retouching advice for beach shots

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  1. jasonkt

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    Hi everybody,

    I play around with photoshop plenty but don't have a plan when doing so, what would you suggest for a photo like this? Thanks!

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    A little shadow highlight tool, very subtle saturation, a crop and a mona lisa smile!
    EDIT: Hey were did that other person's edit go? Funny stuff...

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    A small touch of photoshop. :)

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    And converted to bw:

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    I had posted an edit but somehow when I tried to edit it (the post that is) I could not save changes or get it to come back up.......the other here are better anyway
     
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    I did this one a bit different, did not even notice the splash behind her until the unsharp mask:

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    wow. that's great! I really like it, what an improvement. thanks for giving me the specifics, also, now I have something to experiment with!
     
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    Here is my attempt at mimicking your edit. As you can see, I didn't find a way to correct the shadows/highlights like you did. I am working with photoshop 7, haven't gotten CS yet, is there an option I can use? I couldn't find it on my own and everything I googled related to CS. Behind the times, I know.

    The unsharp mask is a tool I have not used before, and I was very impressed with the subtle yet important changes it made.

    Thanks again for your advice!

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    Thought I would give it try. I wanted to bring her hair out a little more.

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    wow, you really did bring the hair out, it looks great. Remember I'm not so good at retouching yet, what did you do to get that effect? Thanks!
     

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