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Old Mar 22, 2012, 1:50 AM   #11
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To ask people to fix your photo the least you could do is upload or supply a link to the hi res image. It makes it both easier to touch up and when its done thats it. It doesnt have to be done again on a higher res image. Its the final.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 9:44 AM   #12
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I'm stupid,that's why I asked for help. How do you upload a hi res pic? I have cropped this pic from a group photo. Doing so must lower the resolution. I think. I use Tinypic to upload my photos. Is there a better way?

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Old Mar 25, 2012, 4:50 AM   #13
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I'm stupid,that's why I asked for help. How do you upload a hi res pic? I have cropped this pic from a group photo. Doing so must lower the resolution. I think. I use Tinypic to upload my photos. Is there a better way?
Hi,
I'd advise setting your camera (or phonecamera) to best quality and

resolution possible, and post a copy of the original unprocessed shot to

your hosting site, you can't do better than that.

If you want to post a crop, do just that but without any more processing

or resizing.

I haven't checked, but from memory I think Tinypic (Photobucket) will host

shots up to 1600 pixels on the longest side, presumably you could go to 1600

x 1600 for a square format. Anything bigger they reduce size in proportion to those

dimensions. ... Jack

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Old Apr 4, 2012, 12:22 PM   #14
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This is the best I can give. Camera was a Lumix TZ5. Should have brought my D200. Don't worry about the background I can fix that with Topaz Remask unless you want to. Thank You all for your help.
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 12:32 PM   #15
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These are my versions with jachol processing. I think she needs some work on her lips...they look so much better in person. What is the process to get the eyes to pop? Catch eye I think they call it.

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Old Apr 5, 2012, 2:50 PM   #16
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Anybody want to help with the catch eye process?
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Old Apr 6, 2012, 8:25 AM   #17
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"Catch light" is from lights (windows, spots, ...) reflecting on the cornea of the eye, so of course the best course of action is to plan for it when shooting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_light

If you're picture has a bit of 'catchlight' already, then you can try and enhance it. What people often (used to?) do to make the eyes 'crispier' is apply a bit of selective sharpening around the eye white, iris.

If no specular highlight hit the eye when you shot, then you can try adding some 'fake' one. There are many tutorials online about that. Here's a few.
http://www.all-things-photography.co...s-to-eyes.html
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=21849001
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 7:51 AM   #18
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Hi,
Here's my latest, don't think I'm getting much more out of it, and I'm struggling

with an injured right hand ... having difficulty with using the mouse or the

Wacom tablet. I'm hopeless with the left hand. LOL

I'll leave you to do any cut-outs. See what you think ... Jack
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Anybody want to help with the catch eye process?
Basically the idea is to put some life into the eyes to draw the viewers eye ...

You can subtly lighten the whites and darken pupils. In PS I use the dodge and

burn tools for this, an alternative is to paint in colour at very low opacity.

Catchlights can be painted in as above, you need to decide from what direction

the light is strongest. (from the left in your pic).

I must emphasise subtlety, you can easily make a pigs ear of it, and then

everything looks unnatural, as a precaution always work on a copy, not the

original.

Re. sharpening .. copy your bottom layer, then select and sharpen the bottom layer,

then working on the upper layer, add gaussian blur (this helps smooth out shin tones)

add a white mask to that layer, then painting with black on the mask reveal the sharpness

of the lower layer to emphasise features ie.eyes, eybrows, mouth and hair etc.

The tutorial links that Paul gave you are excellent. ... Jack.

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