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Aimee C. Eisaman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/13/2007
 

Phello Photogs- Week 7 Debbie


 
 
Debbie brought us back and aninmal from the zoo so see what you can do! :P


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6/14/2009 10:54:22 AM

 
Rita K. Connell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/22/2008
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  spotlight
spotlight
select background, texturize 179%, hue saturation background darken 67%, Render filters>spotlight 69%, smart sharpen. I didn't work to hard on the feathers sorry.
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6/14/2009 11:54:00 AM

 
Michael Kelly
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Nice sharp shot with lots of good color. Great pick and a tough one to work on. I liked the full shot for composition and to show the majority of the bird and feet.

I Did a dup layer with a screen blend at 42%
Adjusted levels. Selected the bird reversed selection then did a solid color fill layer using the existing BG color using the bird selection as a mask. Applied curves medium contrast added a catch light and a slight sharpening with unsharp mask.

The plain background in the same color helps preserve the feather detail and could be changed to an alternate BG easily. I left the front branch alone, though with a lot of work it probably should be cloned back some distance.


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6/14/2009 12:10:20 PM

 
Aimee C. Eisaman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/13/2007
 
 
 
Okay....here is my version!


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6/14/2009 12:22:41 PM

 
Vicki Snow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2008
 
 
 
I went a different route and did aflip and concentrated on his beautiful face...all I did was sgarpen ..contrast..and a little saturation


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6/14/2009 12:58:28 PM

 
Vicki Snow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2008
  LOL...ya I can type...it's race day and beer drinking....


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6/14/2009 1:02:25 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2008
 
 
 
Here's my version


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6/14/2009 2:05:12 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
  This is fun, guys. It does something to you to see your creation worked on by others. Opens up a LOT of neat possibiities I never would have thought of. Kind of like quilting...with everyone doing a different quilting square...I like them all, all for different reasons.


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6/14/2009 7:41:17 PM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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I opened as RAW, slid recovery to 100, blacks to 3, contrast 64, clarity to 100, vibrance to 100 and saturation to 100. Then open image to PS edit mode and duplicated, under brightness/contrast bright to -150 and contrast to 100. Added catch light and posterized to 10.


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6/14/2009 9:23:51 PM

 
Debbra Bailey
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  Deb's Debbie's Edited
Deb's Debbie's Edited
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Wow - mine is kind of boring! lol I LOVE Vicki's! And all of them are really cool - amazing how different!

I cloned out parts of the background, sharpened, and saturated. I left the crop pretty much the same!


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6/16/2009 11:01:26 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
  Deb -- This was very close to what I came up with when I first played with him. My "final" rendition" is on my computer and I am still working on my husbands' laptop due to the "big move". The carpet folks should be finished by tomorrow. Then it'll take another week for us to get it all back in it's place and take a good share of it to the Goodwill.


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6/16/2009 4:50:05 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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I almost forgot to tie this week up with my version of this little cockatiel. Thank you for "playing" with him this week and sharing your valuable ideas. Here he is, even though the bottom part of the branch is still not to my liking. I worked on this for quite a while and then thought I'd be better off leaving it alone.


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6/19/2009 6:43:34 AM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/7/2007
 
 
 
here's mine- I didn't do much. I used topaz and then decided it looked almost like an etching to I converted to bw

what a fun little guy. I have the hardest time with birds. great image Debbie!


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6/24/2009 11:22:18 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
  I like him in black and white, Jodi! I'm glad to see that you had enough time to work on him since last week was such a difficult one for you. Hope things are looking up and the rains have stopped so you can get back to normal with your house and such. Nature can be beautiful, but the other side of the coin is that it can be brutal as well.


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6/24/2009 11:39:50 AM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/7/2007
  thanks Debbie! I have new respect for people who live sacrifice and live in places where weather can frequently turn your lives upside down. I feel very lucky to live where rain, snow and wind stay fairly tame :-)


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6/24/2009 11:43:18 AM

 
Christie R. Bielss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/23/2007
 
 
  My version
My version
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Well, I'm trying to catch up and so, here we go with a quickie version. Funny, I haven't looked at anyone else's, but it has elements similar to both Mike's and Rita's - guess ya'll are really rubbing off on me! :)


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7/1/2009 2:56:29 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/23/2007
  Oops! And I adjusted levels, increased hue/sat, lightened a bit more, cloned the b/g, burned/dodged the bird, added a catch-light to the eye, added a spotlight to enhance the lighting that was angling into the shot. That's about it.


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7/1/2009 3:00:11 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
  It's so nice of you to be going back to "do your assignments". - You'd never guess you were a teacher! I like your treatment a lot. The catch light in his eye is a nice touch. I have got to learn how to do those as nicely as all of you do.


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7/1/2009 3:14:02 PM

 
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