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Bernard 
 

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Hey Guys

On my secound attempt at heavy duty editing, I thing I'm finally successful at obtaining a nice image, after "5 hours" of editing, I think I'm justified in demanding $999.99 as a low ball figure. heres the image.


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1/23/2008 2:45:11 PM

 
Richard Lynch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
  Bernard,
$200/hr? That's some pretty nice rates if you can get it. Can we see the originals posted here?

Richard Lynch


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1/24/2008 11:25:37 AM

 
Bernard   
 
 
Rich
once the the final creation was complete, I assumed there was no reason to store the originals, I did save the stair portion of the photo, here it is.


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1/25/2008 1:49:09 AM

 
Bernard   
 
 
Rich,
fortunately I saved the stair portion of the photo.
the original tree (now deleted) was basically a horrible night time outdoor photo. I darkened triangle and rectangle selections to resemble buildings in the background. I'm sure I took the long route to get this photo


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1/25/2008 2:11:03 AM

 
Richard Lynch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
  Bernard,
While it may take additional space, why throw away images you find a use for? Better to archive them to a CD/DVD so you can return to the image and enhance it as you learn more. Another option (which is likely easier and better to manage) is using layers when compositing so that you always have composited parts in the same image.

I take a good look at safely working with images in my PS101 course (Photoshop 101: The Photoshop Essentials Primer) and a more advanced look at compositing with layers in Leveraging Layers: Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool

In your own explorations, you may have taken the 'long route' but you have likely gained a lot of valuable experience by experimenting...and moved a little way toward that $200/hr

Richard


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1/25/2008 5:03:15 AM

 
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