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Old Jan 9, 2008, 6:59 PM   #1
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Hi, I would like some help on making this photo better. I look forward to your comments and editing.
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 1:57 AM   #2
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Mostly, I wanted to get rid of that white streak and crop in a bit closer to the subject. So, first I used the transform function in PS7 to rotate the image so that the cat was sitting more upright rather than slouching to one side. Then I got to use the crop tool to crop out the white empty spaces left by the rotation. This also got rid of a lot of the white streak and framed the cat's face better. The leftover areas of the white streak were removed with the clone tool. Cloning was also used (rather obviously :sad: ) on the left ear to lessen the effect of the white streak there.

Then it was on to a general levels adjustment to add a bit of snap and finishing off with some unsharp mask at about 130/0.4/3.

The cropping might have come out a bit tighter on the bottom edge than I would have liked, but that image rotation was pretty serious and forced a heavy crop.

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Old Jan 10, 2008, 6:31 AM   #3
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Good picture but I thought the eyes needed some color.
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 6:40 AM   #4
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Here's my take ... I used the same approach as Grant re. rotating the image + the crop, I copied and flipped the cats left ear onto a new layer dragged it into place then flattened the image before cloning out the black bar at the top of the ear so it wasn't obvious. I've boosted saturation a little, and done a size increase. ... Jack
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 8:07 AM   #5
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Same with the ear. Sharpened the eyes and used a Curves adjustment to enhance them.
Local contrast enhancement to Bob & darkened the background somewhat ;-)



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Old Jan 10, 2008, 7:50 PM   #6
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Thank you, thank you everybody for the Awesome edits

These are all great.

Thank you so much for helping me save this picture. I appreciate your help.

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Old Jan 20, 2008, 6:41 AM   #7
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Well, it is not a photo anymore, but...
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 11:03 PM   #8
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Pictus,

Beautiful absolutely beautiful.

I appreciate your time and help.

Thank you so very much.

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Old Jan 26, 2008, 7:55 PM   #9
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That's one very handsome cat. Here's my effort, using Photoshop Elements2.

I don't have time to work on the ears because my wife's calling me for supper.


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