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I'm open to suggestions. Let 'er rip!



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Wow, that looks very nice. I would darken the "flames" on the left. Imho that bright doesn't match too well with the girl. Just my

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post #3 of 15
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I'm open to suggestions. Let 'er rip!
The transition from her to the white side of the flame needs to be more subtle. It goes from the dark to bright too sharply. Also is there a reason you blurred her, or was that just from blowing the smaller picture up?
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The transition from her to the white side of the flame needs to be more subtle. It goes from the dark to bright too sharply. Also is there a reason you blurred her, or was that just from blowing the smaller picture up?
I wanted it to be "out of focus" like the camera was:

That idea about a better transition is good. You mean like the back light is spilling over her coat/shoulders right?

I'm thinking a light inner glow with some filters maybe...
Edited by theCanadian - 12/15/08 at 5:16pm
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I just noticed... in playing with the filters i really brought out the color in that photo.
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Her face is really blurry...
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post #7 of 15
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yes it is. it's intentional, but that didnt help me any.

Edit: I think I'm going to redo the light... make it more the shape of her profile.
Edited by theCanadian - 12/15/08 at 5:47pm
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You might want to darken the white around the girl as you can see the jagged lines more that way and it doesn't mesh well with the rest of the image. Mute the white down to an off black which will help blend it in more.

Also from the photo, you can see that there is a light on her face. Having such a bright light coming from the rear would certainly make an eclipse effect. Move the light to the left of the image if you want a light effect.

Just my 2 cents from my experience.
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Nth'ing the edges of the girl (model? mannequin?), they need softening a little. Have you got a larger source image of the girl??
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it's from deviant art... i looked at the profile of the user who posted it.... apparently this photo is of a doll (like barbie). I never would have guessed. Must be one of those "life like" rich kid dolls.....

I didn't work on it today... but I think the image as a whole could do with some darkening.

I'll play around with the light source/intensity and work on the blending later. Thanks for the input guys. If you have something, any thing constructive to add, your gonna get repped. So dont feel afraid to chip in.

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Nth'ing the edges of the girl (model? mannequin?), they need softening a little. Have you got a larger source image of the girl??

Nth'ing ???
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