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I softened the skin on her face without softening her facial features (eyes, nose, lips). The car was spotless already so I didn't have to brush anything out.
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Sharon  C. Hinze
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    Ok, it's lovely...so how did you soften the skin without softening the skin. wondering minds want to know.....???? Thanks for sharing. S

7/30/2005 5:05:07 PM

 
Amina Wojcik
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Sorry. I guess I was a little unclear. What I meant was that I softened the skin on her face without softening features like her eyes or the details of her nose and lips. That way it looks like she has perfect skin but it doesn't look like she has blurry eyes.

I did this in Photoshop using the Gaussian Blur filter. I basically blurred her intire face minus the delicate features.

This is my first upload to BetterPhoto.com. I was an avid user of DigitalPhotoContest.com. I'm still learning the ropes of this site. So far so good.

7/30/2005 5:10:30 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Amina this is a GORGEOUS bridal portrait!!! I bet she will love this! Good luck in the contest. Oh, and WELCOME to Betterphoto!!

7/30/2005 10:41:29 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Welcome to our community, Amina! Lovely shot, beautiful bride!

7/31/2005 1:03:59 AM

 
Brandy Wilkinson
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This is so nicely done! How did you blurr only her face and not her eyes and other facial features?

7/31/2005 9:59:51 PM

 
Amina Wojcik
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Brandy,

I copied her face into a new layer. I blurred that layer and then I erased the eyes, nose lips, eyebrows, and anything else that I didn't want to appear blurry.

I hope this helps.

8/1/2005 4:54:41 PM

 
Jill M. Higgins

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Love the framing - great photo!
I can't wait to try your trick!

8/21/2005 10:29:50 AM

 
Terrill Province
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Oh, this image is wonderful! Congratulations on your Finalist, and welcome to BP!!!

8/21/2005 4:23:40 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Many CONGRATS on this terrific finalist!! Good luck in the next round!

8/21/2005 6:01:06 PM

 
Amina Wojcik
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Thanks everyone for all the nice comments!

8/21/2005 6:43:15 PM

 
Tori A. Woods
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Amina.......I sooooo love this!!

how cool.......welcome to betterphoto.....sounds like your skills and expertise will be an added asset to the user of the site........great shot.....Tori

8/21/2005 7:50:15 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Really a special photograph Amina!! Well done! And welcome and thank you for sharing with us all!! Congrats!! :0)

8/22/2005 12:10:38 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Such a cute shot!

8/22/2005 3:22:42 PM

 
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