OK so hello! I haven't been around here in quite some time but I had to stop by and get some opinions. As I have been setting up some files for gift prints at Christmas I am starting to wonder if I am going a little overboard with some of the editing. I've learned alot since I was last active here, but as everyone knows sometimes if left unchecked you can start to overuse a certain method or methods easily and not even know it! I must also admit that I am trying to create an image that has come to my mind since this original shoot and hae no time to setup and shoot the "real deal" and get it printed before next week for gifting. So I hae chossen to create my lighting in CS2 though painting it in. The first is an original "out of the camera, cropped only" file, and the second is my light painted, BW converted, and fairly massagd print file. I like it for the most part (the halo around the head drives me insane but I am running out of time). Be gentle because it is my son and my wife absolutely loves it, but be honest, is it too much? Orig . . . Redux . . .