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The Beard Man

By dusfim
The Photo was taken in Rome in front of the Vatican. Just a quick snap shot.

Tags: General Portraits and people

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2014 7:21PM
I like him a lot. 'Just a quick snap shot', but I think you have replaced the background. There's a broken white outline to the hat, which actually works quite well to distinguish it from the background although I would soften it a bit. When the white outline extends down beside the left side of the face it becomes more of a problem I think.

I shall try a Mod, simply softening that line to give a less cut-out feel to the edges.

I'd also like to get a bit of light into his eyes, I'll see what I can do there.

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Ayoob 7 Australia
15 Jan 2014 7:32PM
Great portrait image capture - like it a lot....Grin
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
15 Jan 2014 7:33PM
Its good for a quick snap mario.

Some tidying up needed where youve replaced the background, - especially just at the side of his face. You need to get rid of that slight haloo effect all around. Enlage the image as you paint in, and you can get a really good result.

The eyes a little dark, - nothing you could do.

the character looks very interesting.

Ive cleaned up the black selection in the mod, and lifter the eyes a little. Reduced noise just a little.


dusfim 8 Malta
15 Jan 2014 8:00PM
Yes I agree with both of you. I should have given more attention while doing the background.

Please Willie can you explain what you mean by Enlage the image as you paint in. Both Mods are excellent.

Thanks for your support.

Mario dusfim
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 9:10AM
The basis of a fine image, but your selection is noticeable and detracts. I would leave off the huge dark frame in this section and the whole image does seem a bit dark. Some work with the dodge tool, perhaps.


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