Originally Posted by Gosia
I wanted to post the picture directly, but every time I do that (using a yellow image button), a little message box comes up saying "please enter the URL of your image http:/"
.....??? how do I know what the URL of my image is...?
And when I upload the pics, it always goes over the required size although i set it to 72dpi, 300x200...? What is the best resizing dimension, so that the pic. appears large but doesn't exceeds the required dimensions?
About the Median technique, yes, the skin will look too plastic, if you use it too much, I erase most of it so you can see the pores of the skin, but yet the over all finished look is much smoother . I guess it depends who likes what..I wish I could post a larger picture so you can see in better detail, because on the smaller pic. the skin may look too smooth.
If you are going to display a photo you have two main choices. First, upload the photo to Glamour 1 to your portfolio. Then view the photo by clicking on its thumbnail. You'll see the photo and below it some information that looks like this:
If you click the button to the right of the box that I've called 1, then you can paste that code into your post whereever you want the image to appear. If you click the button to the right of the box that I've called 2, then you paste that info into the box that pops up and asks for a URL.
The other choice is what I used for the above screenshot. I uploaded the photo to my own webspace (there is usually free space available to anyone who has a ISP - so check if they don't give you some free space). Once you've uploaded the photo to your space, just navigate to it in the browser, copy the URL from the address box, and then paste it into the box asking for the URL above.
As for your comments about painting away some of the Median affect, see my two tutorials on sharpening eyes in this forum and you'll find that the two techniques discussed there will be quite usable using your Median technique.
Note: As to the size of the upload. Try for around 550 to 600 pixels high and that will give you the largest image that can be fully viewed in the average browser. 72ppi is okay. If your image is around 600 x 400 pixels, then it would be about 100k in size which is about right for high quality Jpg. Always use high or very high quality setting in PS. I find that using Save for Web in PS will give you fast easy to use results when posting to the web.