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Sep 23, 2008 14:58 |  #1

Any suggestions, or comments, would be appreciated. The original is not quite as fuzzy. Thanks.


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Sep 23, 2008 15:51 |  #2

Is this a watercolored edit? I like it, looks very storybook to me..


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Sep 23, 2008 17:03 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #3

Thank you. Yes, it has had quite a bit of post processing done. My goal was to make it look like a painting.


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Sep 23, 2008 21:48 |  #4

There seems to be a loss of detail in the overexposed highlights. What do you think?
It is also a very compelling image!
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Sep 24, 2008 06:22 |  #5

Very nice, indeed. The movement action in her hair in front, in back, and of the book adds much to the softness and surreal effects of the image. If it were crystal sharp, it would not have worked as good as this. Because of the pseudo-abstractness of the image, I believe the highlighted forehead adds to the effect and feel. Good job!


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Sep 24, 2008 12:33 |  #6

I like the idea, the picture and the PP. I do not like her knee showing though it draws my eye away from the book.



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Sep 24, 2008 13:52 |  #7

Nice shot! Just wondering, but is this basically just smudging of the image? Or is there something else to it?

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Sep 24, 2008 20:47 as a reply to  @ DavidSR's post |  #8

Thanks to all. The post processing was done by mostly using the smudge tool, along with some other embellishments (burn, dodge, etc.).


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Sep 24, 2008 21:57 |  #9

how cute! I love the look ...there is one little spot by her toe area where its different color it jumps out


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Sep 25, 2008 06:49 |  #10

mrr74 wrote in post #6375426 (external link)
Thanks to all. The post processing was done by mostly using the smudge tool, along with some other embellishments (burn, dodge, etc.).

If burn / dodge were used to darken / lighten, instead consider using the 50% opaque gray layer technique. It is said to work better and is less destructive for the image. And like an adjustment layer, if you don't like the results you can simply delete the layer and start again.


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Sep 25, 2008 07:46 as a reply to  @ Picture North Carolina's post |  #11

Actually the burn/dodge technique was used primarily on the detailed areas such as the eyelashes and hair. But I may use your suggestion, to experiment a bit more. Thanks.


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