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By patman
this is one of my old photos i'm trying to salvage, i realize the crop is tight to the right but there is nothing i can do because that's how it was photographed, ive tried to give a more contrasty feel hope for some feed back cheers patman

Tags: Fashion Wedding and social Brides maid Portraits and people Wedding child

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banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4281 Canada
22 Feb 2009 9:41PM
Hi Pat, - youre right that it needs more contrast, - its a little flat.

Dont give up on the dress either, - you can fake it.

I found the best way to give this a boost was to add a 2 pixel Gaussian blur to a layer copy, change the mode to overlay, and decrease opacity as desired. I boosted saturation quite a bot, and sharpened the child.

The additional dress was done quite quickly, - if you spend time on it you can do a better job, - this is an example. I copied a piece of the dress and added it back in after adding space to the left. The grass is cloned in. Give it a try, - its a very nice original worth the effort.

Hope this helps


patman 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2009 10:51PM
thanks willie i like what you have done and thanks for the advice cheers ...patman
23 Feb 2009 2:38AM
the mods are all wonderful though the original made me smile and i like it as is too. =)

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