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Old 02-28-2007, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Would you sharpen the eyes to a higher % and/ or radius if the portrait was larger? What I'm trying to say is...would the same amount of sharpening be suffecient on a large image vs. a smaller image as far as Photoshop is concerned?

My second question relates to the normal wrinkles that tend to circle around the neck. Do you find it better to remove the wrinkles with a healing brush or by blurring the wrinkles?
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Re: 2 Part Question Concerning Portrait Touch-Up
Old 02-28-2007, 12:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What I do most often is to make a layer and take all of the wrinkles and lines off of the person on the layer. Sometimes overdo it just a little. My usual technique is to use the clone tool at about 40 to 50 percent and set it to lighten. After I have done all the work I want to do, I play with the opacity of that layer, dropping it down to maybe 60 or 70 percent. That lets the lines show through a little, but not too much. Making a 60 yrar old lady look 20 is going a little overboard. But making her look 40 or so is good for business. Rick from Arkansas "Arkie"
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Re: 2 Part Question Concerning Portrait Touch-Up
Old 02-28-2007, 01:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What I do most often is to make a layer and take all of the wrinkles and lines off of the person on the layer. Sometimes overdo it just a little. My usual technique is to use the clone tool at about 40 to 50 percent and set it to lighten. After I have done all the work I want to do, I play with the opacity of that layer, dropping it down to maybe 60 or 70 percent. That lets the lines show through a little, but not too much. Making a 60 yrar old lady look 20 is going a little overboard. But making her look 40 or so is good for business. Rick from Arkansas "Arkie"
I just gave that a practice shot and it works great! Thank you for your time
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sharpness should be the last thing applied before printing, and the amount of sharpening should be for that particular image size... Resizing after USM has been applied will alter the effect on the image, as it does with any filter to a greater or lesser degree...
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Re: 2 Part Question Concerning Portrait Touch-Up
Old 03-01-2007, 12:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've never had anyone "give me a bow" before. Thanks. I have been a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals for almost five years now and get their magazine every month. I have shelves full of books and videos. I am always trying to learn more and new ideas in Photoshop because I am a frustrated artist. I can't paint, but I have had my own photo studio for over 23 years. I don't have much "glamour" I can show because most of my subjects are paying customers and I respect their privacy. But I get paid to do what others are paying models to let them do. Rick from Arkansas "Arkie"
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Re: 2 Part Question Concerning Portrait Touch-Up
Old 03-01-2007, 02:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You deserved the bow I had been trying to fix the neck of a photo for a few days. Never could get it the way I liked. Your method was right on the money. Once I get it finished I'll post it up. Thanks again!
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok Rick..I fixed the neck. Really happy with the way it turned out since it was the first time using that technique.
I posted it in the CC section. Thanks again!
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Re: 2 Part Question Concerning Portrait Touch-Up
Old 08-21-2007, 08:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Can you post the before pic? I'm having the same troubles, and I would really like to see how well it worked for you. That way I can kind of have an idea what kind of improvements I should be seeing or if I have gone too far, etc.
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Re: 2 Part Question Concerning Portrait Touch-Up
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I know I'll probably get pelted with rocks, but I'd love to see her photo before you softened the neck wrinkles. She's quite a beautiful lady and probably needed no Photoshop work at all. Just my opinion of course.

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