What looks better?

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  1. 3of11

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    Which photo looks better? I am specifically referring to the black background. I don't know which one to put on my website. Thanks so much!


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  2. memento

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    i like the first one better.

    IMO, the wrinkles are a little distracting.



    pretty lady!!
     
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    I agree, I like the first one as well.
     
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    number 1,
    lovely picture
     
  5. 3of11

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    Thanks everyone. :)
     
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    I just wanted to add that I fixed her arm in the first one where it looks blue.
     
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    i like the first but you have a couple of blotches in the background still, and a bright line at the top between her pony tail and the background. shouldn't be a hard fix. beautiful shot, i like her laughing, so many maternity shots look posed but this is nice and natural.
     
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    Ugh...

    Use the majic wand to do a selection. Hate to say it, but your paint brush will never do as good as job =)

    Select the girl and chair, then go selection- inverse, then raise the black levels till the background fades out.

    You might want to select the chain instead and brighten that up so she doesn't look like she has a maine (sp?)

    I'd show an example but I'm at work without PS.
     
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    shibby.. I would be interested in seeing that.
     
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    The bright line behind her hair is actually the rocking chair she is sitting on. I debated on taking it out or not for that reason. You think I should? I also noticed in the first shot that there is shading on the edge of her shirt. I fixed that as well.

    My next step is to try raising the black levels like Shibby suggested. Thanks everyone for your comments. They are greatly appreciated.
     
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    I like #1 better. I personally don't want anything distracting on the wall in the background when I shoot.
     
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    I like the smile a tad better in number 2, but the background is annoying. I keep thinking the chair is part of her hair.
     

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