My first composite background (C&C please)

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My first composite background (C&C please)
7 months ago

I posted these photos at Portrait forum.  I incorporate some of the suggestions there but figured that this might be a better forum of the discussion.  This is my first time doing these sort of things.  Any suggestions, comments and helpful criticism are appreciated.

I replaced the white background with a texture background to make the photo more interesting and create more depth.  But some suggested the background has too much details made it look flat.  I tried G blur the background but then it became muddy and didn't look good at all.  How to solve this?

When I lighted the photo, it created a white rim along the edge.  How to eliminate that?

Thanks,

Joshua

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