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kat
06-19-2009, 09:17 AM
Playing around again. Gonna try different styles in photoshop. Any suggestions? Wanted this to have that childlike feeling to it but find this (Orton) a tad bit..lets say..bright. Or amybe that is just me. :headslap:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3546/3639847523_a3be56807a_o.jpg

Marko
06-19-2009, 10:16 AM
It's a bit heavy on the Orton effect but i still like it. It has a childlike fantasy feel. Maybe use a layer mask to back off the Orton slightly.

For me the dark linear shadows at top left and mid right are the bigtime distractions, they are taking away from the 'fantasy' and is the first thing I would try to fix. Hope that helps - Marko

kat
06-19-2009, 10:19 AM
Thank! Not to sure how to get rid of the shadows. Or the mask..lol. I think we'll start from scratch and less orton and fix shadow first! Maybe a reshoot if I can..this time not midday :P

tomorrowstreasures
06-19-2009, 01:35 PM
love the content!

AntZ
06-19-2009, 05:18 PM
I agree with Marko that the Orton may be over done. I do like it how it is,but I would also try adding some selective sharpness too it.

kat
06-19-2009, 07:14 PM
I agree with Marko that the Orton may be over done. I do like it how it is,but I would also try adding some selective sharpness too it.

I assume that would be done by using the mask? I'll have to do some reading and youtubing and figure it out :)

kat
06-20-2009, 12:17 AM
Does this help at all with her being "normal" and the rest Orton?

Ha ha.. I figured it out! :p

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3013/3643060158_bee2a07914.jpg

AntZ
06-20-2009, 04:32 AM
Looks better to me.:highfive:

edbayani11
06-20-2009, 09:25 AM
beautiful dreamy effect! except for the dark "line" on the top left that extends to her head, which can be corrected in post processing. i don't mind the heavy orton effect because it adds to the dreamy effect. your use of subdued color is very effective. maybe you could blur the cyan shadows on the shirt a little to blend it more with the shirt.

kat
06-20-2009, 10:26 AM
Thanks. Alright..to move to the shadows. Ha ha..I'm not to sure how to do this one but I think I'll figure it out.

Mad Aussie
06-20-2009, 05:19 PM
Does this help at all with her being "normal" and the rest Orton?

Ha ha.. I figured it out! :p
Oh boy Kat ... there's no stopping you now!! With some layering and masking knowledge you just opened up a whole new skill base!

kat
06-20-2009, 06:24 PM
I tell yah..the limits..we'll there really is none lately. Scary really!

Although I got to get back to basics again and just think about the photo!

hoyinsiu
06-26-2009, 05:40 PM
i kinda like the effect, it's just like in a dream

MoinMoin
06-28-2009, 01:33 AM
That's a great dreamy picture - I like it very much. I guess I should also try working more with layers and masking!