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Old Feb 29, 2004, 9:01 PM   #1
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Here's the original photo:



And here is what I did with it in ps2:



What else would you recommend? The background was a navy blue (actually my tablecloth!). Should it be lighter/darker/have more contrast? Thanks for your opinions!

Amy

PS Wasn't sure where to post this, so I also posted in the People Photos forum.
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Old Mar 1, 2004, 6:46 PM   #2
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I like the original a lot better.

If you really want the blue in the background I would select just that and bring it up a little. The magic wand or Select>color range would probably work fine.

Donít use brightness and contrast. Learn to use Levels, Curves or Selective Color.
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Old Mar 1, 2004, 7:25 PM   #3
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Slipe,
Thanks! I got a lot more comments on the other forum. I learned to use levels (elements doesn't have curves). I really did want the background to be blue. Use the magic wand? IS there a way to only select the background? Ahhhhh, I am trying SO HARD to find a workshop/class on photoshop in my area. Online tutorials and books aren't the easiest way for me to learn. ops:

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Just click on the background with the magic wand. Make sure it is set for non-contiguous or it might select part of the main image. If it doesnít get the entire background mess with the sensitivity setting at the top. Or hold the Shift key while you select the parts it missed. Then you can go to levels and bring up the blue without affecting anything else.
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