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Old Feb 8, 2006, 1:14 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Well as I have not really tried portrait before and could not get a model to sit for me I had to make the most of a bad situation and photograph myself.

My reason for this exercise was to learn more about what can be done in PP. I know that Frank does quite a lot of PP so really I am looking for advice.

This was taken using a mirror whilst handholding the camera and bounce flash diagonally. I am not too worried about the composition or the shadow results, more what can be done to the pic.

I have done a basic edit to remove glare and tidy up the effect of my glasses from the original (pic 1) to the modified (pic 2). What else can be done to enhance/give different effects?

Please feel free to work on this pic as you feel fit (as long as it is ina positive way.... don't think I can get much worse anyway )

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Old Feb 8, 2006, 1:15 PM   #2
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 1:23 PM   #3
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You could dodge the iris a little bit to give the eyes a bit more life.

On male models I normaly don't do any photoshop
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 1:39 PM   #4
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That's a shame...... possibly I should had the opp so that you will PP me.... lol.

I use PSP 7 and find the dodge is really harsh even on low settings. I will try it on the trial version of PSP X
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How did you remove the glare?
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 5:12 PM   #6
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Nizidramanii wrote:
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How did you remove the glare?

On this one it was quite easy and used Highlight/Midtown/Shadow control and a little retouch tool to blend, apart from that nothing. Also gave myself a little hair cut and removed some blemishes (and a white hair or two)!!!!
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Actually, there is quite good detail in your self-portrait.

(That said, I have resisted my (devious) impulse to place a caption at the bottom of your pic:

"Would you buy a used car from this man?")

Kudos to you on your courage to post yourself!!! :-)
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 5:54 PM   #8
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Not sure if I am brave or stupid!!!! LOL
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 6:56 PM   #9
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Frank - I have edited the eyes..... I think they look a little over processed, but there was not a lot of detail to work with. What do you reckon?
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Don't touch the white in the eyes just the iris.
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