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Old Mar 2, 2004, 6:54 PM   #11
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my question was about sharpening just the little girls face
You should be able to select an area of a photo with any of the selection tools you have, and then, when you sharpen, the sharpening will be applied only to the selected area. If you have Elements, you can do it in there.
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glad you all like it

henry...sry it is tough on your eyes......fine for me.....hmmm

when i select the face i should feather right?
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 7:20 PM   #13
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Very well done. You did a great job keeping her sharp (well, better than I could do) and the background works well blurred... excentuates the motion.

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Old Mar 2, 2004, 7:22 PM   #14
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i tried this with a slide behind it (a tube slide)
because it was darker i thought i'd be able to blur it more....but it wasn't very easy to pan lol......it blurred her instead of the slide....
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 7:22 PM   #15
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when i select the face i should feather right?
Yes, but you might have to experiment with the amount of feathering. I've often found that a mere pixel or two of feathering is all that's needed for faces. When sharpening manmade objects, feathering can sometimes cause more harm than good, probably because the sharp edges are quickly over-sharpened.
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 7:27 PM   #16
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ok thanks i'll try it
here you go

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Perfect!

Nice job on the sharpening, it looks very natural. It makes this picture 100% better too.
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Old Mar 3, 2004, 12:32 PM   #18
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hmm....i'm glad you like it.....i thought i sharpened it a bit too much....(the teeth don't look right...)
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I suppose you could try softening and lightening the teeth just a touch. I know where you're coming from though.... I can always find something to critisize about my own work. Eventually I have to just accept that the entire thing can't be perfect because as soon as I fix one thing I find another. So, I just try to arrive at the point where the things that I'm criticizing are insignificant enough that other people won't notice them (which unfortunately with me usually comes down to changing the color of a few pixels :roll: ).

I still thnk it looks good though.
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Old Mar 3, 2004, 3:51 PM   #20
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You can always place a small blur tool over each tooth (without moving it) & that will ususally take the harshness off the edges.
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