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    Did some PS to bring out certain colors while making the rest b/w. looking on some comments and suggestion on this type of edit...


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    one reason to ask, whenever you do pp is why?

    before and after pp, does your photo become better?

    so in most cases of selective colouring, the reason for pp is to make the subject stand out. usually, the coloured thing will be very prominent and grab all attention immediately, popping out of the background

    here, it doesn't. the tones achieved do not stand out.. in fact the background ends up becoming more overbearing

    on another note, the person is looking very ghostly, not sure if you want to give such a feel

    maybe if you put up the original, people can suggest what pp exactly to do.. but personally, i do not think the photo is well taken in the first place.. it could be pp, but the flash here (if there was) looks very very strong

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    baring the possibility that it was not a good shot and it was not a good DI job, the makeup artist shld be sacked then.

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    good shot or bad shot i am not arguing.......but its surely is a very natural expression,down to earth looking pic......and very loud

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    don't let her see her skin tone and especially her lips in this photo...

    i think you are using the wrong adjustments to carry out your purpose...

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    Selective coloring can be applied here but just keep it to the flowers or other objects where the color is bright or colorful. If you do selective coloring on humans, they just look dead unless it's very well done.

    Also the whites is blown, the flowers has lost all it's details.

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    the face color/tone looks odd.
    the red color of the lower lips looks odd and upper lips not color.
    her left eye looks odd.

    not sure about the original, but this pp copy looks bad.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    your selection technique needs alot of work, some parts of her arm is also b&w

    anyway the bg is still too distracting and her line of sight is leading to nowhere
    i'd convert the whole thing to B&W and blur/motion the bg also adjusted the tones to make her stand out
    then added more bg on the right for her line of sight
    added some graphic elements for point of interest

    i did a sample DI for you to see

    Last edited by ortega; 4th April 2008 at 05:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    your selection technique needs alot of work, some parts of her arm is also b&w

    anyway the bg is still too distracting and her line of sight is leading to nowhere
    i did a sample DI for you to see

    the face just looks wrong in both pics. like too much surface blur applied like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    the face just looks wrong in both pics. like too much surface blur applied like that.
    i only work from existing pict, cannot do much

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i only work from existing pict, cannot do much
    ya lor. i wonder how the original looks like.

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    on my monitor, it looks like you have a slight greenish cast in your ps'ed photo. would suggest correcting the colour cast to achieve more natural looking skin tones, as well as the contrast and saturation to bring out the colours more vividly, particularly the pinks and reds. minor suggestions would be a slightly tighter framing at the top of the image, and some touching up of the teeth to make them look more even.

    e.g.

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    is the makeup a problem or your ps ?
    the face looks quite bad

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    Obviously you didnt do layers, either that or your layer mask was done with a terribly lazy job. Feathered too much such that the desat bit has eaten up part of her shoulders. Slip shod work will give you slip shod results.
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    Default Re: Akiko - wedding shots PS'ed

    Quote Originally Posted by RossChang View Post
    Did some PS to bring out certain colors while making the rest b/w. looking on some comments and suggestion on this type of edit...
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    Post a photo here and didn't come back, what kind of comments and suggestion are you seeking?
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