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Jake and Hindu

By diver pete
Just for a bit of fun. I would appreciate any suggestions of how to get rid of the halo of lighter water around the boy without leaving sharp noticable edges.

Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: mwatkins9801, User_Removed, coccinella and 8 more

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wgfarquhar 18 473
17 Aug 2004 10:13AM
try the smudge tool
elowes 18 2.8k United Kingdom
17 Aug 2004 10:14AM
This looks good but the halo does make the boy's head look unreal. I have no idea how to get rid of it. I sometimes experience this myself when manipulating pics and usually get right down into the image and try pixel at a time, often does not work and very time consuming.
jochen 17
17 Aug 2004 10:18AM
looks somehow strange... Wink click
mtrueman 18 69
17 Aug 2004 10:28AM
Id recommend using the smudge tool as well, but on a layer mask.
wgfarquhar 18 473
17 Aug 2004 10:36AM
Back again, reminds me of a Nirvana albulm cover.....
Ade_Osman 19 4.5k 36 England
17 Aug 2004 10:45AM
Reminded me of the old BBC TV program Tomorrows World, didn't have some start up titles that were similar to this?....Anyway, great
park my ferret 18 1.0k United Kingdom
17 Aug 2004 11:01AM
smells like ... bottle nosed dolphin!!
ading 18 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2004 11:26AM
Reminded me of the baby from NIRVANA's album cover 'Nevermind'. Love it
maverick04 17 12 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2004 1:31PM
Very clever, Click.
mwatkins9801 18 190
17 Aug 2004 2:50PM
sometimes you can zoom in and use the lasso tool or magnetic lasso to create a tight selection, then (in photoshop, don't know about ps elements) modify -> contract a few pixels, then in the same sequence, feather about 1/3 to half the contracted distance. Extensis software makes a good masking tool for isolating subjects from backgrounds too. i think the eval version is still available for download from their website. 10 for creativity!
kaybee 18 8.2k 27 Scotland
17 Aug 2004 3:01PM
Make sure your selection doesn't take in any background, feather by just 1 or 2 pilxels then contract the selection by the same amount

17 Aug 2004 4:19PM
really effective composition. Den
stevem 17 238 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2004 9:00PM
Really excellent! - listen to the others about the halo, but consider the highlights on the baby's head & arms too - (matching colour & intensity). Where was the dolphin shot taken?
diver pete 18 71 1 New Zealand
18 Aug 2004 9:12AM
The dolphin shot was taken in Dolphin Reef in Eilat.
Thanks for the advice. Will try these techniques now and see how I get on.
pennyspike 19 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2005 7:24AM
A good fun pic that works OK as a small image.
Another ploy would be to use layers and blending modes. Apply a little Gaussian blur and erase through to the to background to achieve desired effect. All the other advice is also useful. Try them and see what works for you.
Or you could take baby to dolphin and try again.... I've seen in in Diver Magazine but can't remember which issue. Apparently Mum was just out of shot. It caused a lot of comment....not all friendly!

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