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How would you crop/edit this?

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by rocketliv, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. rocketliv

    rocketliv Guest

    I think this could be an adorable photo but its just too much clutter right now. Any thoughts on how I could improve the composition by cropping? I am open to how I could have improved it before I took the photo as well.

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  3. Thanks Peano, my thoughts exactly.
  4. jjdesanto1


    May 1, 2005
    Warwick, N.Y.
    John DeSanto
    I'd try something like this...

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  5. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Ok here is my take on it. For some reason the colors just looked flat to me. As you can see the tree has some green moss (or whatever that is that grows on the tree other than leaves)...all I did was just highlight some of that.
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  6. i like this crop the best.... opening up the side of the frame to where she is looking
  7. Liv....
    if you could post a LARGER version of the original image.... the cropped version here would be far higher quality
  8. rocketliv

    rocketliv Guest

    Here it is larger

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  9. rocketliv

    rocketliv Guest

    All of these are great ideas! I like the texture and the green that you brought out in the tree!! I am still working on my masking skills and will try what you've all suggested.
  10. I'd do John's crop and color somewhere between John and Seneca.
  11. rocketliv

    rocketliv Guest

    Okay, here it is sharpened, reduced noise, masked her out and masked the entire background to add texture to the tree and cropped. I also tried to make the bubbles pop a bit more. I am not sure its any different though!?!

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