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  1. #1
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    Portrait of My New Daughter In Law

    Here is a portrait of my new daughter in law before and after. Comments welcome

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    Cool Exposure corrected

    Hey Frank,

    I noticed the shadow on her left shoulder was rather obnoxious ... so I decided to ... well, you know ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Hey Frank,

    I noticed the shadow on her left shoulder was rather obnoxious ... so I decided to ... well, you know ...

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    Beat me to it, much more natural looking.
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    here's my edit:



    i warmed her skin a bit cause it looked like it was a little washed out!
    did some other stuff too.
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    My working colorspace was AdobeRGB ... and when saved as a straight JPEG ... it appears to drain color from the image as the Internet is a sRGB colorspace. I had to go back and save it as a "Web Posting" ... and that immediately converted it to the appropriate sRGB colorspace.

    Yeah, even I occasionally forget. It looked amazingly different from what I thought I sent and what I edited.

    Elisha ... I believe you may have just a bit too much contrast in yours. Personal preference, I suspect.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-26-2009 at 06:22 PM.
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    They both look great. I didn't know what to do with the shadow. I will play with it later. I used Portrait Pro. Then used PS.

    Thanks

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    for some reason I like increased blacks and added contrast. I tend to overdo it I suppose!
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    Yeah, I'm actually more of a fan of either Frank's before or Don's edit. It is easy to get a bit heavy handed with the sliders, I find myself doing it often.

    I think you stare at a picture full screen for long enough and it looks funny. Like when you write the same word over and over and then start thinking you are misspelling it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    for some reason I like increased blacks and added contrast. I tend to overdo it I suppose!
    I think maybe the Gamma on you're monitor is a bit off, maybe that's why it looks fine to you but consistently off from everyone else's perspective.
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    A matter of perspective, taste of uncalibrated monitors? I tend to like elisha's images and his 'edits' after I read this thread I thought the same thing, I like strong deep blacks, and find myself adding up to much contrast and saturation also, maybe it IS our monitors Elisha? I need to learn more about the different and correct uses of contrast and saturation.
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