Would love help on this picture (for school yearbook)

Started Jan 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sam B
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Re: Would love help on this picture (for school yearbook)
In reply to Novalee Marie, Jan 5, 2013

Thanks

I started by adjusting the Levels.  I used Topaz ReMask for the extraction and then blurred the mask a bit.  Next, I used a program called Backdrop Designer to create the background.  For her skin I used Imagenomic Portraiture.  Lastly, I used Nik Color Efex Pro for the vignette.

As for tutorials, I would recommend Lynda.com.  For $25.00 a month (I believe) you get access to their entire library.  For a little more you can also get access to the pictures they use in the lessons. 

Novalee Marie wrote:

This edit is amazing! love it.

I wish I was half as talented! Do you use any certain filters, etc to achieve this. I am amazed by how professional you made my photo look. Now if only I could do this

Can you recommend any tutorials that you have found helpful?

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