Beautiful young woman . . .

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GPapa Senior Member • Posts: 1,914
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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Sam B
Sam B Veteran Member • Posts: 5,772
Re: Beautiful young woman . . .
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GPapa OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,914
Nice

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.

asoftwind
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Re:Love it Sam. Nice contrast yet has a soft look. nt re: Beautiful young woman . . .
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GMack Senior Member • Posts: 2,928
Re: Beautiful young woman . . .

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



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Re: Gary.......

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

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GPapa OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,914
That would be WOW!

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 . . .

Patsy Murphy Senior Member • Posts: 2,250
Re: Beautiful young woman . . .

A moment in time.

Regards Patsym

Babine Veteran Member • Posts: 6,276
Re: Gary.......

Thank you Lois.

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Babine Veteran Member • Posts: 6,276
Re: That would be WOW!

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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Babine Veteran Member • Posts: 6,276
Re: Beautiful young woman . . .

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

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GPapa OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,914
OK here goes . . .

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

lylejk
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Re: Beautiful young woman . . .

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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GPapa OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,914
This is very nice.

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

carl english
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Re: lylejk

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



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