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Cheeky Grin

By gjfereday
Taken on a Lazy Sunday Afternoon. My first Sepia project.

Tags: Portraits and people

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Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2012 5:47PM
This is a lovely portrait of the little girl.
I've done a mod which only you and the team can
I've used the healing brush to remove a strand of hair
and even up a few tiny parts of face.(Her skin is perfect
but sometimes a little bit of darker colour distracts.)
Then I used saturation to warm up the tones -hue -10
and Sat +29. not sure if youll find this too warm.
I sharpened a little also.
hope you like the mod.

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banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
7 Jul 2012 5:50PM
Now you have all the kids on EPZ Graham!

Its a nice original shot, lovely smile, eye contact good interaction with the camera.

Toning a mono shot can have the effect of reducing contrast. It hasnt so much here, but its something to be watchful of.

The toning here to me looks more yellow that sepia, - sepia is a tad more brown. I dont know what software you use, - oets know next time, and we can be more helpful in how to do this. If its Photoshop, this has filters you can apply, - one of them, if you scroll down the list is Sepia, and it allows you to vary the density of the toning. Its important to click the Preserve Luminosity option to "ON"

Anyway, - you need to stat with a good mono with good contrast, Mod1, is where Ive adjusted the mono, reducing noise, brightening the eyes a little to get that sparkle. I also rotated the shot clockwise a little to have her less lying down. This is a good starting point.

The mod2 is a tighter crop, placing her head for an improved composition.

Mod3 is then a Sepia tone applied using the method described in photoshop. You can see it retains contrast while still applying a toning.

Mod4 is a very good method for toning called Duo or Tri toning, and can also be done in Photoshop. This example is a warm grey duo tone.

Finally, Mod 5 has no toning, but it shows whats possible with the mono shot if you apply a diffuse glow filter, which gives the shot a soft and dreamy look.

Hope all this gives you some ideas, and some help, and if you have any questions let me know,


gjfereday 7 46 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 12:29PM
thanks for your comments, much appreciated

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