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#1 rodent

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    Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:50 AM

    DISCLAIMER: I did all this when I was first playing around with photoshop. Most are over photoshopped, but it was too fun to stop. So try not to judge :)

    Here are some pictures I photoshopped for a friend. She got a splotchy sunburn before the wedding & didn’t like any of the pictures that showed it.

    Tip for removing tan lines
    Use cloning tool, but set opacity to something like 20%. This helps give more of a natural look. If you are really patient, set it to 10% & paint over several times. You have to unclick & paint many times. If you just hold down the button, it will not repaint an area.

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    #2 stacy75

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      Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:10 PM

      Ouch! That sunburn looks painful. Huge difference in the pics. I know with the before pictures I immediately focused in on the sunburn...kind of a distraction. The after pictures look great. I'm sure you're friend was thrilled that you did that for her! :)

      #3 cheese_diva

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        Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:49 PM

        Wow! Great Job! My girls bought new bathing suits with halter straps on purpose this year to avoid the strap marks.. I'm really worried about myself burning. We'll be in the pool all day and when we went in '05, despite tons of sunscreen, I turned into a lobster!!

        My other fear for the photos is face shine/sweat.

        Thank goodness for Photoshop!
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        #4 rodent

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          Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:26 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by stacy75
          Ouch! That sunburn looks painful. Huge difference in the pics. I know with the before pictures I immediately focused in on the sunburn...kind of a distraction. The after pictures look great. I'm sure you're friend was thrilled that you did that for her! :)
          That's what I was trying to do. You can still see a the tan line & sunburn, but it's not the main focus. I was worried if i edited too much it would look unnatural. I also didnt spend a really long time on each picture. I was doing about 20 for her. With enough dedication, I would think you could make a picture look near flawless. It's also a little tricky with someone who has freckles. You don't want to eliminate them all.

          #5 JanaBrooke

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            Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:30 PM

            I am amazed! You did such a wonderful job, so professional looking!

            #6 Lorilou

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              Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:38 PM

              don't you just LOVE photoshop? the opportunities are endless with it! Great job Morgan!!

              #7 rodent

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                Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:41 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by JanaBrooke
                I am amazed! You did such a wonderful job, so professional looking!
                Thanks! I was kind of sloppy with it. I can't get them to resize (sometimes photobucket works for me, sometimes it doesn't) but I didn't want to show them so huge where you can see all the flaws. In a normal size, you can't really tell they had been edited.

                I wanted a halter dress to not have to worry about tan lines, but I ended up really liking a vneck dress with a sheer back. I dont want to waste time in mexico avoiding the sun so i really hope I can prevent tan lines. I plan on buying some non halter suits & mixing up what I wear to avoid getting on big line. I might just ned up with a bunch of tan lines though! Atleast i know I can photoshop it now!

                I'm also making a surprise Lumapix photobook for this friend now that i have all her wedding pictures. She got ahold of me at the right time. My hobby has been photoshop & lumapix so she is going to be getting all sorts of photo projects from me. I'm also making a photo video once i know what her first dance song was.

                #8 rodent

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                  Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:44 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Lorilou
                  don't you just LOVE photoshop? the opportunities are endless with it! Great job Morgan!!
                  Yeah, i'm addicted now. I photoshop while i eat my lunch every day. I email this girl about 6 pictures a day of stuff I've done. First i removed the tan lines & then I started playing with the colors. I want to get more ideas of what to do next. We've been friends since high school, but we don't talk that often. It was pretty fortunate that we happened to talk the other day & I found out she was in need of photoshop help. I bet she wasn't expecting all this.

                  #9 TammyB

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                    Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:45 PM

                    Wow your a really nice friend to be doing all of this for her.

                    #10 rodent

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                      Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:45 PM

                      Oh great the resizing worked! I think it takes me closing that photobucket page for the changes to take effect.




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