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By Diana
Massive thanks to Eric, Dave, Penny, Stace and Mick for their really helpful tips

And for all the other C&Cís of course :

I done everything you said (to the best of my ability of course)
And this is what I came up with
What dya think? Any better ?
(Marks outta 10 please on the PS skills development) Smile
Thank you so very much !


Tags: Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
4 Jan 2010 12:07AM
Marks out of ten ye say 9 ! Wonderful image and whilst the originals were grand this is that bit better again a winner for me ! Thanks for sharing it Colin

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 12:07AM
Excellent image Diana, I love the processing, great stuff me thinks.

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Jan 2010 12:08AM
nines great thanks Smile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Jan 2010 12:12AM
Yes an improvement-- somewhere around 10!

Little less glitz and a little more real-- poignant!
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Jan 2010 12:15AM
10's brill!

better raindrops this time

thanks Jennnnnn


all credit to those who gave me tips on the previous upload though !
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 1:21AM
I think you've sorted out pretty much everything here, the drops are nice and clean ann the colour adds a lot of punch. Smile You've softened the shoulder nicely but left a hard white edge on the bandage which really suits this image and gives it a style of its own.
Since you ask I'm going to give you 9. The one is knocked off because for my taste those drops are just too big... but that's an artistic judgement and very much a matter of opinion.
A super classy image though and worth every hour you've put into it.

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Jan 2010 1:26AM
How did you know it took me hours lol

thank you so much

10 outta 10 to you for the feedback and help though

I learned loads and that is really appreciated

(I preferred yesterday's for the dirtiness of it, but the techs were not right)

no excuse now for future work lol

BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 1:42AM

Quote:How did you know it took me hours

I know how long it takes me. Smile
clicknimagine 8 221 88
4 Jan 2010 7:14AM
i prefer your last image, because the bright blue area is certainly dominating the portrait here, i think, although it is your choice, and obviously it is a beautiful one, very well done...
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
4 Jan 2010 7:19AM
It's been good to see the evolution of this image Diana! I have posted a small mod for you - not any better just a couple of differences.

Good bold image here! Well done

4 Jan 2010 7:34AM
Well made and interesting shot. A
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
4 Jan 2010 8:02AM
Whether its better than before or just different is down to personal choice I like them all and Andy's mod throws another one in the mix which is different again. - gary
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
4 Jan 2010 8:03AM
imagio 11 12 1 England
4 Jan 2010 9:00AM
10 out of 10 Diana, powerful and menacing

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 9:36AM
Less confusing. But I did like the 'dirtiness' of yesterday's...
sherring 10 46 13 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 10:02AM
Yes it looks better than before. Well done.

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Jan 2010 10:27AM

the possibilities are endless arent they? thanks Andy for another interpretation, fab the wound great stuff (how'd you do that then?)

I'm not after marks outta 10 from everyone one lol just the few that gave me those tips to see if I carried them out OK so dont worry about that

so thanks for the comments and all, but this was really an exercise in learning some of those so generously given tips

have a great day ....

MickS 13 23 14 England
4 Jan 2010 11:07AM
Watcha Diana,
still a good pic, but, for me, it hasn't resolved the tension between the rough frame - bandaged hand, and the pretty blue background. The pretty girl and rough bits go together, although a fighter without scars is a contradiction in terms, the mod by Andy has helped to resolve that. I am still of the opinion that the blue, clean background is killing the pic.
Photoshop skills, as I'm on about 2/10, I'm not really in a position to judge, but I'd have to put you up in the higher numbersSmile
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
4 Jan 2010 11:58AM
9.999999999 recurring Smile

Stace x
MickS 13 23 14 England
4 Jan 2010 12:19PM
Watcha Diana,
I've just had another look over the pics this girl in her fighter scenario, I have to say, the 1st? in the lot, nobody talks about fight club, slightly different pose I know, Is the best. Perhaps too much work on the face, and the epz black is doing nowt for the pic, but, it shows what it is and still has the tension.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
4 Jan 2010 3:13PM
Simply brilliant Diana.
Brilliant shot

cirrusminor 10 380 3 England
4 Jan 2010 7:17PM
Oh WOW.... what a difference Smile
Great work Diana!
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 7:40PM
Hidey Di !

Massive improvement.

Its a 7 from me (only personal crit as an arty farty)

From 10 it lost points as follows.

1. For the hair cut out. The dead give-away is the haloing and the fact that the rain doesn't appear behind some of it. What extraction method are you using ?

2.The drops are round now (good stuff) but way to big. Raindrops are only the size of peas ya know. These are like meteors !

3. The blues aren't being sympathetic with the mono face. Colour balance needs to be a very subtle marriage. Desaturating just the blues/magentas might work better.

4.Its to "clean" , the frames a good grungy choice but she needs beeting up a bit , like after the action.

And from a purely imagination thingy , I was looking for a "lock" as the blood is just on her bandage , so did ya a quick mod.

Tin hat !
Roly 10 Wales
4 Jan 2010 8:19PM
I like the way that this shot is developing.Good work.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Jan 2010 9:07PM
Thank you again....

you are dead right about dirtying her face up and Andy has kindly told me how to do scars now, so thatís great....thank you

thank you Mick for the mod, the BG is all blurred now and thatís what I thought I had to avoid, oh well.

I liked fight club the best too. albeit a bit too grunged on her face (you're right)

Dave thank you for the mod too

1. The raindrops had a white bit where you mention, so couldnít help that bit, I added a layer mask a brushed the meteors out of her face and hair with a soft brush.

2. It was the only raindrops texture I could find (at the time) and hey, I like meteors! (but I get the point)

3. Iím not that great with tonal stuff...and I canít do that saturation bit yet, but Iíll be working on that Smile

4. Yeah well I was only concentrating on the skills alluded to in the previous upload..itís a great start though donít ya think ?

The grunging of Phoebe is fab, but way beyond my current skills, or is it a layer then and did you blend it (ooh I can say that now!) and which blend mode did you use please or did you brush bits out and not blend it.

So thanks for the honesty, all of you. Been really helpful..... no tin hat necessary from me (but you may need one when Phoebe sees this!)

Sheís the boxer!

Thank you for the other comments and clicks, most kind and very helpful

And any time any of you need help with lightpainting aliens you know where I am Wink

Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 9:26PM
How about we open up a digital arty help room in that meeting group place. ?

I can show you the blends and stuff , but I'm not going to be a Billy no mates in there !

P.S Phoebe would look good in a bin bag she's pretty !
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Jan 2010 9:31PM
Hell Yeah !

I'll be right behind you Smile

Thanks for that about Phoebe Smile

I have a (Brazillian coffee) sack (look good in a sack) already (remember the famous Marilyn Monroe shot in a sack)

but she wont wear it cos its all rough on the inside....but I'm working in it Wink

start the group and linky me Please

fab idea
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
5 Jan 2010 11:44AM
Count me in too!

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
5 Jan 2010 10:27PM
Andy thanks I have only just seen this mod, thats a bit different, kind of how my practice went today, but I wasnt keen on the texture on her face in that one (killing me softly that is)

this is good though and thanks for taking the time

She looks even rougher here with your mod lol


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