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So uhhh….yeah…..guess what I discovered this week?

Did you know you can download the BIGGER files from Flickr?

{Please say no….please say no…..please say no…….}

You didn’t EITHER?? Well….then we BOTH learned something this week!

{totally embarrassed smile}

heh.

I’m an idiot.

OK, for those that live under a rock with me, up above the photo on flickr, is a magnifying glass. If you click on it, you are given the option to download the BIGGEST file uploaded.

heh. Who knew…..(don’t answer that….)

Here is the original photo for “fixing”:

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(yeah, the BIG file :D )

Fix #1

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I didn’t want to, but I thought I’d give it a try and learn how to take the undereye circles off. I’ve never done it before, but I may need to do it eventually. I cloned some healthy skin from another area and patched it over, and because I wasn’t real happy with how it turned out, I smoothed the skin a little over my patch job to help smooth things out a bit. Then reduced that to 50% so she doesn’t look like a porcelain doll.

I’m learning.

I did a Boost action on it and reduced it to 75%. Reduced the noise and sharpened a bit using 80/1/0. Cropped to 5×7 size.

Fix #2

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Ran the Seventies action on it just for fun. I don’t think I sharpened this one though.

Fix #3

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I had a hard time with a close crop with this one. I really wanted a nice close shot of her gorgeous face, but with the ponies, it was hard to figure out where or how. So I hope this crop works.

I converted to black and white and then I prefer the undertones of brown instead of gray or blue, so I changed to sepia then reduced down to 20% so it was an undertone.

Fix #4

This was an afterthought. I just burned the edges to bring attention to the face. It was just to try it out and see what I thought.

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Thanks to the owner of the gorgeous girl for letting us “play” with your daughter! And thank you to Amy and Angie for doing this every Friday! We learn a lot from seeing others do it and share their work, but to actually participate and work with a photo to see what works and what doesn’t is really nice for the EXPERIENCE! I always want to learn more and do better!

I use Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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