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let it be California 41018 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:</b>" I posted a ad on craigslist. :oops: http://tricities.craigslist.org/bab/3314682412.html"</blockquote>




I'm thinking about doing the same thing.

Mommy to 2 Silly Monsters 2 kids; Austin, Texas 4429 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:</b>" I posted a ad on craigslist. :oops: http://tricities.craigslist.org/bab/3314682412.html"</blockquote>




At least your pics are better than those other ones who post ads on Craigslist! Lol I would so get pictures by you and Brandi! :)

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
3rd Oct '12

My life:
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let it be California 41018 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting awesomebrandi:</b>" My life: "</blockquote>




lol

Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18226 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting awesomebrandi:" My life: "


OMG. I'm stealing this. :lol:

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
3rd Oct '12

ok, i've been practicing my photoshop skills the last few days, and Becca has been giving me pointers....I thnk I'm improving, but do you guys think these are a few decent edits?



recomposed the photo, made the couple black and white...they are WAY grainier than they were originally meant to be, but that's ok, because its the blocks that were meant to be in focus...too bad the yellow blocks are almost completely unreadable...now I know...:oops:
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painted the background, and added the "boy" blocks
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removed the poles...i LOVE this edit, honestly. i was so excited about how well the poles edited out that i didn't edit the coloring or contrast. woops. lol
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Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18226 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" ok, i've been practicing my photoshop skills the last few days, and Becca has been giving me pointers....I ... [snip!] ... edit, honestly. i was so excited about how well the poles edited out that i didn't edit the coloring or contrast. woops. lol "


Honestly, I think the first one would look better if you left it in color and just did the trick I told you about the clone tool for the background. haha.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" Honestly, I think the first one would look better if you left it in color and just did the trick I told you about the clone tool for the background. haha."


actually, that color change in the background of that picture is from heightening the contrast WAY too much....because I'm a ps dummy.



I'm still practicing the way you showed me how with the baby pictures. But I'm stumped on how to keep it natural looking with the wrinkles in the sheet.



I don't think I belong in this thread, though. lol. im such a novice.



What do you think of the second picture?

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" actually, that color change in the background of that picture is from heightening the contrast WAY too ... [snip!] ... in the sheet. I don't think I belong in this thread, though. lol. im such a novice. What do you think of the second picture?"

I think there is a large variety of levels here. :) It is very hard to edit black to maintain the texture and avoid it turning into floating people. That's why I try not to use it.. Not that I ever shoot studio, but even for newbies I prefer a charcoal gray with texture over a black, because it prevents you from losing all that detail but gives you a nice dark color.



Here's an example on color.. ignore his squished face lol.. Not my best but eh.
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http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting awesomebrandi:" I think there is a large variety of levels here. :) It is very hard to edit black to maintain the texture ... [snip!] ... that detail but gives you a nice dark color. Here's an example on color.. ignore his squished face lol.. Not my best but eh. "

ha, your "not best" is better than my absolute best :D



This is the background color I am working with....I'm going to practice with this photo for a little bit, using the method Becca shared with me!



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existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" ha, your "not best" is better than my absolute best :D This is the background color I am working with....I'm ... [snip!] ... color I am working with....I'm going to practice with this photo for a little bit, using the method Becca shared with me! "

I personally wouldn't make the whole thing perfectly smooth. I think it would b e time consuming and hard to make look perfectly natural. If I run into that situation, I just kind of take out a few to give it a smoother overall look, but not all.

Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18226 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" actually, that color change in the background of that picture is from heightening the contrast WAY too ... [snip!] ... in the sheet. I don't think I belong in this thread, though. lol. im such a novice. What do you think of the second picture?"


It's good. I would have uses a bit less opacity though.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting awesomebrandi:" I personally wouldn't make the whole thing perfectly smooth. I think it would b e time consuming and ... [snip!] ... perfectly natural. If I run into that situation, I just kind of take out a few to give it a smoother overall look, but not all."


i can't even figure out how to take out a few! im struggling with the stupid cloning tool

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" i can't even figure out how to take out a few! im struggling with the stupid cloning tool"

It just takes practice. What settings are you using with it?

Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18226 posts
3rd Oct '12

OMG. This f**king computer pisses me off. It has a 10 second lag on EVERYTHING. :x