Is the edition of the eyes too much?

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry to be invading the area of the pros when this is a photo I took of a friend's baby just for fun. I worked on the eyes, like I see so many of you do, and am now a bit worried if they might be overdone. And I feel HERE is where the experts on portrait photography are!

    What do you say?

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    It is a screenshot of my PS opened and the unedited on the right and the edited version on the left.
     
  2. Kanikula

    Kanikula TPF Noob!

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    To me its a very good and subtle edit.
     
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    I think you did a very nice job. However, it might be worth using the dodge tool just a touch to brighten the eyes up a bit. Just a couple of passes at 10-15% opacity should do it. Not too much.

    Also, one eye is a bit soft, while the other one is in focus really well. I would sharpen them just a tad by making a selection around each iris and using unsharp mask at maybe 75%, maybe a little less or more. Just my opinion.

    Beautiful eyes.
     
  4. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Looks like an improvement to me. The eyes seem quite flat in the r/h picture.
     
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    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    I think it looks very good. :)
     
  6. JimmyJaceyMom

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    I like the eyes but maybe on my monitor only it looks a bit more red to his skintone now. Of course you are asking for expert opinion, that I am not but I think this shot is so cute - look at that hair!
     
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    It's subtle. The only way one would know it was played with is if you show the original.
     
  8. mandabec

    mandabec TPF Noob!

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    How did you do this? It looks great!
     
  9. CrazyAva

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    Looks good to me, like NJ said, maybe brighten them up a bit and good to go.
     
  10. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It's a great improvement over the original. I wish I knew how to sharpen, might save a few of mine.

    BTW LaFoto, if my calculations are correct, you are my 200th post. Does this mean I get an elephant stamp?

    Also, BTW, I loved what you did with your hair, or was it your right ear, in the "Post a Photo of Yourself" thread.
     

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