Beauty is...

© Susan L. Vasquez

Beauty is...

Ted Amos 11/13/2005 9:05:05 PM

Great shot. Did you use a softening filter? #343598

Susan L. Vasquez 11/13/2005 9:13:39 PM

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 :) #2071795

Laura Stetser 11/14/2005 7:04:10 PM

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. #2076533

Wende Trew 11/14/2005 7:39:08 PM

Susan this is GORGEOUS!!! Love the lighting!! Outstanding work!! #2076659

Susan L. Vasquez 11/14/2005 8:13:58 PM

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. #2076771

Tina Davidson 11/17/2005 7:50:04 AM

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 #2087301

Hendrik Storme 11/17/2005 8:09:18 AM

Wow! excellent portrait!!!!! #2087354

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/17/2005 12:37:07 PM

Lovely portrait, original! #2088323

Jim Kinnunen 11/17/2005 3:11:49 PM

Great portrait and congrats on it being featured in the Digital Darkroom edition, Susan!!!! #2088715

Susan L. Vasquez 11/17/2005 8:29:17 PM

Thanks Tina, Hendrik, Donna, & Jim :)

Tina you can check out the buzz filter here:
http://www.skydancers.com/_fo2pix/fo2pix.html #2089302

Bob Duncan 11/19/2005 6:54:29 AM

Really beautiful portrait Susan. I love monochromatic BG,
and the way her hair frames her face #2094089

Alisha L. Ekstrom 11/20/2005 1:04:06 PM

Congrats on being in the DD newsletter!! BEAUTIFUL portrait!!! #2098802

Susan L. Vasquez 11/21/2005 7:49:45 AM

Thank you Bob & ALisha :) #2101833

Sandra Freyler 11/27/2005 7:12:38 PM

Such a beautiful portrait! Great work! #2128691

Susan L. Vasquez 11/28/2005 8:26:53 PM

Thank you Sandra :) #2132727

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/1/2005 12:48:16 PM

really a gorgeous image! #2142393

Allen O. Howard 7/30/2006 10:40:41 PM

Wonderful labor of love! #3103716

Susan L. Vasquez 7/31/2006 7:43:00 AM

Thanks Allen ;) #3105724

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