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Ted Amos     Great shot. Did you use a softening filter?


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11/13/2005 9:05:05 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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This is a re-work of an older shot I did. I burned out the background first then I used three duplicate layers to get the "softness" I wanted, but still keeping the eyes sharp.
Bottom layer - original image
Middle layer - gaussian blur, erase eyes for sharpness
Top layer - overlay or soft focus
After I was through, I did add a touch of "buzz" filter. I'm very happy you like it, Ted :)


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11/13/2005 9:13:39 PM

 
Laura Stetser
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2005
 

This is gorgeous. I love the effects you've done. What do you mean erase eyes for sharpness? I'd love to try this - and also, top layer soft focus? Is that a filter? This is just wonderful.


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11/14/2005 7:04:10 PM

 
Wende Trew
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Susan this is GORGEOUS!!! Love the lighting!! Outstanding work!!


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11/14/2005 7:39:08 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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Thank you, Laura and Wende ... Laura, I use PS7 for my editing. Soft focus is a type of layer you can add. I blur the middle layer but erase the eyes so that the original bottom layer shows through on the eyes only.


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11/14/2005 8:13:58 PM

 
Tina Davidson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/12/2005
 

Susan - thank you for the many ideas you just gave me! You mention a touch of a "buzz" filter. I'm unfamiliar with that - what is it?? Thanks - Tina


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11/17/2005 7:50:04 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/14/2005
 

Wow! excellent portrait!!!!!


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11/17/2005 8:09:18 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Lovely portrait, original!


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11/17/2005 12:37:07 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Great portrait and congrats on it being featured in the Digital Darkroom edition, Susan!!!!


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11/17/2005 3:11:49 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
 

Thanks Tina, Hendrik, Donna, & Jim :)

Tina you can check out the buzz filter here:
http://www.skydancers.com/_fo2pix/fo2pix.html


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11/17/2005 8:29:17 PM

 
Bob Duncan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/21/2005
 

Really beautiful portrait Susan. I love monochromatic BG,
and the way her hair frames her face


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11/19/2005 6:54:29 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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Congrats on being in the DD newsletter!! BEAUTIFUL portrait!!!


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11/20/2005 1:04:06 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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Thank you Bob & ALisha :)


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11/21/2005 7:49:45 AM

 
Sandra Freyler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2005
 

Such a beautiful portrait! Great work!


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11/27/2005 7:12:38 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
 

Thank you Sandra :)


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11/28/2005 8:26:53 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/8/2005
 

really a gorgeous image!


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12/1/2005 12:48:16 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2006
 

Wonderful labor of love!


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7/30/2006 10:40:41 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
 

Thanks Allen ;)


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7/31/2006 7:43:00 AM

 
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