My self portrait- you can post process to help me learn. C and C

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  1. Rachelsne

    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    So I was practising my self portraits today-discovered manual focus is my friend, makes it much easier as I dont have a remote!
    Here is my edited version

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    I did: Clone and heal brush for stray hairs and skin
    Dodge eye whites
    Reduced noise
    High pass on overlay and reduce opacity

    If you would like to edit me and tell me what you did to help me learn, your edits can be sensible-or crazy up to you! thanks

    here is the orig:
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  2. John_Olexa

    John_Olexa No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice shots!! Only thing is in the second shot, is that the back of a Chair in the lower right? Might look better if that wasn't there as it really don't have anything to do with the image.

    I still use auto focus in my self portraits. I use a dummy as a stand in. Focus on it then I trip the shutter with the timer on and replace the fake dummy with the real dummy LOL .As I did in my avatar pic.
     
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    Nice pic. You look sorta angry, I would try some different expressions :)
     
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    I think it came out nice. Did you place something where you would be sitting to focus on? Just wondering for self information.
     
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    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    I had a chair, then on the chair I had my cat food container then my crock pot with the lid inverted, a box of rice and a soft toy-probably should have taken a pic of it as it looked quite funny.

    I did some smiling with my teeth shots and were too toothy, and even when i half smiled it looked more like a pout-i guess thats why im normally behind the camera instead of in front of it LOL

    keep the comments coming--

    Thanks so far
     
  6. John_Olexa

    John_Olexa No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I watched a show on the Ovation channel," Photographers at work"

    The photographer would say to the subject. "now just the slightest warmth of a smile".. It seemed to work for everybody.
     
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    I have only one comment, you're beautiful!
    Other than that I can't say much cause I'm Photoshop beginner! :)
     
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    Here is what I came up with. Let me know what you think. I was experimenting with something that was in a magazine I just got.
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    Here's my take on it. I've never done a portrait before, so please don't take anything offensive. I read a few things though before so I tried them for skin and eyes. I did a duplicate layer and did a guasian blur and put a black mask on it and painted white with a soft brush at 10-15 opacity on your face and shoulders. I dodged your eye whites and did an unsharp mask on the pupils. This is where not knowing much about makeup doesn't help, but I've seen my wife do hers quite a few times. I burned your bottom eye lashes and then took the color from your tank strap and brushed that with a soft brush at 5% opacity or so on above and below your eyes on your skin. I played with the levels and erased the chair with the color of the background slightly above where it was. It didn't blend nice so I used the patch tool where the blend area was to be, highlighted it and dragged up a bit.

    Sorry if you don't like the added "makeup" or it looks too fake. Anywho:
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    EDIT: I think it probably would look better w/out the purple. Oh well, it was a thought.
     
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    I did a little more then just patching and sharpening.

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  12. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like the freckles. It's you!

    The thin little magenta strap adds a bit of sensuality as well.

    I do like what Sw1tchFX has done with your eyes and lips. :thumbsup:
     

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