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Please tell me how bad my photoshop skills are for this, sorry such a boring upload i have just been soo busy Grin

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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 1100D
Lens:EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jun 2012 - 4:35 PM
Focal Length:36mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Portrait
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Baby Jack-White Background
Username:LiamBull LiamBull
Uploaded:26 Jun 2012 - 9:59 PM
Tags:Baby photography, Portraits / people
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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139675 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 10:58 PM

Not bad at all Liam, but you need to pay attention to the edges. Can you tell us how you did the removal of the background - we may be able to suggest other methods. Smile

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jamestheboy
jamestheboy e2 Member 5447 forum postsjamestheboy vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 11:21 PM

It is not easy removing backgrounds without trying to make it look too obvious I agree with CB you do need to keep an eye on the edges there are tools in photoshot which can help you with this you can use refining edge or you can use the keyboard shortcuts which is Alt+Ctrl+R . I always think it's good when I see the Juniors experiment in trying to master the use of photoshop keep up the good work look forward to seeing lots more of your photos which you have played about with in photoshop.





james Smile

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LiamBull
LiamBull e2 Member 2LiamBull vcard England
26 Jun 2012 - 11:22 PM

i selected jack with the magic selection tool then inverted it and filled it in whiteGrin

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jamestheboy
jamestheboy e2 Member 5447 forum postsjamestheboy vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 11:39 PM

I wouldn't have used a magic wand tool Liam it okay in some pictures but in this one it has missed some areas out. The pen tool is good but plenty of practice needed with this tool.







james Smile

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 11:54 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Great attempt, but white as a background is never good for this effect. Try using black. Aesthetically, it will look more pleasing, and it also acts as a bit of a cheat by covering up those rough edges.
Hope this critique is constructive?
Kind Regards, Matt

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84357 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 5:45 AM

It's a lovely photograph to try with, he has such an infectious smile (I can just hear his giggles!). Well worth having another go! Smile

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LiamBull
LiamBull e2 Member 2LiamBull vcard England
27 Jun 2012 - 12:57 PM

thanks people Smile, i will have another try now

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:18 PM

Liam, - when you use the magic wand to select, yo9u have option for its sensitivity (default is 32) which if you lower this, it will be less inclined to take out parts of the babys bright skin. next, after you make the selection, you need to go to select and modify and then apply a feathering amount, - this gives a softer, more natural look.

Looking at this, I think all you may need is to use some feathering, - try different amounts, - in pixels, and see the different results.

The shot itself needs to be a bit sharper, and would benefit with a little more contrast.

Heres a few links to information here on EPZ that can help you improve:

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/how-to-use-photoshop-s-lasso-tools-18272

http://www.ephotozine.tv/search/replace-background

http://www.ephotozine.tv/search/selection



Last thing, - what was behind the baby that you wanted to remove? Try painting it over with black? Also, if you have the selection done and it looks good, double click on the layer to unlock it, and DELETE the background, leaving you with the baby, which you can place on any background of your choice.


regards



Willie

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