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The Queen - Please Stand

Discussion in 'People' started by RayGuselli, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005

    Been reprocessing some shots for printing of my little girl.

    Would like to post a couple for comment, help and advice.

    Hope that you like.

    By the way, you don't really have to stand!

    Very best wishes


  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    She is just a doll Ray. Queen for sure.
  3. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Thanks Gale

    But not when she gets her crayons on the walls!!!!!:biggrin:

    All the best

  4. This looks good Ray...
    It seems to be a bit to saturated for my liking but heck that's just me. The star effects are creative but if it was mine I would only do one.... I'm not a fan of over-doing a good thing...lol
    The pose and the feel of the imnage is great and for sure will be a keeper.
    Well done.
  5. radz


    Nov 12, 2005
    Beautiful !
  6. Hi Ray,

    Again beautifull shot. Only some advice on some post processing.

    1. The right eye haves red in the pupil.
    2. If you post process the right eye then also post process the left eye some
    blue is in the highlight.
    3. The nose got some blown highlight (or blown pixel in the left nose hole)
    4. The blown highlights on the left cheek and top of the nose.

    If you clean these spots out and little bit desaturation of the colours. (It looks bit oversaturated). Then you have one great photo.

    Thanks for sharing.
  7. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Thanks to everyone


    Many thanks to everyone who posted.

    For those who offered advice I am going to take it and re-do as suggested.

    Hopefully will post the amended shot again if you don't mind.

    Very best wishes and thank you again


    ...........................and the Queen:smile:
  8. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005

    Some help please if you don't mind.

    I am wanting to correct the blown highlights and wonder which is the best way to deal with.

    How would you do it please.

    Also, re the blue tint in the eye highlight, would you remove by a selective colour layer adjustment or is there a beter way please.

    Hope you don't mind me troubling you but I would like to get this shot better as one of my favourites.


  9. Kat


    Mar 27, 2005

    Great shot! I have an 8-year old at my house who "thinks" she's the queen ... well, okay, she is ... but I won't tell her that until she's 30!!

    Now, stupid question ... how do you create the star effect??

  10. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Hi Kat

    Hi Kat,

    Thanks for the post - don't they all at that age!!!!

    Not a stupid question re the stars.....but my answer may not help as much.

    I downloaded a selection of free starlights.

    Perhaps you could do a google search and see what you come up with.

    If you have no joy drop me a message and I will e mail what I have to you.

    Best wishes

  11. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Adjusted as suggested - I hope


    Tried to do all the changes as suggested and hope it has worked.

    Revised image.....comments and further advice would be apreciated.

    Many thanks


  12. I like this one much better. Her skin tones are more natural looking.
  13. Hi Ray,

    sorry for the late reply. I agree Gordon this one is much better.

    A simple way is to use the patch tool. Just select the highlight by going around it and search for a good part of the skin that can replace the blown highlight. You could use also a duplicate layer after you patched it and then give it gaussian blur. Create a hidden layer mask for that layer and paint in the skin parts. It will look very soft / blurry but then lower the opacity to your needs. It can also used to smoothen the skin.

    Hope this helps a bit.
  14. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005

    Appreciate the help and feedback.

    I have learnt from this that perhaps it is ok to do what I like doing in landscapes and "overprocessing"; there is perhaps some licence to do that in that type of shot.

    However, now I see the more subdued version of thois shot I am much happier.

    Quick queswtion:

    Anyone know how tomake it even more subdued, perhaps pastel like in appearance......just out of interest for other shots.


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