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Cleo in the dark

By hellsbells8868
Cleo sat in the footwell of the car.
The picture was mostly dark and i wanted to make it more so and this is my first photo that i have tried to play, i am just learning PS and so i altered the levels and cloned a part of it as her lead was showing, i wasnt brave enough to go any closer to hide the one side of her body that is showing as i didnt want to lose her whiskers.......

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals

Voters: zebraboy, C_Daniels, Ian-Munro and 41 more

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zebraboy 13 197 Australia
20 Jun 2008 10:40AM
Great shot!!

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C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
20 Jun 2008 10:42AM
Nice smile Smile
Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
20 Jun 2008 10:46AM
I think thats another cool image. And you are better at PS than me lol.

Havn't you anything better to do? some of us are working lmaoSmile

Well done on a great shot.

marc484ie 11 31 1 Ireland
20 Jun 2008 10:50AM
Great shot of this Staffie. You must be like me a staffie fan. Shows the fun loving smile that a staffie always wears. Well captured.
hellsbells8868 10 151 2 Wales
20 Jun 2008 11:05AM
Ty everyone..... I adore staffies, i have 3 and their smiles and temprement are amazing.......
Im going to have to have a word with one of my 'bosses' to get internet access i while i work sounds fab, so many photos on here i havent had a chance to look at yet...
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
20 Jun 2008 12:38PM
Excellent canine portrait
jason_e 13 15 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 12:45PM
Excellent shot, very well captured.
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 12:53PM
really nice portrait, she looks so happy , i think the eyes could do with being a bit sharper,but that will come with more practice and ps work Smile
20 Jun 2008 1:24PM
totally agree with imander for the sharpness of eyes... Overall fabolous attempt Smile

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 2:13PM
A super capture!

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 5:04PM
Superb shot.
Sus 13 3.2k 9 England
20 Jun 2008 7:22PM
what a great shot! I love staffie smiles. Really wanted to see this effect on a staffy, and you have carried it off to perfection here.
churchill123 14 233 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 1:30PM
Lovely doggie portrait, love the staffies

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
21 Jun 2008 1:50PM
Super portrait, magical capture.

taupo 10 66
22 Jun 2008 6:15PM
Great shot, love the dark background.

23 Jun 2008 12:48AM
Fantastic portrait, Helen. Just love it.
MandsH 11 England
23 Jun 2008 8:31AM
Fantastic shot, works so very well
newty1 12 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 7:07PM
youve captured him really well, nicely done
kiwibird 14 30 New Zealand
24 Jun 2008 12:01AM
Hi Helen, thanks for your comment on my dog paw pic. I went to have a look at your portfolio and this is my favourite! Really lovely....I'm glad you preserved the whiskers as they look fantastic. I like Staffies too.
Paddy 15 254 8 England
24 Jun 2008 7:52AM
hello & welcome nice to see your work, this is really lovely, you can use the burn brush on a real low level to burn in the BG a little at a time, a good technique to master for unwanted bits & pieces on your work .. the heal brush is also very useful tool, also when you downsize your image it looses sharpness just use sharpen edges to bring it back, you can always lessen it once you have used this ..., if you ever want any help I will if I can, this site has taught me so much ... Paddy
hellsbells8868 10 151 2 Wales
24 Jun 2008 8:00AM
Thank you for your comment and help, i agree this site is amazing and i am getting braver with photoshop....Helen
markthecat 12 3 England
24 Jun 2008 9:18PM
Nice face

BrokenAir 10 20 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 12:17PM
What a fantastic shot ^_^
Fivos 10
30 Jun 2008 11:40AM
What a great looking Staffie!

FredF 11 1 France
18 Jul 2008 10:55AM
Superb shot, well taken.

MRS_IMANDER 10 14 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 11:07AM
aww what a wonderful face!!! I could gaze into those eyes for ages

well done deb
tigs 13 145 3 Netherlands
18 Jul 2008 5:14PM
I really love this one, square crop suits it perfectly and you've done a great job of darkening the background. Just needs some slight sharpening to really make it pop... beautiful work, and a very happy looking Cleo!

23 Jul 2008 6:09PM
What a happy dog! Great shot. My dog spotted it and was grunting at the screen!! Well cropped too!
Morpyre Plus
13 1.6k 8 Wales
23 Jul 2008 9:00PM
absolutely stunning capture - a truely wonderful portrait of a beautiful doggy - makes me want to get more staffies again Grin

if this is what you can do with PS already than you are on a path to greatness Grin

pete should make this the front cover for the next EPZ book Grin

peter "morpyre" turner

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