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Jul 08, 2010 13:50 |  #1

No post processing, should there be? Can I make this better? Could I have made it better?


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Jul 08, 2010 15:15 |  #2

Great pic, can't think of anything I would change!




  
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Jul 08, 2010 15:19 |  #3

Great photo. You could probably add a little pop to it in photoshop with a levels and curve adjustment, perhaps a soft light dupe layer at low opacity. But honestly I wouldnt mess with it much as its a very honest photo as it is.




  
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Jul 08, 2010 16:10 |  #4

All I would do is "pop" the eyes a bit!


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Jul 08, 2010 16:46 |  #5

dano57 wrote in post #10501149 (external link)
All I would do is "pop" the eyes a bit!

+1. Just dodge the eyes and its good to go!




  
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Jul 08, 2010 16:47 as a reply to  @ dano57's post |  #6

I know this is a noob question, but is there a specific technique you use to "pop" the eyes? I always worry about a phony look. Should I have used a flash/fill light instead?


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Jul 08, 2010 16:49 |  #7

Nice pic! I would personally crop off a bit from the left (my left) to move it slightly off center.


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Jul 08, 2010 16:54 |  #8

hearingman wrote in post #10501368 (external link)
I know this is a noob question, but is there a specific technique you use to "pop" the eyes? I always worry about a phony look. Should I have used a flash/fill light instead?

I may have gone over board, but just a dodge tool here. You get the idea.


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Jul 08, 2010 22:50 |  #9

Thanks Kraaazymike, I do get the idea and will try some experimenting.


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Jul 09, 2010 10:54 |  #10

I pop eyes usually like this:

Dup layer, change belnding mode to screen, mask layer, expose iris (first), look at "big picture". Then either add the whites of the eyes on the screen layer or not. Then either adjust the opacity of the layer or not.

I personally find that D&B sometimes brings funky colors.


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