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Colour version of MMR

By Taya  
Same photo as the B&W one. Just thought you'd might like to see the colou version. I haven't done much PS work here.

Any comment and advice welcomed. You've all been extremely helpful.


Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: bytorphoto, denian, kanos and 10 more

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denian 13
21 Apr 2006 1:45PM
Nice series of Portrait shots, like the crop in this one.


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kanos 11 Wales
21 Apr 2006 1:59PM
Nice DoF. Her eyes really hold my attention
kaybee 13 5.5k 25 Scotland
21 Apr 2006 11:41PM
I hate to throw a spanner in the works Taya, but the focus is not sharp on the eyes (especially her right one). I assume you were using the lens wide open giving a very shallow depth of focus.

Work on it though - it is a nice portrait
Paul Morgan 16 18.9k 6 England
22 Apr 2006 12:28PM
Another nice portrait Taya, the eyes just look a bit soft.

Taya 12 19 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2006 1:46AM
Thank you for all your comments and modifications Smile

Kaybee, I was using a very wide aperture and I've only balanced the colour in PS! But you are right, the focus around the eyes is quite soft!
kaybee 13 5.5k 25 Scotland
23 Apr 2006 6:07AM
Right Taya, I will try and remember what I did (I do the mods and then deletethem as they are not mine to keep)

1. clone/patch tool to remove skin blemmishes on neck and face. Also to clean the burst veins on cheek and lighten under the eyes.
2. select the lips with a small feather and copy onto a new layer which is then converted to 'soft light' and blended.
3. select the skinand give it a moderate feather before copying onto a new layer. This is then softened slightly (I use an 'action' I have, but slight gaussian blur will do). I then use the erasor with a soft edge to remove any softness that has crept over the eyes/mouth (and to a lesser degree, the nose).
4. flatten the layers.
5. roughly select the eyes and give it a fairly large feather and copy to a new layer. Then use the 'smart sharpen' filter (unsharp mask if you are not using CS2) to sharpen the eyes. If there is too much sharpening on the skin round the eyes remove that with the erasor.
6. Flatten layers and that is it....easy and quick

If you want more info e-mail me or send an instant message.

Hope it helps

Taya 12 19 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2006 7:42AM
Hi Roy,

Wow, that's a lot of work, and it really enhances the photo. I am going to do this tonight! Thank you for spening your time on modifying this photo.

Taya Smile

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