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  1. #1
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    My Granddaughter at the Ball Field

    I posted this in the picture of the day but after I read Peeks advice I decided to try to add some bokeh to the image. I used the Alien Skin Bokeh Plug-in.

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    Much better. The face is a little bit dark and could be brightened up a bit. The apple could be darkened slightly where it's really bright on the top. Other than that, it's a great image!
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    here's my edit Frank:



    i took it into LR 2.3 and used the Punch Preset and then reduced the Clarity on it. Then i used the adjustment wand/brush to increase the EV on the face, neck, some parts of the hair that was dark and her eyes. different EV values for each mentioned above.

    Then i took it to CS4 and sharpened it a little.

    sorry if i messed it up but i love experimenting :-)
    Last edited by Elisha; 05-31-2009 at 06:53 PM.
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    Looks great. I need to learn how to use LR. My computer is too slow and it takes forever to do anything. I haven't even opened up LR since the ne version came out.


    Thanks
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    I'm surprised you edit in PS CS4 then, LR2 is much less of a hog! Photoshop even slows me down at times.
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    I applaud your efforts on this one especially Elisha's.
    However its that damn fence that kills it for me. The regular pattern makes things worse of course.
    The problem with editing backgrounds with pics like this is that the hair is impossible to deal with without investing an inordinate amount of time.
    Like I said in the other thread get it right in the camera and cut edits to a minimum.
    Always thinks about DOF.
    Stopping down to f4/5.6 would have defocused the background.
    Getting Angelina to take step forward may have done the trick or maybe both.

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    BTW, if I seem to come in at the tail end of a discussion, it's not because I'm doing the female thing and trying for the last word. My time zone is 5 to 8 hours in front of most of you guys so I'm like as not safely tucked in by the time your discussion is taking place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    I'm surprised you edit in PS CS4 then, LR2 is much less of a hog! Photoshop even slows me down at times.
    Your Computer certainly affects what can be done in PS. Maybe we need a thread to discuss what we are using and offer advice for others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peekayoh View Post
    Your Computer certainly affects what can be done in PS. Maybe we need a thread to discuss what we are using and offer advice for others.
    Nice edit. I hate chain link fences. They are the WORST to deal with because they are so unsightly and they make for ugly bokeh.

    Computer wise, obviously the newer the better, and lots of RAM (memory) helps a lot. All my 4GB gets used up with Photoshop CS4.
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    Cool Sharing knowledge ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peekayoh View Post
    Your Computer certainly affects what can be done in PS. Maybe we need a thread to discuss what we are using and offer advice for others.
    You know, Peter ... there is a lot to be said about buying a book and going through the exercises included. I mean, that along would save a whole lot of "extra, extra" writing ... as some of us do work for a living. LOL Don't we?
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