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kenmck15 Oct 21, 2005 8:06 PM

Hey this is my first real attempt of a portrt

Feedback would be great


Hards80 Oct 22, 2005 6:39 PM

this is a very good first attempt for sure.. i take it you were going for a high-key effect on the skin? i might like to see a version where the skinis a little less "hot" for comparison... still, i like this one, she is quite beautiful..


kenmck15 Oct 23, 2005 4:33 AM

thanks for feedback and yes she is very beautiful if i dont say so myself

i wil try to find the unedited file to show you with out the skin so hot

Anyways do you have any idea what tool in ps would i use to even out the tone on the cheeks? and are therer any other suggestios to make the image look better and more dynamic??


Widowmaker Oct 23, 2005 8:01 AM

I think its a fantastic shot. The pose is nice as well as the angle of the shot.

I used a combination of clone, smudge, burn and dodge. I used clone to get rid of the smaller dark areas. Then I smudged the whole cheek area to blend the darks and lights a bit. Then used burn and dodge to balance the highlights and shadows a bit.


mad_grll Oct 23, 2005 8:21 AM

good photo...and ...I can't say tu U ... my girl is here... :cool:

kenmck15 Oct 23, 2005 2:58 PM

That is awesome ork widowmaker, i will try to look into the "how to's" on the list of tools that you have used and try to apply that to my hi res file.

thanks for all the feedback guys:cool:

KENNETHD Oct 24, 2005 5:06 PM

Very nice shot. Lots of appeal, beautiful girl, just the right amount of detail. If she were less photogenic, I'd find the black and white background behind her arm distracting. I know it sounds chauvinistic. My typical male outlook competes and tends to supress my recognition of the technical merit here. Still, the pose is very natural looking and her expression compliments the pose. All in all the shot is a home run for sure. Best regards,


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