Opinions on this photo edit please

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  1. Euphillia

    Euphillia TPF Noob!

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    This dog belongs to my boss. I took it, she loves it, but I told her I was going to edit it a bit before sending her to Wal-greens to blow it so she can frame it.

    this is the original photo

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    This is the edit.....I don't know what to do with the basket, I think its a distraction, this is the first photo I have edited in PSE 8....

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    What do you think?
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    most people know how blunt i am, so i'm going to be blunt delete it and try again
     
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    As in retake a whole new photo or re edit? And if you are going to be blunt how about explain what you would edit?

    I am not asking for CC on the photo as I can CLEARLY see it is a snap shot, my boss just likes it.
     
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    What changes did you make? I notice the cloning out of the hair around the mouth and the increase of saturation ( mainly the reds. ) Personally, I would have tried to just lighten those hairs around the face so they didn't appear as dirty, because I think it really adds character to that dog. Also, I think the increase in saturation really increased the pink around the eye which attracts the eye and sort of looks wierd. Also I think the floor could be backed off a little on the saturation ( mainly that patch to the top right. ) I like the picture though overall.
     
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    That dog has a face that ,"only a mother could love." I suppose the edit is a faithful or 'good' likeness of the pooch, and I do agree that removing the distracting background elements was a good idea,and worked out well. I'm glad it's not my dog...
     
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    Thank you for offering detail in your answer
     
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    Also, when cropping out to remove the background clutter, try cropping so that the dogs eye is closer to the rule of thirds.
     
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    ya not my fav breed. too much hair and just over all big messes
     
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    You went a little overboard on the contrast or exposure as the details in the nose were lost in the editted pic. I would also clone out the slobber in the dogs mouth. Its kinda ugly n gross if its gunna be blown up and framed.
     
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    Sorry but i would not edit it, i would re shoot it, i shoot quite a few dog one i shot a while back
    http://gsgary.smugmug.com/Animals/Sues-DeerHound/Image00018/667797129_fvmq5-L.jpg
     
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    Well thank you, but the question was not about the photo, it was about the edit .
     
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    Euphillia TPF Noob!

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    IDK, I'm still learning and this pic is just a thing to learn on. Hows this?

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