Portrait - OTE!!

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  1. MommyOf4Boys

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    I am just not happy with this photo. I am sure that there can be something done to make the colors really pop, but I am just not doing it right. I do not want the shadow on his face to be too distracting, so when I adjust the levels and do the curves it overdoes his face too much. Please feel free to give it a try or give suggestions!

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  2. Andrea K

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    Hey, Sara.

    I just quickly went into PS and did auto levels and color correction. This is what I came up with, it's not too much of a difference but I think the colors are perhaps better.

    I tried :)

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    Thanks mucho Andrea!
     
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    Here's another slightly different edit.

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    wood urs looks a little over-sharpened
     
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    Here's my effort. Basically it's a Velvia look - increased saturation and colour channels individiually mixed and enhanced. Also a 5% bump to contrast.

    Let me know if this was what you were thinking:

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    Upon re-inspecting, it looks damn similar to Woodies!!

    Rob
     
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    It looks fine to me :)
     
  9. MommyOf4Boys

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    Thanks so much guys. I was just having one of those days where everything that could go wrong, went wrong and I just could not get my head into getting my brain to sync with PS! LOL
    Ya'll did exactly what I wanted!
     
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    Maybe try the shot at a different time of day. Better shadow-effect in the morning, fuller colors in the later afternoon.
     
  11. Christie Photo

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    Well... I had to mess with it too.

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    Pete, removing the car and other distractions - great idea! Thanks!
     

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