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Old Jul 23, 2004, 11:27 AM   #11
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Here is my edit...

My caption for the photo would be...(for both this edit and the original):

"I know my feet are dirty...so what?"


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Old Jul 23, 2004, 3:47 PM   #12
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Very nice! These seem to get better until I throw mine in.:-) I kind of liked the fence next to the digging hole. It looks like Abby is digging because she's fenced in and has a PURPOSE to get out, not because she's a dog and that's what dogs do. So I played with the fence to grab at thatirony,as well as a little vignetting and this is what I got...
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 5:26 PM   #13
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Monkey I like this, looks like the dog got caught trying a jail break

I don't have any ideas so far on this one.
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 6:15 PM   #14
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choeschen, some of these are hard - and I probably won't try with each one, because some are great as they are, or others' have beat me to what I wanted to do. But it is fun. :-)
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Old Jul 24, 2004, 5:47 AM   #15
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All good edits! I have to say though monkey, your one is making my stomach churn. It's those two bits of net you added at the bottom. It's a bit like one of those pictures where you keep your head and eyes still but it still seems to be moving. :lol:

Yes, I am odd.
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Old Jul 24, 2004, 6:47 AM   #16
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LOL - do you want me to delete it, ferny, before you lose your supper? :-)
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Old Jul 24, 2004, 8:24 AM   #17
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Quote:
... I caught Abby digging another hole ...


Defintly a great digger !
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Old Jul 26, 2004, 5:07 PM   #18
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This is falling to the bottom so I might as well show you what I would normally do.

Open image in Image Expert. It's the software that came with the camera and is used to get the images from the camera.
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Select the part of the image which I want. Copy and paste into PSP8.
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Click on the "Quick Fix" tab in Image Expert. This normally lightens up the image. But it can introduce colours which aren't wanted into the image. Copy and paste as a new layer into PSP8
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I usually resize to 520 width for publishing. This keeps the file size low so I can upload to Photobucket. It will also allow me to use it in the gallery which I plan to create. :lol:
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I play with the opacity values of the top (light) layer until it looks right. In this case it is 24%.
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I then merge the two layers, duplicate and then use Automatic Contrast Enhancement on the top layer. The settings I used were Bias = Darker, Strength = Normal, Appearance = Bold. The opacity of this layer is set to 18%.
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Layers are merged and then duplicated. Automatic Saturation Enhancement is opened and used with the following settings. Bias = More Colourful, Strength = Strong. I leave the opacity level at 100%. The reason for duplicating before this step was in case I needed to change the opacity levels. I can also flick between the two layers until I am happy with the improvements.
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I'm not happy with a bright orange net on the side, a result of enhancing the colours. I'm going to delete it from the top layer with the eraser.
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This is the time when I would duplicate the layer, smooth out noise and fiddle some more. With this picture I do not need to.

Here is the final version.


And here is what it would have looked like without doing any of the above.


It's subtle but worth doing. All I am showing here is what I would do normally before I post a picture. I might do something more interesting with it, if I can think of something.
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Old Jul 27, 2004, 6:38 AM   #19
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Yes, very subtle butvery nice. THanks for showing us your final solution. :-)
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Old Jul 27, 2004, 6:39 AM   #20
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Nice, sergio. Digging away at the "dog" days? :-)Like how Abby's digging the photo. Dig it! :-)
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