Beautiful young woman . . .
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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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.
"God doesn't give us what we can handle; God helps us handle what we are given." -Unknown
Thank you Lois.
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.
Great extraction .. on a perfect BG. Well done.
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.