picture of my son

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  1. heinzsoup

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    any ideas on editing to make this suitable for a frame?

    thank you in advance!!
    Sue
     
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    id say tone down the brightness just a hair and crop it to fit the frame and your good to go
    maybe use selective Gaussian blur to blur the background to draw focus on your son alone
     
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    Maybe this works better in B & W?? I tried to tone down the brightness, but it seemed to darken his face too much......

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    hmm... maybe lasso the back of the head with a high feather and brighten that alone
     
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    heres my attempt, its a tricky bit of PS though...
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    What about this photo makes you want to frame it specifically? Is it a special place or moment for you?

    The reason I ask is that there really isn't a lot of emotion or character in this photo (although Im sure you see it because he is your son).

    Although it is a sweet picture it just doesn't seem like a standout shot to frame. There are also some super blown out highlights on his back. You could crop that out depending on your image size...
     
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    I guess I want to frame it because it captures who he is at this stage in his life....he's inquisitive, constantly touching, experimenting, exploring. He's never been a super-smiley child and to try to get an "expression" would probably look forced.....and not "him". Do you know what I mean?

    As far as the highlights....thank you...I'll try to work on it!:)
     
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    What do you think about this crop?

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    I figured i would give it a go....ive not done much photoshopping, but i love to experiment. You have a really handsome son there!! I tried to fix the shirt and hair where it was blown out, cropped a little and messed with the color....i like the effect, but some dont. with a son that handsome, im sure you will get lots of great pics of him as he grows!!

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    I think it would look great in B&W with the face bright.
     
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    i think if you love it and it captures your child for you, frame it! Not every photo has to be one way or follow rules, some just need to capture a little bit of personality.
     
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    Definitely agree with that....I've framed stuff that would make a pro photographer go nuts...but I like it...soooooo.....pffffffft! :)
     

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