Be Mine, Or Die (A Valentine's Day Works)

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  1. Trenton Romulox

    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

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    I did some post-processing on this one. The eyes, teeth, and lips are all creations of post-processing. And there were some contrast, saturation, and shadow adjustments. Shot at f/13, 1/250, using two off-camera SB-800s.

    Feel free to critique anything, I just want to get better. Thank you.

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    Wow... you are a creepy mother-f*er! I think the eyes and the rose are too flat though. The right eye looks real, but the left eye and eye-brow doesn't to me.


    Other than that, nice shot!
     
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    I'm not sure how to make just the rose more exposed...anyone know how to go about that? I'm a total n00b in PhotoShop. The only thing I could do was make the eyes and lips and teeth look different. I want to give the rose more brightness.
     
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    lifeafter2am TPF Noob!

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    Create a new adjustment layer and you can "color" on the layer everything except the rose. Then just the rose will be affected within that adjustment layer.
     
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    Color with what? I'm such a rookie HAHA.
     
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    The paint brush. :)

    You have to go into your layers dialog, go to Channels and select to make visible the masking layer. Then just color on it everything that you don't want affected.
     
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    Hmm, okay. I've got to write ten essays for environmental science. But I'm gonna certainly keep working on this shot, that is, if you think this shot is worth continuing working on? Are the fundamentals even there?
     
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    I think so, no reason to not continue working on it. :)
     
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    You can try the magic wand to select the rose. When you click the rose it will select everything in that color range, adjust the tolerance for how close the colors have to be to be selected. I'm not sure if it would catch the lips in that, I'm not too much of a pro. If it does draw a rectangular marquee around the rose first...I believe that will work. If you need to click more than once use the buttons at the top toolbar to "add from selection" or "subtract from selection"...also available via alt key I believe. When you have the rose selected go to edit copy then edit paste, it will create a new layer for your rose. Go to your layer and make all the adjustments you want. I'm not sure how you would adjust the exposure, if it is raw you could take it to a raw editor from there (I think, not sure) otherwise just play with hue, saturation, brightness, and contrast.

    Ok. I'm just a noob at this so that may not be entirely accurate. I actually just learned how to do this today so I'm stoked to help somebody with it...that is, assuming I got it right.
     
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    I'm no expert on PS, so maybe the results will be fine, but wouldn't it be better to reshoot and light the rose? (I know, I'm asking a lot, so if a reshoot is impossible, PS is the only option)





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    See Adjustment layers for this. You can mask anything you don't want to adjust, and use all the normal adjustment for certain parts of your images.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That's sick dude.

    One thing I see is that you have the teeth going from yellow to white on flash side, but the lips remain constant red. Doesn't look right to me.
     

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