Sylvia Softly

© Graham Jones

Sylvia Softly

Uploaded: July 10, 2004


5.6 @ 200, 2 x flash heads, shot on photo course in Adelaide South Australia, softened and desaturated in Photoshop 8


Melisa R. McKolay July 10, 2004

Pretty, like the softness. #146533

Josh Hudson July 10, 2004

Fantastic head shot. #641081

Carolina K. Smith July 10, 2004

Lovely portrait of a lovely looking person :) #641501

Kristen McKain August 15, 2004

Congrats! #711700

August 15, 2004

Great Job! I agree with Josh and Carolina- Fantastic and Lovely. #713402

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 16, 2004

Congratulations on your win! -K #714222

Graham Jones August 17, 2004

Wow! thanks to all. My first success! I must admit to being very suprised and very pleased at hearing about this one. Very encouraging as are all of your wonderful comments :-)

regards, Graham #718277

Diane Dupuis August 26, 2004

Congrats! #736907

Susana Matos October 24, 2004

wow, wow, wow! I am sorry for missing this, havenĀ“t had much time last monthes and lost seeing plenty of good photos and learning from it!!
This is a wonderful well deserved winner!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #866782

August 04, 2005

Sylvia, I'm new in the photography world, but how do you make pictures glow like that?

Edwin #1677381

Graham Jones August 13, 2005

:-) Hi Edwin, Graham here. Sylvia is the lovely girl in the picture :-)

Gaussian blur and distort, glow are great filters for this type of result. I normally use both on a second layer that is a copy of the original then reduce the opacity of the top layer to about 30%. Then it's useful to use a mask to bring back the original picture around the eyes, nostrils and mouth so that you don't lose too much sharp detail.

regards, Graham Jones #1712487

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