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Old Nov 17, 2004, 8:30 PM   #11
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holy smokes i've got to learn some of these interesting techniques,

any suggestions on books or websites where i can get some information (for a beginner)

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Old Nov 18, 2004, 11:13 AM   #12
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Out of all of the above edits, I think choeschen has the best. He's the only one that hasn't lost the "fly-away" hair. I find hard edges, especially on hair, very distracting.
Here's my "never enough time" attempt. I am finding the "extract" filter along with the history brush to be very handy.

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Old Nov 23, 2004, 11:27 AM   #13
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Hi Mactek,

I wonder if you could let us know how you keep thesoft hair edgingwithout spending a zillion hours on the project? It's great.

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Old Nov 23, 2004, 3:17 PM   #14
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Hi., I worked on this for about 15 min. but I had to get back to work.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Whenever one lightens shadows, it brings out noise and things that shouldn't be there so Ihope you don'tmindthat I took some liberties witha few things.


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Old Nov 23, 2004, 5:03 PM   #15
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Canna W wrote:
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Hi Mactek,

I wonder if you could let us know how you keep the*soft hair edging*without spending a zillion hours on the project?** It's great.

ABW

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Rather than try to explain it, I did a google search and came up with this web site that explains it a whole lot better than I could.
If you don't have a 3rd-party Photoshop plug-in like Mask Pro or Knock-Out, you can use the built-in "extract" command like I do. It's certainly not perfect, but it's good enough for web work...

http://www.graphic-design.com/Photos...g/extract.html

Hope this helps,
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 1:13 AM   #16
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Here is more or less the same picture with out the shadow... I posted the other by mistake but It's nice too (I like the shadow personally).
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Old Nov 30, 2004, 9:16 AM   #17
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Bjane, I like your wonderful carmel-ly colors that you have used here and on your avatar and other Xtreme Makeovers. Very warm and inviting.
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Old Nov 30, 2004, 11:56 AM   #18
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Thanks Rochchacha,

All of the effects wereaccomplished differently, though. I guess I just like these types of colors (when it's left up to me)... I do alot of image editing for my business but usually I don't allow myself to stretch it toofar.

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Thanks BJane and everyone! There are so many great options here. I especially love the one with the shadows gone and the carmel colors.


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Old Jan 13, 2005, 3:11 PM   #20
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I know this is done with but I had some time to kill at the end of the work day and wanted to see what I could make of this one. Here it is. I left the shadow but subtle, I fixed the over all with a very subtle application of shadow/highlight but then continued to use both levels and curves but with a semi opaquemask in areas. Finally I used a color layer, oh and I used healing brush to fix some blemish in the background.
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