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ssb4552 Aug 6, 2006 8:48 AM

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Hi, I'm new to this forum and just getting interested in digital photography. I love this photo, but I think it's too dark. Is there a way to lighten it up without making it look washed out? Any feedback would be appreciated!

Herb Aug 6, 2006 10:31 AM

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I used Photoshop Elements 2 to -

1. add some brightness & contrast

2. crop it to get rid of the distracting items in the background

3. sharpen it a bit with Unsharp Mask &

4. enlarge it.

Then I used Neat Image to smooth out the graininess that showed up after it was enlarged.

Finally I went back to PSD Elements used the lassoo tool to enclose just the eyes & surrounding parts, and applied more UM sharpening to give the eyes extra sparkle.

Herb Aug 6, 2006 10:45 AM

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I've adjusted the eyes a bit more.

ssb4552 Aug 6, 2006 11:41 AM

wow! thanks, it looks much better. :-)

Stevekin Aug 6, 2006 2:23 PM

Used the Shadow/Highlights tool in CS2, and removed a slight yellow cast.
No sharpening to the image as it is too small a file/low resolution, to do anything with.

http://static.flickr.com/73/208263714_d6e0fc3d6c_o.jpg

Image hosted at Flickr.



Boily Aug 6, 2006 4:54 PM

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Here is my attemp...I played with the shadow/highligh the levels and the curve!!



ssb4552 Aug 7, 2006 3:03 AM

Thanks! This was taken with my old power shot, so it's not the best quality I guess. I'm getting my new SLR and photoshop soon.....can't wait!! Thanks again

shooting_rubber Aug 22, 2006 11:23 PM

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ssb4552 wrote:
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Hi, I'm new to this forum and just getting interested in digital photography. I love this photo, but I think it's too dark. Is there a way to lighten it up without making it look washed out? Any feedback would be appreciated!

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jachol Aug 23, 2006 9:12 AM

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Hi ... My attempt ...Jack


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