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Author Topic: Blanket Baby  (Read 19178 times)

Offline Beth

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Blanket Baby
« on: October 08, 2016, 10:45:51 AM »
This is a tough one.  Any suggestions for improvement?

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Offline Shadow

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Re: Blanket Baby
« Reply #1 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.  :)

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Re: Blanket Baby
« Reply #2 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?

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Offline Beth

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Re: Blanket Baby
« Reply #3 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.


Offline Lynnya

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Re: Blanket Baby
« Reply #4 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.
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Offline Beth

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Re: Blanket Baby
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2016, 05:02:15 PM »
Lynnya,  Is this better?  I turned down the blending on the baby.


Offline Lynnya

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Re: Blanket Baby
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2016, 05:35:58 PM »
Beth.. looking on my phone ..looks very white..will look again tomorrow on decent monitor..
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Offline Beth

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Re: Blanket Baby
« Reply #7 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.



Offline kiska

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Re: Blanket Baby
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2016, 12:39:27 PM »
The border around the pic needs to be blown out white, 255,255,255.
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Offline Mhayes

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Re: Blanket Baby
« Reply #9 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.

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