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Old Nov 4, 2005, 6:25 AM   #1
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Any suggestions would be great, im stil trying to get this right

I softened image and then added noise to make it look a little more real. not sure if it was a good idea?

Any tips on doing better b&w would be great thx

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Old Nov 4, 2005, 8:51 AM   #2
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i really like this photo. i think you did a great job with the editing and it came out really well. you framed the photo very well and i like the grain effect. it sort of reminds me of a gap ad photo or something.

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did you soften the whole image or just the face.. right now the jacket seems much sharper and looks a little odd in comparison.. you may want to selectively sharpen the eyes and lips if you are going to do a blur on the face though..

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hards i see what you mean,
Do you think the grain actually adds value to the image or should i keep is soft?
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johnsonM86 wrote:
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i really like this photo. i think you did a great job with the editing and it came out really well. you framed the photo very well and i like the grain effect.

Thank you for the positive feedback
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i sfotened jacket and sharpened face features, is this what you mean
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I think the second is much better, but the sharpening is a little overdone. Try reducing the opacity on the sharpening layer.

After looking at it again, maybe the face sharpening will be enough to balance the image without softening the jacket...I think the sharpness/contrast of the jacket is a big part of the shot.

Nice composition and contrast is good...


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this version looks much better.. but i stillthink the softening is a bit aggressive.. you may back off on the blur a little..

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i will keep at it, thanks for all the help
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I do not like the jacket buttoned, at least with this pose. It looks like a small jacket forced on and it also appears to be throwing of the proportion with the head and body.
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