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my guitar gently weeps

By Diana
I tried some of those techniques so generously given from my last so thank you for those I feel really privileged to receive your expertise

I weeped to this whilst editing

so… I cloned the BG out that shows the back ground stuff see V3 ..I have two backdrops one to the back and one to the side (see the join) so the 10mm caught both of those

V2 is without a crop I liked this one the best but…. some might say too much to the top soooo I cropped it in a bit

I then used that fuzziness thingy Lesley (cassiecat) suggested, then added a layer mask... masked back and….. I even flattened an image….. first time ever Wink really !

I think I got the box level, so thank you Willie for pointing that out in the last one .....then used a softener for the skin
thanks as always especially for the help, really appreciated

Diana

Tags: Fashion Portraits and people Flash and lighting Gently weeping

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5 Sep 2010 12:32AM
nice shot v3 Smile
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
5 Sep 2010 12:38AM
V3 ? I declined a night shoot tonight to do this one ..oh well

took me ages to do

.....back to the drawing board

Thanks anyway though

Diana
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 12:38AM
Great shot Diana, for me I think its V1 or maybe V2, oh what the hell half a click and vote each Smile

Hugh
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
5 Sep 2010 12:40AM
halves are good... well, two halves make a whole Smile thank you Hugh

I prefer V2 myself

Diana
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
5 Sep 2010 1:51AM
Note to self:- never relinquish a night shoot in favor of pp techs Wink
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
5 Sep 2010 2:12AM
I have clicked between V1 and 2 over and over and I can't chose, both are good. - gary
VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 7:50AM
I love all 3!!!
User_Removed 12 1 8 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 7:52AM
great work D! My fav so far.

Al.
5 Sep 2010 8:29AM
Great distortion of volumes, but not too much.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
5 Sep 2010 9:14AM
v2 for me. i wouldnt pass over a shoot for processing, i hate it! your selection with the dropper and fuzziness slider needs abit of modification as there are some remnants of the bg around the model, more noticeable around the head. I just used the clone tool set to mode lighten (on the top panel) with a hard brush and opacity 30% and went along the edge of the model, it didnt take long. think its worth masking back in the line of the stool as it gives a grounding for the model.lesley
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
5 Sep 2010 9:21AM
forgot to mention, i think the use of the guitar with this pose works well.lesley
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 9:56AM
V1 is so strong. I'm enjoying this series - have no experience of this sort of work so difficult to comment, but I love the feet and legs!
Moira
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 12:29PM
Super work Diana. This series is inspiring me to have a go at some portraits with the 10-20.
V1 crop definitely.
Derek
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4247 Canada
5 Sep 2010 5:47PM
I too like V2, as it suggestive of her receding which is nice. I would leave a little more of the box visible so it doesnt simply appear to be a line in the left.

A very good shot.

W
5 Sep 2010 6:47PM
V2 for me, excellent work, super image very well captured.
David
Jestertheclown 12 8.4k 253 England
5 Sep 2010 9:25PM
At it again aren't you ? !

I love V2 for the same reasons that I liked your upload yesterday.

I was going to suggest that you either remove the box entirely, or include all of it but it looks like Willie's had that idea already.
I prefer the crop in this one as well.
NobbytheNobster 12 33 5 England
8 Sep 2010 3:11PM
Wicked shot Diana, i dont get most of what others are on about here! But then i am new to all this photography jargon lark!
Excellent work Smile
Ricky.
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
8 Sep 2010 8:21PM
For some reason, v2 calls to me. Love the perspective here with the leg forward. Excellent work Diana.
Anne
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Sep 2010 10:15PM
thank you so much I have learned so much from this exercise

thank you for all your time in doing the mods and also for PMing me all those wonderful instructions (phew) lots to digest but all so useful

So.....I have 6 photshop skills now, and one of them is turning it on Wink

so thats great

thank you

Diana
RoxyMoo 11 17 England
15 Sep 2010 12:36PM
V2 for me, Just fabulous x
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
20 Sep 2010 1:09AM
thanks again

Diana

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