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Offline Kerbstone

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Graduate
« on: April 19, 2020, 04:51:31 PM »







Total Newbie with a lot to learn.  Would appreciate any advice on how to improve these images.

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 09:17:56 PM »
Wow! You really picked an easy one, NOT! I think you have done a great job so far. I think on your left I would have her hair flip up like it is on your right and not have it go off the page. I also wonder if you might darken her gown as I would think it would match her cap. At first when I downloaded your 3rd photo that there was a lot of added noise, but considering the shape the original was in; I think you made the right decision. You might try to add a little more definition around her mouth.

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 10:02:52 PM »


Thank you M.  I colored the gown and added to the lips.  I played with the hair but did not want to get too close to the tassel.  Hope this is an improvement. :-\

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2020, 10:49:17 PM »


Hair better?

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2020, 02:49:05 AM »
I think her smile is showing teeth...



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Offline Kerbstone

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 05:02:24 AM »

?? :)
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Re: Graduate
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 10:43:03 AM »
Something I do when I get a good tip like Kiska's - download their example and then overlay it on my work to see the difference. Might be worth a go?

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2020, 11:39:34 PM »
Thank you Shadow and Kiska.

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2020, 01:43:52 PM »


Kiska, I played around with curves and levels an although the shape of the mouth was more defined I could not get a result as good as yours so I added your mouth which definitely looks more natural.  What do you think?

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2020, 02:30:48 PM »
This is the original mouth over the restore. Tried to lighten parts of the skin. What's with the heavy grain?


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Re: Graduate
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2020, 03:35:03 PM »
I played again on the original with levels and curves and while I got the mouth shape I could not bring out the teeth.  On the positive side I discovered that there is a button just below the right collar at the neck.  I thought the noise gave it more depth and shadow.

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2020, 05:50:12 PM »


Is this better?

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2020, 10:09:45 PM »


Think I've found them under the extract component setting.  :)

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Re: Graduate
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2020, 11:51:16 PM »
That looks like its going to be a a great help and better detail on the face.  :up:
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Re: Graduate
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2020, 12:28:52 AM »




Here's what I've come up with for the newly found smile.  Thank you members for all the help.  :)