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I decided to edit a couple of simple headshots from the archives yesterday. This is one of the first models that I shot with, about two years ago.

I will be the first to admit that I am not the best "shooter" and that I don't always get the lighting right, so as I result I sometimes spend more time in Photoshop as a result. I don't usually post before and after images, but I thought that I would this time around to show the processing.

I suffer from PCD....Photoshop Compulsive Disorder, LOL!

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Wish Upon a Star
Username:beckas beckas
Uploaded:16 Sep 2011 - 3:01 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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TONKSPHOTO
16 Sep 2011 - 3:06 PM

All versions deserve there own credit...Brilliant......John

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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 3:23 PM

Thank you for sharing the Before and After.

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mapper
mapper  5 Canada
16 Sep 2011 - 3:28 PM

Very nice, the edit with the eyes was a great choice. Beautiful girl too.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 3:34 PM

Like V1 Beckas and its good to see the before and after in these.
Might be worth check V2 again as to me it looks as if the skin has got a slightly green tones, that may be what you wanted but not sure.
Good head shots all the same.
Regards Richard

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 3:46 PM

Lovely work, excellent portraits. Paul

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4547 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 3:51 PM

Beautiful set of shots !.....but I find V2 has some 'indefinable' quality about it ?, that for me makes it an absolute stunner !!!!!!!!

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 5:10 PM

I liked it over on fb, i still like it over here, good to see the before and after, love the pp on v1 Smile

Chris.

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
16 Sep 2011 - 5:51 PM

Brill
Cheers
Alan

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53577 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 6:05 PM

Lovely set and great to see the steps involved = thanks Smile

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 6:08 PM

A gorgeous set of images

John Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10818 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2820 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 6:45 PM

Hi Beckas, - like this effect.


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tazisdylan
16 Sep 2011 - 7:13 PM

Loving them. Really striking. Time well spent.

Think your processing has worked a treat, but must admit I am quite happy with the original in v4 - at least from the perspective of the face.

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
16 Sep 2011 - 10:27 PM

as always beautiful work.. your ps skills are great..

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72190 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 10:56 PM

I get PCD - I knew it was real!!! Grin

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Smirkalot  3
17 Sep 2011 - 12:37 AM

Great work, stunning model ! Got my vote ! Wink

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 1195 forum postsdudler vcard England284 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2011 - 9:26 AM

This is interesting, and it shows just how far you've come in two years, I reckon.

The most interesting thing, for me, is that this has far less of a "Beckas" look than most of your work: apart from the initial styling (the stars are a brilliant idea) and the star reflection in the model's eye, this looks far more like a standard PS job than your wonderful recent creations.

For me, V1 edges it over V2, because of the starry parts. I like the tonal effect in V2, but there's relatively little that lifts it as a definitive shot of yours. And it's that developed styling eye, and making PS a servant instead of a master (as it is for so many people) that singles you out from a crowd of far lesser photographers.

Both destination and journey are worthy!

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dathersmith
17 Sep 2011 - 6:46 PM

Great work Rebekah.

Darren.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2011 - 7:37 PM

Wow...good work, Rebekah. I love V1's manip over the original but I'm not sure about V2. The shade is what bothers me. It doesn't seem too lifelike. Unless that is what you were going for in which case, my bad.

I love the Before and After juxtapositioning, though.

A Smile

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liparig
liparig  10233 forum posts United States
24 Jan 2013 - 6:44 PM

stunning

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