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Old Sep 10, 2007, 11:58 AM   #11
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If you want something more powerful than Elements, try "GIMP" it's not far from the full version of Photoshop in power, but it's free. It can be very annoying with some of it's quirks, but once you are used to it, you can produce much better results than using Elements.

I use it, and wouldn't even consider Elements, evenif it was free now.
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Old Sep 10, 2007, 12:32 PM   #12
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Alright. I'll look into that one too. Thanks! I used to be anti-editing, but I guess that was because I didn't realize how much better pictures can be once minor mistakes are corrected. Kyle
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nice shot

in this case i actually prefer the subject in the centre. I think vignette the shot and i think this would really draw the eye in and you have itIMO.

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Old Sep 16, 2007, 5:59 PM   #14
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Ken, what do you mean by vignette? Thanks, Kyle
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Ken, what do you mean by vignette? Thanks, Kyle

Vig is justa fall off of brightness as you move away from the centre.

I did a quick example below. If you have troubel drawing the eye in you can usually use a subtle bit of vig and it really makes a diff.


Below is extreme just so you can see it


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Old Sep 18, 2007, 10:36 AM   #16
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Ken, thanks for the info. My computer's dead at the moment so I won't be able to experiment, (or upload anything new) but I will try my hand when I can. Kyle
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