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Old Dec 22, 2005, 3:55 AM   #1
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Old Dec 22, 2005, 4:14 AM   #2
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You won the game with the contrast.

I would have preferred to see the whole neck, but it is good shot anyway!

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Old Dec 22, 2005, 4:26 AM   #3
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Hi Syd,

Nice idea I like the shape of the swan on this one. A couple of things though... Firstly you cut off his head! This is a definate no no from what I have learnt. When I press the shutter button I always just pull out the zoom just a little - you can always crop but cloning is a pain in the a$$. Also the difference in the top left and the top right is a little distracting. Maybe a simple clone job to put some artificial pond at the top right? I had a go... what do you think? (Hope you dont mind...)

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Old Dec 22, 2005, 5:15 AM   #4
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Thanks Sven. Cool avatar by the way.

Nice work Dom. I can't seem to get used to that clone tool yet. I'm getting a PS manual for Chrimbo which should help. Can you gimme a run down of you method.

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nicely captured pose... but you clipped the neck, as has been said.. and i think you missed focus a little, it seems the focus is on the base of the neck/chest region, which leaves the eyes and head a little soft, its not bad, but could be a little sharper..

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Old Dec 22, 2005, 2:53 PM   #6
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Hey Syd,

OK so first thing was to increase the size of the canvas. Then i copied a section of the neck using the rectangular marquee from the right hand side. I then copied and pasted. Then, use the free transform to stretch and skew the selection to fit as the artificial top of the neck.

After that was the cloning. Well actually i used the magic wand tool to select the green area behind the bird to the right and then copied a section of the water from the left and used the paste into function to fit the gap. Then just used the clone tool to make it look different slightly - also used the clone to fill the void at the top of the image.

Try it! I find it great fun. As a practice for cloning (somebody told me) to take a photo of somebody with wrinkles and just practice cloning out the wrinkles. It is pretty simple!

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Old Dec 22, 2005, 11:11 PM   #7
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I come in late all has been said but I must say it is cool
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