Would like to make this more of a "portrait'

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  1. Pat L

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    Hi,
    I would like to have this shot of our greyhound, Trick, framed for my husband. I tried using Elements today -- I used the magnetic lasso, and the applied Gaussian blur to the background. It didn't look right. I think the background should be blurred or something, to keep the focus on Trick.

    I am including the original untouched, and one that I have played around with. Thanks in advance if anyone would like to take a shot.
    Pat
    http://s461.photobucket.com/albums/qq339/plineback/
     
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    Oh, I like that. It makes the background much less distracting.

    Thanks,
     
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    Your welcome. :)
     
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    i wish i still had my dog
    good work o the crop btw
     
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    Thanks! That looks great, also! Now I have decisions to make... ::)
     
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    so this is my shot at it
     

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    I went for a natural color space, selective sharpening & dodge & burn - desaturated a bit.. Liked the fence so kept a bit of focus there. Great doggy! -Shea
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    how did you fix his ear?
     

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