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Old Apr 16, 2004, 6:35 AM   #1
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These are both my mom's "children" and get along well. Thought it would be a cute first attempt. I can see I didn't execute it very well but I learned a ton in the process.
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Old Apr 16, 2004, 6:51 AM   #2
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Nothing's lost.
Cool idea and nice colors ! A good first attempt.

Now, go back to the parrot's layers and

1) use a soft erase tool brush to remove the squares of selection on the bottom part. Just follow the curved line around the parrot.
This will reduce the cutting effect

2) Use the eraser on the right parrots top-left part : the parrot is inside the eye, not over the eyebrows.

3) Try using a big soft bloor tool brush on the right parrot ( or use the bloor filter ) : the parrot on the right need to be a little bit out of focus to be consistent with the shot DOF.
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Old Apr 16, 2004, 8:12 AM   #3
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Oh, dear. I merged my layers already. Can I "unmerge" them? Or do I need to make another layer and remove all but the bird (it's not a parrot; I forget what rare breed it is but my mom would know! )
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Cute idea. Sorry, but once merged, too late. This is one reason why the preferred method of saving a file is to use TIFF or PSD format so that you can save it with the layers attached. JPG obviously won't save layers.
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Old Apr 16, 2004, 9:04 AM   #5
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Oh - I did save it as TIF, too - so I didn't need to flatten before saving to TIF? (forgive my ignorance)
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See, Barb, I am learning bunches - about my camera, my limits, my software, and life in general!
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No, don't flatten the master image unless you need to reduce the file size. It is best to save with the layers so that you can go back later and edit without having to start all over. You can turn layers on and off to see what you like best. Layers is a very powerful tool and great to work with.
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Thanks, o! I mistakenly thought when you saved, no matter what format, it had to be all combined first. Thanks much!
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Old Apr 16, 2004, 3:00 PM   #9
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I'm proud of you Betsy! And nevermind that you can't try Vito's suggestions for this one, but do remember them because they'll come in handy in the future.

Here's a thought: your background is in art, so why don't you just assume that, whatever it is you could paint on paper or canvas, you can also paint in Photoshop. All the tools are there plus a whole bunch you never had before. If you can conceive of it, you can do it.
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wait wat suggestion?....i can't remember lol
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