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Title: Blanket Baby
Post by: Beth on October 08, 2016, 10:45:51 AM
This is a tough one.  Any suggestions for improvement?

Original

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag295/VIPCleaningService/OPR%20WIPs/BrownB_25_9_3x3_zpsltowoavv.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/VIPCleaningService/media/OPR%20WIPs/BrownB_25_9_3x3_zpsltowoavv.jpg.html)

WIP

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Title: Re: Blanket Baby
Post by: Shadow on October 08, 2016, 03:53:16 PM
You are right ... what a tough one. I don't have the expertise to recommend anything. Just wanted to wish you good luck! Will be watching to see how it turns out.  :)
Title: Re: Blanket Baby
Post by: Hannie on October 09, 2016, 06:40:38 AM
Great job Beth and how brave you are!
No tips other than keeping the grass area soft to match the rest of the baby?

Hannie
Title: Re: Blanket Baby
Post by: Beth on October 09, 2016, 02:22:03 PM
Here's a second version.  I softened the entire photo a little more and tried to keep the baby and his surroundings balanced. Then I did some minor cloning including reshaping the top of the baby's head. I also did some burning on a new soft light layer filled with 50% gray because the whole thing looked washed out.

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag295/VIPCleaningService/OPR%20WIPs/BrownB_25_9_3x3wip_zpsuyye5p1u.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/VIPCleaningService/media/OPR%20WIPs/BrownB_25_9_3x3wip_zpsuyye5p1u.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Blanket Baby
Post by: Lynnya on October 09, 2016, 02:47:33 PM
Hi Beth.. yes a toughie indeed.. I like the baby's face on the first version personally.. the second  looks a little chalky on my screen.
Title: Re: Blanket Baby
Post by: Beth on October 09, 2016, 05:02:15 PM
Lynnya,  Is this better?  I turned down the blending on the baby.

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag295/VIPCleaningService/OPR%20WIPs/BrownB_25_9_3x3wip_zpszzuxrcio.jpg) (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/VIPCleaningService/media/OPR%20WIPs/BrownB_25_9_3x3wip_zpszzuxrcio.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Blanket Baby
Post by: Lynnya on October 09, 2016, 05:35:58 PM
Beth.. looking on my phone ..looks very white..will look again tomorrow on decent monitor..
Title: Re: Blanket Baby
Post by: Beth on October 10, 2016, 11:20:21 AM
Tried to tone down the bright white blanket. It isn't easy to do.  I also added a little shadow under the front edge of the blanket to ground it.
I think I'm calling this one done. I'll see what they say when I upload it.


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Title: Re: Blanket Baby
Post by: kiska on October 10, 2016, 12:39:27 PM
The border around the pic needs to be blown out white, 255,255,255.
Title: Re: Blanket Baby
Post by: Mhayes on October 10, 2016, 04:22:26 PM
Kiska's right and that is one reason when I crop that I leave the border. It is also one of the few times that I do use the white eye dropper.

Margie