Gorgeous eyes inside...

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  1. theluckyone3

    theluckyone3 TPF Noob!

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    This is a photo I took of my (then) 4 year old son with my D70. Comments/critique welcome. :)

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    Thanks for looking!
     
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    Nobody thinks my son has gorgeous eyes? :(
     
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    I do think so, but I think your post processing is extremely flat and takes away. I would show you what I think looks better, but you do not allow editing.
     
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    Of course he does! :D
    It's the weekend and not many would be glued to their computer.
     
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    It hasn't been post processed. I don't know how to do that. I do have Photoshop, but I don't know much about using it. I can switch so that my photos can be edited and you can have at it. Thanks. :heart:

    The_Traveler, I'm not sure what to make of your contribution to this thread. Way to welcome a new member of this forum! I'll be sure to remember you and your kindness. ;)
     
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    I hope this inspires you to learn your way around photoshop :) I paid 500 dollars for my version... there was no way I was gonna pay half of a thousand dollars and not learn how to use it! Scott Kelby's Photoshop CS2 book is AMAZING. Tutorials online are also very helpful.

    I'll tell you what I did, its your job to understand it ;)

    1. I added a gradiant map layer (that gave more tones to the b/w)
    2. I screened the eyes alone with an additional layer, this made them sparkle more and enhanced them.
    3. I added some simple contrast
    4. I sharpened for the web
    5. Added a border :)
    6. Went back and converted to RGB mode to change the tones of the b/w- took out a little blue and made it a little warmer.
    7. Went back into curve and gave it a slight S curve for more contrast.

    Nice imagine, the conversion just didn't do it justice. I used to think making something b/w was as easy as pressing (desaturate). Oh my... did I have a lot to learn! :) Ps. It does look a little pixelated on the noise- did you shoot with a P and S camera?

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    theluckyone3 TPF Noob!

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    Wow! Thank you! What a difference!

    No, it wasn't a point and shoot, it was a D70, I'm just not very good..lol. I have a LOT to learn!

    I actually have the photoshop book, by Scott Kelby. I have 3 kids ages 5 and under, so my free time is almost non-existant. I do hope to learn PS someday and yes, you have helped to inspire me. Thank you. :heart:
     
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    I'm going to send you a PM, so make sure you check for it :)
     
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    Well you started out with a great photo and yes he does have beautiful eyes. I love the edit too.

    And I didn't see what the Traveler said so I won't defend him necessarily but I imagine it has to do with a critique he may have given. I will say that he is very honest and sometimes it can be rough but he's also very willing to help anyone learn. I haven't ever seen him get personal. But more.. technical.

    Anyhow. You have joined with a photograph that is MUCH better than anything I posted when I joined here and I've learned a LOT from the people here and had fun doing it. WELCOME.
     
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    I hate that the b&w was not done pp. I think this would be beautiful in color. However it is still a nice capture and looks like there's a sweet boy behind those eyes!
     
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    My edit

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    You know, come to think of it, it was a color photo to begin with. I have a program called Microsoft PictureIt and I changed it to b&w there. I also cropped it some. That's about the extent of my post processing skills.

    Anyway, here's the color photo:

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