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Old Dec 30, 2008, 12:33 AM   #1
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This is a picture of my wife in my grandparents back yard. I think it came out well.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 12:15 PM   #2
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A lovely gal, Josh. I don't think the shadows on her face are flattering, tho. A better angle would be for her to turn more to (her) right and look back at the camera. Just my opinion.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 12:20 PM   #3
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Hmmmm.. Good observation. I love to have other people look at my stuff because I am not sure that I would have noticed that. So you think that she should have been facing a bit more to our right her left?
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 12:36 PM   #4
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Would you suggest, at this point in trying any fixes in Photoshop? If so what? I did a few adjustments to it as far as contrast and exposure, but any other ideas??
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OK, I'm being picky here, but her left eye is much more closed than her right eye. I would open up her left eye some (Use the liquify tool). Also, I would do some gausian blur on the face to lessen the red splotches on the right side of her face near her nose, and give some more saturation to the lips. Of course, this is being really picky. Nice capture, with a little PS work, it could be a great capture.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 12:51 PM   #6
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Good stuff! Thanks, I will work on it a bit when I get home and repost.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 5:31 PM   #7
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Ok here is the shot with a few more fixes. I am not completely sold on this one, going to keep working at it. I just dont like the Gausian Blur, I like things goood and crisp. Maybe if I just did some spot healing and even out the tone I could skip the blur. Any other suggestions?
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 5:54 PM   #8
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Ok what about this one??
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 8:43 AM   #9
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Gaussian blur has to be applied to a duplicate layer, and then you erase where you don't want it. It's pretty easy to do, but difficult to explain. Anyway, I hope you don't mind, but I downloaded the pic, and here's my adjustments. I will admit that I didn't use Photoshop, I used another product that's specific for portraits.
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That's quite nice, Hughes! She's very pretty to begin with, but you did improve the photo very successfully.
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