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Old Nov 23, 2006, 4:28 AM   #1
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Just been playing around with a photo of my mam.

Havenb't done too bad for a first portrait mess around

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Old Nov 23, 2006, 8:33 AM   #2
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Can't resist having a tweak ... How's this ?.
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Old Nov 23, 2006, 11:14 AM   #3
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aghh thats real nice is that jack, My mam likes it too

i blurred the background but didn't put enough feather on the lasso so it left a sharp outline around her figure:roll:
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Old Nov 23, 2006, 11:32 AM   #4
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aghh thats real nice is that jack, My mam likes it too

i blurred the background but didn't put enough feather on the lasso so it left a sharp outline around her figure:roll:
Try softening the edge with the blur tool at low opacity to correct, (about 5%,) be subtle with it. Pleased to hear mum likes it
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I used to take pictures of all the new hires at work. Under harsh lighting, everyone would get that shine on their face unless they were wearing heavy makeup. I just go in with the brush and lightly paint over it with nearby color tones.

I made a few changes to the levels, added a slight vignette, and did the background blur. I blurred it by using the pen tool to select her, then made a selection from it and copied her into the foreground. I then inverted the selection, copied the background, put that layer beneath her and applied a gaussian blur.

I hope you don't mind, but I tried to make her smile a bit more as well. If you think it looks weird, I could post one without.
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Old Nov 23, 2006, 5:45 PM   #6
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Haha everything looks spot on Smile doesn't look too bad either.
Can i see the one without the smile pleaseThe blurred background looks better then mine
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Old Nov 24, 2006, 5:46 PM   #7
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Sure, no problem.
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 3:35 PM   #8
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Old Dec 4, 2006, 7:17 AM   #9
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my try....
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