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Old Dec 10, 2004, 7:36 AM   #1
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These look like the adult version of the baby birds I posted

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Old Dec 11, 2004, 7:07 PM   #2
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Feather definition on the middle one is getting real nice, alady. The eye area on this bird is difficult since it's so dark and the shadows are just too overpowering. If you had some extra time you could take that great eye in the last one and plant it into the middle guy since their pose is similar, just backwards.Mirroring the eye would solve that problem quick.

The feet are nice and defined as well.
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Old Dec 11, 2004, 7:49 PM   #3
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Thanks Norm, I dont know how to mirror effect though:-)something Ive never tried.
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You wouldn't need to mirror onthe top birdbecause the birds are pointing in the same direction. You'd just need to copy and paste the eye as a new layer, resize, and touch up. Here's a print-screen from PSP of the idea. The eye from the last birdis in a new layer and ready to resize with the deformation tool (to the appropriate size for the bird)



The mirror tool would just flip it around the other way. And, since the eyeball is really quite round you wouldn't really need to do any flipping or mirroring for the middle bird either.

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I did not have a lot of luck with the middle bird (I will try again though). Do you think this go is believable.


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Not a bad try. Contrast is a bit more on the eye than the remainder of the bird, though. Now select the eye, invert the selection, and increase your contrast a bit (this will increase contrast on everything but the eye).

Otherwise, nice effort alady.From my perspective it'sbetter than the dead dark eye you had before. However, your new version is just a tiny bit too animated because it's contrast is different than the rest of the bird. Push the contrast on the bird, as mentioned above, and I think you might be pleased with the result.

Here's a quick try from myself:



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Ok, here is a go at it:-)




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