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The Kiss   Featured in Digital Darkroom #017
  The Kiss
The Kiss
Avail light, late afternoon. Coverted to b/w and considerable tinkering in PS 7.0
© Teresa L. Bernard
Fuji FinePix S602 ...
 
 
 
Sobia Chishti
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member since: 8/13/2002
    I love the shot, Teresa. I am wondering for so long how to produce this effect in PS 7.0? Would you share?

7/19/2004 6:38:19 AM

 
Teresa L. Bernard
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member since: 3/14/2003
 

Thanks for your kind remarks, and at the time I produced this, it probably took a verrry long time in PS because I was inexperienced! I've since learned to move a little faster - thanks to BP Photoshop classes! I have no idea exactly how this one happened, but this is what I think:

1. Converted to grayscale.

2. Lightened edges by selection and feathering or dodging (most likely dodged at the time this one was done).

3. Added grain with a filter.

4. Re-introduced color, and this is where I really did not know what I was doing, but now know the best thing to do is open History Palette before step 1.

Take a snapshot, then go though all 3 steps listed. Click on the snapshot in the history palette, then select history tool, choose a soft brush, reduce opacity, and gently paint color back into selected areas. If you color outside the lines, you can go back and desaturate with sponge in tools palette. I have since used the history/snapshot method to bring color back into many color photos that have been desaturated. The key is taking the snapshot first. And I can now do this in a matter of minutes, not the best part of an afternoon.
Good Luck and let me know if this works!

7/19/2004 9:35:39 AM

 
Sobia Chishti
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member since: 8/13/2002
 

I apologize for not responding. I don't know how this message slipped out of my notice. Thanks a lot for sharing. I'll certainly try this method.

8/24/2004 11:35:01 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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member since: 12/27/2003
 

Beautiful work Teresa! Congrats on being featured in Digital Darkroom!

8/26/2004 3:17:40 AM

 
Teresa L. Bernard
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member since: 3/14/2003
 

thanks for commenting Diane, what an unexpectedly pleasant day brightner!

8/26/2004 4:50:30 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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member since: 2/26/2003
 

This is beautiful Teresa!

8/26/2004 6:24:06 AM

 
Andrea Hillis

member since: 7/29/2004
 

Beautiful pic. I'm clear on the hand-tinting technique, but not feathering, can you explain this technique? Thanks.

A.

8/26/2004 8:14:41 AM

 
Teresa L. Bernard
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member since: 3/14/2003
 

Thanks Andrea & Peggy. Orig photo was taken outdoors on a deck. The edges of this image as you see them now are just about faded to white. With selections tool mark photo edges (right click I think) to set pixel depth needed to feather with a lighten option, or you can use dodge tool with varying opacities to also wash edges to white, which is how this was done.

Another method would be vignette. I now do this with nik (p/s add-on) filters, but at time this was created, did not own nik software.

8/26/2004 10:43:28 AM

 
Linda Murphy
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member since: 8/29/2002
 

So sweet Teresa! Great work!

8/27/2004 3:28:40 AM

 
Kylie M. Winder
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member since: 7/31/2005
 

This looks really good with the PS work topping it off!!! :)

3/2/2006 6:51:23 PM

 
Debra K. Johnson
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Wonderful image! Nice work.

9/3/2007 7:45:52 AM

 
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