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This is the original Portrait, with no processing, apart from converting to jpeg from Raw file

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:ef -s18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Emily
Username:squelcher squelcher
Uploaded:13 May 2012 - 9:47 AM
Tags:Portraits / people, Portriats
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1881
1881  2 India
13 May 2012 - 9:56 AM

NICE portrait.
SANJEEV

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puertouk
puertouk  21073 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 2:47 PM

It took a lot of time to do this mod as it required over 20 layers to adjust the skin, eyes etc. Hope you like it
Stephen

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squelcher
squelcher  11 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 - 3:59 PM

Cleaned the completion, but could be mistaken for too much make up, It's a good go. I'd tried in elements, then got Portrait Professional to do it, I thought done a better job than me, but I maybe over done it, need more practice.
Thanks well done
Graeme

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squelcher
squelcher  11 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 - 4:16 PM

Miptog like the quick fix.
GRAEME

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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 4:58 PM

Graeme, its worth trying and practicing the following technigue:

- use the colour picker to select the colour, of the back wall in this instance
- select the area that you want to hide with a something like the lasso tool
- now just fill the area
- the selection may need to be feathered to soften it so that it blends with the rest of the background.

I also used the collur balance tool to reduce red and magenta slightly, and portrature 2 to soften the skintones

Key lesson to be learnt is that its much better to get the shot that you want in camera.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10869 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2869 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 3:22 AM

Not going to upload the original Emily?



Willie

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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 4:44 PM

Willie

According to the OP
Quote: This is the original Portrait, with no processing, apart from converting to jpeg from Raw file

Is this not the original, or did you mean the RAW?

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banehawi Critique Team 10869 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2869 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 7:10 PM

You are absolutely correct miptog, I thought I was looking at the other image. Thanks for putting me straight!



Willie

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10869 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2869 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 8:07 PM

Now I have the right image, here goes:


The first image, with PP is better than it appeared when compared side by side. I doesnt look too overdone.

Try the spot healing tool to clean up spots; where there are bright areas, try to tone these down, - I used the patch tool in CS5.

Then a little skin smoothing can be used.

The position of Emily in the frame would look better if she was more off centre, - Ive moved her to the right in the mod.

Her eyes dont look sharp enough to me, but since you have loaded your shot settings, I cant tell if its the settings or not. On the upload page, theres a option called More Exif Settings, select that and we will see aperture, speed, etc.

Remember after re sizing and saving, you need to open the newly sized file and check for sharpness, and apply some as needed, then save, then upload.

Use a single focus point rather than the default multiple points and place this on her near eye for the best performance.



Ive loaded a mod to show what I mean, - it have very little smoothing, sharpening, brightened her eyes, removed frame, shifted her to the right.



Hope this helps,




Regards




Willie

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squelcher
squelcher  11 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 - 8:51 PM

Thanks for the advice, must be getting rusty putting images up! see what I can do. Like what you've done Willie.

Regards
GRAEME

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