Did you know using PS is cheating?

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brick33308
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Re: Did you know using PS is cheating?
In reply to suddie1215, 7 months ago

suddie1215 wrote:

I have nothing against "photoshopping" or post processing but that's just awful editing. The little girl looks like she was cut out of the original by a rodent chewing on the edges of the photo. There's a significant halo around her and terrible color fringing on the left side of her hair. I'd certainly not want to bring additional attention to it.

brick33308 wrote:

Or so says Florida Nature Photagrapher in his post (linked below) responding to my retouch of the OP's photo (per her invitation). Immediately following his assertion are my 2 separate responses.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52970768

totally agree, and when I offered it to the OP, I pointed out that in the quick retouch I was showing her just to demonstrate possibilities, I didn't take the time to do a proper extraction. Which is also why I asked her if she wanted to post her image in the retouching forum where some truly talented people could work on it.

She told me she wants a full rez copy of what I did, and I was getting ready to tell her my work wasn't up to snuff and to encourage her to post a copy here where you and others will undoubtedly do a much better job.

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