Self Portrait - new tattoo!

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  1. guitarmy

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    I got my chest piece finished.

    I also tried some new editing techniques. I don't mind em, but they add noise. A work in progress I suppose.

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    wowwww fantastic shot e fantastic tattoo :D
     
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    Love the post proccesing !! How did you do it?
     
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    I think (I'm at work right now so I don't have the tiff here) I did my basic stuff (curves, dodge/burn), but also

    > duplicated the bg layer and did a medium hi-pass filter over it
    > put a brown photo filter over it, at 35% and opacity 75%
    > relatively strong USM

    I will double check at home when I get the chance and post changes if there are any! Thanks, btw.
     
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    Look forward to it ! :) I think its HDRish but better. I hate the way HDR looks on peoples skin BUT I love the edgy feel ...
     
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    Thanks. I'm also tired of HDR. I tried to position lights so that the edges would pop more when I did my post-processing - I think it worked out okay.
     
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    my comment has nothing to do with the PP techniques you used.. I do like what you've done.. but with the photo itself.. perhaps if you would have raised the camera height just about a foot highter, the pose itself would have had a bit more of drama\attitude... i can't think of the right word. overall though, I don't mind it!
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I was in my basement and my tripod was maxed out (and then some). Plus I didn't want to get the dreaded 'myspace angle', haha. Thanks though.
     
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    Ah, don't worry about it coming across like a Myspace pic! I agree with JCleveland, the high angle would've have been cool. Besides, it's not a real Myspace pic unless the white balance and focus are both way off, and you're holding the camera yourself, rolling your eyes to the side and puckering your lips. :thumbup:

    Nice post-processing - I like it! I like that you didn't go way overboard with it, either. I've played around with similar techniques, and I think I've found a place I like too, but I'm not sure how I feel about the noise. I guess that's just part of the whole grungy, edgy package.

    Cool pic, man! And nice ink, too!
     
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    Neato! I wouldn't want one there, seems like it would hurt a bunch ooch!
     
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    Cool pic, even cooler tatoo...enough said!
     
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    Thanks guys.

    @ Universal: yeah, I tried a few versions but it takes a little bit to figure out the right balance of 'grunge' or whathaveyou to edit. Some were totally overdone, but I like this one. But I'm with you on the noise - I'm going to see what running Noise Ninja does.

    @JimmyJaceyMom: it hurt SO BAD. The sternum was way worse than any part of my half-sleeve by about 200%.
     

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