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Blue

By perkyjude  
I am trying to produce a photo for the title 'Blue'. I would love to hera your thoughts and preferences.

Tags: Portraits and people

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perkyjude 4 46 11 England
6 Oct 2012 11:07AM
Sorry, these are not modifications from other memebres, these are tow more ideas for the challenge I have for the title 'Blue' . What do you all think. Which one best fits the title 'Blue' and which one do you prefer?

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banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3402 Canada
6 Oct 2012 2:44PM
I like the original pose, but I dont like the blue toning. I would make the mono the best it can be, - black and white with strong blacks, as the shot itself screams blue without the colour. The colour for me kills the impact and excellent mood of the original.



regards


Willie
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 5:10PM
Fist of all let me say that the actual image/pose of V1 is absolutely superb but I agree with Willie that the blue tone is a little too heavy handed.
I have uploaded a modification where I have reduced the blue tint to be much more subtle. I have also added a little more contrast and brightness. See what you think. Good luck in the challenge.
Derek
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3402 Canada
6 Oct 2012 5:34PM
Ive had an idea and uploaded a mod you might like, or get some ideas from.

Its as suggested, a high contrast mono, and Ive added a little room to the top and right. But I have coloured her eyes only blue, - just slightly.


To do this, pick an appropriate colour (or copy the one here) ans set the brush to 100%, and the mode to COLOUR, then on a layer, paint the eyes, and use the layer opacity to set as you wish.

The expression and pose and rain say blue, and her eyes reflect the mood.



Regards


Willie
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 6:12PM
Really like you mod Willie.
Derek
perkyjude 4 46 11 England
6 Oct 2012 6:40PM
How did you add height?
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3402 Canada
6 Oct 2012 7:20PM
Use the crop tool to select the whole image, then drag to top centre point upwards, then OK. This will add more space, and it will be the background colour. You can clone in the window pane, or copy a section of it and paster it in, and clean up on a layer with the cloning tool. And thanks Derek, - it was you inspired it!

regards


Willie
perkyjude 4 46 11 England
6 Oct 2012 8:03PM
Thankyou Derek and Willie...you are both fantastic and I always appreciate you both helping me out with your thoughts, advice and comments. I am working on a new version now. I think you are right the black and white image is 'Blue' enough...
paulbroad 8 113 1012 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:23PM
You don't need the colour. Her expression fits the theme. Using the colour blue is a bit too much. Actually a fine image in mono.

Paul
perkyjude 4 46 11 England
7 Oct 2012 9:13AM

Quote:Use the crop tool to select the whole image, then drag to top centre point upwards, then OK. This will add more space, and it will be the background colour. You can clone in the window pane, or copy a section of it and paster it in, and clean up on a layer with the cloning tool. And thanks Derek, - it was you inspired it!

regards


Willie



I have a final version - take a look and see what you think. thankyou for your help.
Rollover 6 7 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 12:25PM
Jude,
Your finally b&w mod is stunning.
Did you take the image through the window or PS the effect.
Which ever way your achieved it, I heart it.
Take care
Graham
perkyjude 4 46 11 England
7 Oct 2012 12:31PM

Quote:Jude,
Your finally b&w mod is stunning.
Did you take the image through the window or PS the effect.
Which ever way your achieved it, I heart it.
Take care
Graham



Haha I did it the old fashioned way - through the window...my practical skills are far stronger than my PS skills... thankyou
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
23 Oct 2012 8:14AM
Great shot, works so well!

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