Beautiful young woman . . .

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GPapa
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Beautiful young woman . . .
Nov 11, 2012

Not so good background. You all know what I do with shots like this. Was wondering what you guys would do?

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Re: Beautiful young woman . . .
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View original size for best quality.

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Nice
In reply to Sam B, Nov 11, 2012

I like how you made the skin tone and lighting match the background.

I might have rotated a notch counter clockwise, but then I once wrote an instruction piece titled "Rafter Layout with a Square" and my kids thought that was totally appropriate.

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Re:Love it Sam. Nice contrast yet has a soft look. nt re: Beautiful young woman . . .
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In reply to GPapa, Nov 12, 2012

Got rid of girl in background, blur, and Topaz plug-in.



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In reply to Babine, Nov 12, 2012

this would look beautiful on an oval pendent. Beautiful edit.

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That would be WOW!
In reply to Babine, Nov 12, 2012

Very nice. There is something like a tissue overlay effect or something going on here. I like this a lot.

Talk about before and after . . .

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A moment in time.

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Thank you Lois.

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In reply to GPapa, Nov 12, 2012

Thank you.

Subject extracted, placed on new BG, merged, converted to B&W, coloured via gradient, blended down to the full colour version below via a mask and added a pattern layer over-top in soft light mode.

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Great extraction .. on a perfect BG. Well done.

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OK here goes . . .
In reply to GPapa, Nov 12, 2012

The really odd thing is . . . this girl thinks she is not attractive.

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In reply to GPapa, Nov 12, 2012

Definitely needed a change in the background.   Not happy with this result though since it needs more tlc (spent way too much time on the extraction phase which is still my Achille's Heel), but tired I am (and going to hit the sack soon).   Thanks for the play GPapa.  

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This is very nice.
In reply to lylejk, Nov 12, 2012

I think you got the lighting correct. I can't do extractions so I can't comment on that skill.

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Very nice indeed, this is more like the lyljk I admire.

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As always super result.

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Thanks Carl; forget sometimes why I still come here. :;)

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In reply to GPapa, Nov 12, 2012

Second try. Her beauty is haunting. Reminds me of La Gioconda.



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