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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:17 AM   #1
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My first attempt at using Topaz Remask 3, well after re-reading the instructions. Also my first time doing a composite picture from just two shots.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 6:38 AM   #2
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Actually looks rather spectacular on my notebook PC (that has an enhanced color LCD).

Contrast and Colors are incredibly rich/luxurious.

Bet it would look even more phenomenal on my ASUS PA246Q in Adobe RGB mode.
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Actually looks rather spectacular on my notebook PC (that has an enhanced color LCD).

Contrast and Colors are incredibly rich/luxurious.

Bet it would look even more phenomenal on my ASUS PA246Q in Adobe RGB mode.
I agree...nice job!

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Hey, Craig, good job of masking. Takes some practice, eh?
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Reminded me real fast about the brown belt on Karate Champ the video game. This picture assumes that this person is not usually found akin to others of this scene (he's not much of a student). I wonder how true this is. How nice to have singled him out. By the way, is this background supposed to be Asia or some type of utopian setting or more like the U.S.? I'm just that curious.
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Walter,
Topaz makes masking a lot easier than outlining by hand but not as easy as the Topaz ads would have one believe. At least it looks like I'm on the right masking track now.

Brandon,
The background is of the desert here in Lancaster, CA. Looking at the background now, it does have a bit of Asia fare.
Not sure what you mean by "This picture assumes that this person is not usually found akin to others of this scene (he's not much of a student). I wonder how true this is."? The person in the picture is a Karate Master and instructor who run his own studio. I think your comment is saying that is the feeling you get from the picture, if so then I feel really good about the picture.

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I think you need 8 strieps to teach. I love this and I love karate.
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I think you need 8 strieps to teach. I love this and I love karate.
I really don't know what the rules are for teaching, he has been teaching for the last 20 years.
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the technical 'insertion/masking' is very good

however, the sun is rising/setting BEHIND the subject, while the subject is 'front lit', making the lighting un-natural
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