Gimp users, looking for some tips for portraits, example included.

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  1. Tulsa

    Tulsa TPF Noob!

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    I feel like I am limited in my abilities in GIMP2. I realize there are endless posibilities with PS, but GIMP is the tool for now.

    Here is the original out of the camera, followed by my PP version

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    I sharpened and adjusted curves, pretty basic. Is there anything else I could do? I would love to see your take, and what you did.
    If there are photoshop people looking too, I would love to see what I am missing with PS if you do not mind taking a stab at it.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Are you trying to save a rather underexposed OOF image?
     
  3. Tulsa

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    You think its underexposed?
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You don't?
     
  5. Tulsa

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    No, I don't think so.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Ok.
     
  7. Tulsa

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    I looked at the second, larger image's histogram...it seems to be underexposed by 1.7 stops, give or take...
     
  9. Tulsa

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    hmm, well there you have it!

    Any Gimpers out there?
     
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    sleist Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I use digiKam and GIMP in Linux. I did the following using digiKam, and the reproduced in GIMP.

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    Adjusted curves, then gamma, tweaked contrast, and decreased saturation. Then sharpened. Nothing too fancy.
     
  11. Fedaykin

    Fedaykin TPF Noob!

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    I use GIMP. But only for certain things. I mainly use Digikam at the moment.

    This image is underexposed and OoF though, not a lot can be done without messing it up more.

    MHO

    *EDIT* Wow, well that was a nice coincidence. Nice job too Sleist.
     
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    Ouch.

    It must be time for an eye appointment, It looks focused to me:confused:...

    I guess to get the style of shot I am going for here, I need to work a bit more. Trying to keep it the background dark and subject correctly exposed. Like I have said before, I am new to portraits, so I am trying to get it down... slowly.
     

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