self portrait

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  1. jeniferbwa

    jeniferbwa TPF Noob!

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    I'm not sure what I can do to fix the lighting on this one.. i've tried photoshop and another program and I can't seem to make it look right. Lost cause?
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    First, for a self-portrait this is wonderful

    Color seems a little off.
    I don't have access to PS tonight but this seems like a bad color balance.
    The picture looks over-green to me.
    Then I would try increasing the brightness and contrast a bit.
     
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    Hi Katy, hope you don't mind me retouching your pic but I am in the learning stage of photoshop myself. I added some curves, levels and a gaussien blur. Then I erased the blur around the eyes to make them stand out a little more. Like I said I am just learning myself, so maybe some else can help out more.

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    jeniferbwa TPF Noob!

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    skribnod- you did much better than I did on the edit but I am dying because obviously I posted the edit I did without teeth whitening lol!
     
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    the second one has more of a kick to it than the first one..
    still a nice photo though
     
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    Had a little go

    Made the eyes a bit bloatier and some make up etc

    Liquify and removed left dimples

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    I just made an B&W. Used an action that was made by a member from this forum. It works wonders if you ask me. Anyways, did the levels/brightness/contrast thing and then played the action. played with the curves a bit after that. There are some highlights in the hair, but i was just playing around. There is probably a way to get those hightlights out though.

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    And you can find the action made by Wally right here:
    HERE
     
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    Im sorry but Im Biast

    I feel that colour on this Pic is better

    I also feel that my adaption is better, cooler tones, and specific adjustments where they are needed
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't know even with the colour the image looks a little bland from the lighting. I would consider going alternative routes like the black and white or get totally artsy. I don't think any picture is a lost cause though :)
     
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    I really like what stevedevil did to the photo. Added a nice touch to it. Perfectly inhanced. I would definitly go color. Not a bad photo at all.
     
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    Stevedevil, I really like your edit. It really makes the picture pop now, I don't really know how to add makeup in photoshop yet but I will be working on it now.
     
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    My wee effort. Maybe I played too much?!

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    The other edits lack a lot of contrast. Maybe I'll have another go when I'm not so tired.
     

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