt. Let me know what you think.


03/06/2008 02:34:20 PM · #11
Hi Lila,

There is a lot that can be done, but not in Irfanview, as both of your skin tones kinda need their own separate post-processing. I have no idea about what to do in Gimp, as I've never used it.

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In Photoshop, his skin was lightened mostly with the shadow/highlight tool and a toned B&W applied over in a light adjustment layer. I added the glow effect to soften overall, as the original is very pixelated and of such small file size (41Kb) and did some sharpening with a custom USM action and also manually blurred some parts to lessen the jpeg artifacts in the original you linked to. (btw - you look soooo happy there - congrats!)

Message edited by author 2008-03-06 14:35:20.
03/06/2008 05:49:04 PM · #12
I did a version too. [thumb]655290[/thumb]

Message edited by author 2008-03-06 17:50:57.
03/06/2008 07:58:21 PM · #13
Cool, everyone! Thanks!!!
03/06/2008 11:40:00 PM · #14
My attempt:


03/07/2008 12:05:50 AM · #15
Originally posted by mad_brewer:

My attempt:



I've had a look at the photos above and I really like this one as your fiances face has detail without getting lost in the shadows.
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