Selective Coloring c and c

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  1. JenLavazza

    JenLavazza TPF Noob!

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    Okay, I don't normally do selective coloring, but I think most people outside TPF (especially moms and dads) think it's pretty neat. So I want to do what sells... This is from a 9 month old session I had yesterday. Does it work here?? Did I desaturate it enough you think?

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    I bet they will love it!
     
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    I know it sells....but.... selective coloring always draws attention away from the actual subject, when the actual subject isn't selectively colored.

    So instead of being drawn to the great pose and expression of the child, I just think..."nice hat".

    It's fun selling things to an ignorant market.
    Ask me about how awesome invisible set diamonds are. :sexywink:
     
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    She looks like a porcelein doll-I am scared of porcelin dolls...
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The good ol' "Uncanny Valley" effect.
     
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    i'm not really into selective color but this looks good.
     
  7. JenLavazza

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    So, mommy22, this photo scares you?? I think the way she's holding her sweet little hands up by her face and biting in some of her lower lip shows lots of "life" in her....not doll like at all, but that's my opinion.

    I agree Bitter, I think it draws away from her, but again....gotta please the masses!
     
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    I think it looks AWESOME...and the selective coloring isn't to much. :) they'll love it!
     
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    The selective coloring is not bad. :thumbup: No doubt the pose is cute and babies are suppossed to have smooth as silk skin.

    But the eyes look unnatural, nuclear even.
     
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    Well, I did the selective coloring on the eyes too...they just aren't colorful enough to really tell....is that why they look "nuclear" you think?
     
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    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    They look fake to me....sorry.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    So, how do you feel about throwing your integrity away? :lmao:
    Not a jab at you. I have to do it a lot in my line of work too. :grumpy:
     

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