portrait help

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  1. hollisterguyo7

    hollisterguyo7 TPF Noob!

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    whats some tips i can use when editing portraits of girls... i would like to do something with there eyes??? any tips to make a portrait look better???
     
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    post an example of a photo you are trying to improve. we can't help if we can't see the problems
     
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    Wrong place to ask for tips...this is the gallery. But yea, you need to be more specific, we don't have any idea of what you are trying to do.
     
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    like any portrait in general just a gurl with maybe trees in the background but i see people do like the entire thing dest. then make the eyes bright n stuff or the eyes stand out
     
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    many ways to do that......dodge and burn is one
     
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    iif u may explain pleaseee
     
  7. mkmo

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    In Photoshop, there is a tool called the "Dodge Tool" (other image editing programs should have something like it) Choose it and select the appropriate range (shadows/midtones/highlights) and exposure. Then just paint over the eyes to brighten it up. Here's an example:

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    And no, I'm not a photoshop guru. I just play around a lot and things work out (sometimes).
     
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    Thanks for that info! I had no idea about the dodge tool, but it does a great job for lightening up eyes.
     

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