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Offline coopmj

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Woman with candles
« on: February 13, 2020, 04:21:45 PM »
Hi All,

Please take a look and see if any additional corrections are needed.  I'll be honest, I have no idea what's in the background here--bleachers? Also, I couldn't distinguish any sort of candle holder so I just added some additional flowers around the candles.  Happy to change it if you have other thoughts.

Thanks!

Mary

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Offline Candice

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Re: Woman with candles
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 06:48:03 PM »
The one thing I catch when toggling back and forth are the eyes.  They are not as wide as you have them. Other than that she's lovely!
Candy

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Re: Woman with candles
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 11:45:24 AM »
Good catch Candy, I'll fix the eyes.  Thanks!!

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Re: Woman with candles
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 02:45:52 PM »
Mary, I think you have done a fantastic job and all that is left is to tweak in certain areas. I didn't play around with the skin, but would try to even out and perhaps darken a little with shadows around her collar bone and even her facial areas. This is a quick and dirty and not too proud of how I did the shadows around the flowers, but was trying to anchor them to the table cloth. I also darken the flowers so they also had areas that were darker than others. For that I added a layer new with Soft Light as the mode and checked with 50% gray. Then I brushed in at various opacity. I did this also on the wall and while not noticeable; I wanted some shadows on the wall, especially around the girl. Later after a merge visible, I used Curves with the top tool (above the droppers) where I couldn't move the curve where I wanted darken. This did the whole photo, so I added a layer and conceal all and then brush back only the flowers.

You had done a lot of work to get this far and  great job!



« Last Edit: February 15, 2020, 02:47:44 PM by Mhayes »
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Offline coopmj

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Re: Woman with candles
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 06:29:06 PM »
Thank you Margie! I have already sent it back but Iím going to make these corrections and resend. I think the shadowing of flowers and girl is a a big improvement. I can always count on you all to pick up things I miss, (and I donít think Iíll ever be at the point where I donít miss something)! Thanks again!

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Re: Woman with candles
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 06:38:48 PM »
Mary, we are all at that place where we do miss something. Different set of eyes see different things and by the time you have work on any photo for a long time, it is easy to miss things. You just missed some minor tweaks. Nice work. :up:
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Re: Woman with candles
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 12:07:30 AM »
Preach on, Margie.  We've all had those pictures.  That's the value of sharing our work!
Candy