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Don't it Make Your Brown Eyes?

By chase
One of my very first portrait images that I decided to have a play with.I have wanted to have a go at something like this for a while but not had the confidence to do it.After almost a year with epz I have learned so much about manipulation,so I had a try.
I used the Channel Mixer to create the high key effect & then slightly coloured her eyes & lips using layers.
Cropped the image & added a simple border.

I would appreciate any constructive critisism.
Thankyou for looking.

Tags: Portrait Eyes People Digitally manipulated Selective colouring High key Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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deviant 17 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 8:36AM
Really good job on the eyes and the composition. Works for me.
juldon 18 78 England
11 Aug 2006 8:46AM
I really like this type of manip Janet. You have done a good jobe here.

JohnHawthorne 15 1.7k 5 Scotland
11 Aug 2006 8:50AM
Excellent! Yep, great work. I really like this effect (I use it myself a lot). Well done.
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
11 Aug 2006 8:50AM
Great work making a great image nice work
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 9:12AM
this is lovely, you have made a great image here, must have a go at this
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 9:16AM
Beautiful high key portrait Janet wishing you a great weekend.

franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 9:24AM
Excellent! Well composed and I like the high key effect to this.

C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
11 Aug 2006 9:33AM
You've made a very good job of things Janet - theres just about enough edge definition to create an impression of structure. Nice colouring and crop and model :O)
BillS 15 27 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 9:45AM
An excellent job ! Very graphic ! Bill
Dennie 16 260 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 9:52AM
Looks great you've done a great job.
Denise x
bricurtis Plus
15 2.5k 51 England
11 Aug 2006 9:58AM
An absolutely stunning image Janet. I would not know where to start to create something like this.I like high key and this is one of the best I have seen on site.Nice touch to colour the eyes. Excellent work.

KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
11 Aug 2006 10:00AM
Excellent work - the high key effect and hints of colour make this a very effective portrait.
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
11 Aug 2006 10:12AM
Thankyou all.
Maybe I should be a little more adventurous with my images !!
Janet xx
aussie 16
11 Aug 2006 10:16AM
Extreamly well manipulated. I love the high contrast. Composition is excellent, I love the way she's looking right at you. Really well done for a first portrait image. Nice work.

Lydia / Australia
CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 11:24AM
You've done a really good job Janet, the composition works really well with the key features holding enough detail..Cathy
Mayfly 15 485 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 11:57AM
Nice High key image. I know what you mean about having the confidence to change a good shot. I recently tried a similar thing - all I can say is experiment and try different things. John Hawthorne -

has some really good High key images in his portfolio. Take a look for some inspiration.


11 Aug 2006 12:19PM
Great job I really like it. Ed
highlander 17 32 Scotland
11 Aug 2006 12:23PM
Hello Janet, I would agree that you have done a good job here...the crisp high key detail and the hint of colour makes a brilliant art.
11 Aug 2006 12:45PM
I like the high key effect and overall composition... not a 100% sure about the colouring of the eyes but overall it's a winner.
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
11 Aug 2006 12:52PM
Hi Janet, I think it looks good, though the I do think that the left side of the face should have some hint of a facial line to keep the face contained and match the neck which has that line contour. Hope that made sense. Spot on! Click!!!

piccy 15 8 Wales
11 Aug 2006 1:03PM
Beautifully done - I love the eyes.
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
11 Aug 2006 1:55PM
excellent work, Janet!

MaryMac 15 258 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 2:13PM
Really great image well done for having the confidence to have a go you have done it really well
janehewitt 17 215 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 3:41PM
A well deserved Rc! I would love to experiment and do this, inspirational Jane
Imagine23 15 241 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 3:52PM
Well done - lovely job Smile
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
11 Aug 2006 4:01PM
Thankyou everyone,your support is most welcome.
Greg..makes total sense,lots to think about whilst doing I have to keep telling myself I'm never too old to try something new !!'s not as difficult as it seems,the channel mixer is a good start,switch to mono & have a play.
Andy..took a look at John's a while ago,one of my inspirations to give it a bash.

Janet xx
foggytwo 18 36 1 Scotland
11 Aug 2006 5:49PM
Cant criticise a super image like this Janet,its a beauty.
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
11 Aug 2006 5:57PM
its quite wonderful Janet and a bit of a change as you have said
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
11 Aug 2006 6:04PM
Looks good to me Janet, a nice peice of manipulation

WayneG 15
11 Aug 2006 6:21PM
Great high key image. Just enough detail to allow the mind to fill in the missing bits.

vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 8:35PM
excellent shot - like the high key effect well done

Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 8:39PM
great first attempt Janet, love the eyes
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
11 Aug 2006 9:36PM
This is wonderful Janet.
I look forward to seeing you upload more.
Well done.
Westers 16 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
11 Aug 2006 9:51PM
I've been looking at this on and off since you posted it and the thing I love about it is the subtle shadows that give just enough hint of a face but don't actually form a face, if you see what I mean.
Ceciliat 16 6 Philippines
12 Aug 2006 12:36AM
Brilliant! I like the eyes and lips Smile
Well work...
tonymarq 15 1 United States
12 Aug 2006 2:41AM
Janet stunning portrait with high definition really well done!

stay well
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
12 Aug 2006 8:30AM
Hi Janet,blue is the answer,great song by Crystal Gayle.Even better portrait by you.Love the effect and crop you have used.Creative and original,delicate and subltle.Elegant and classy.Take care.AnnSmile
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2006 3:42PM
quality shot Janet
dionne 17 29 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2006 10:42PM
A stunning portrait!
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 8:42AM
outstanding work janet, well done.

13 Aug 2006 5:48PM
What a great image! Excellent all around!

chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
13 Aug 2006 8:21PM
Thankyou all.
I took down the follow on image from this as I wasn't too happy with it,I find this one much better,probably as the other one had a sepia tint to it.Thankyou for your comments,sorry but it wasn't sitting right with me.
Janet xx
Mavis 19 143 2 England
15 Aug 2006 7:23AM
Fantastic high key shot Janet . Wonderful eyes and lips . Don't get much better xx
CaroleA 15 5 3 England
25 Aug 2006 5:53PM
Just time to say, this is a really eye-catching image. Well worked.

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