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Beauty Is ...   Featured in Digital Darkroom #032
  Beauty is...
Beauty is...
© Susan L. Vasquez
Nikon D70 Digital ...
 
 
 
Ted Amos

member since: 11/13/2005
    Great shot. Did you use a softening filter?

11/13/2005 9:05:05 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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member since: 5/24/2005
 

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 :)

11/13/2005 9:13:39 PM

 
Laura Stetser
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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.

11/14/2005 7:04:10 PM

 
Wende Trew
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member since: 8/31/2005
 

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

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.

11/14/2005 8:13:58 PM

 
Tina Davidson
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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

11/17/2005 7:50:04 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Wow! excellent portrait!!!!!

11/17/2005 8:09:18 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Lovely portrait, original!

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!!!!

11/17/2005 3:11:49 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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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

11/17/2005 8:29:17 PM

 
Bob Duncan
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member since: 5/21/2005
 

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

11/19/2005 6:54:29 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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member since: 1/30/2005
 

Congrats on being in the DD newsletter!! BEAUTIFUL portrait!!!

11/20/2005 1:04:06 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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member since: 5/24/2005
 

Thank you Bob & ALisha :)

11/21/2005 7:49:45 AM

 
Sandra Freyler
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member since: 8/25/2005
 

Such a beautiful portrait! Great work!

11/27/2005 7:12:38 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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member since: 5/24/2005
 

Thank you Sandra :)

11/28/2005 8:26:53 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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member since: 2/8/2005
 

really a gorgeous image!

12/1/2005 12:48:16 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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member since: 1/1/2006
 

Wonderful labor of love!

7/30/2006 10:40:41 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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member since: 5/24/2005
 

Thanks Allen ;)

7/31/2006 7:43:00 AM

 
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