Crop suggestions pls.

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Crop suggestions pls.

This is exactly SOOC, just resiszed. No sharpening and forgot to watermark. I am annoyed that I chopped his toe, but the picture before he was SCREAMING!

Here is an edit I did to try and make it look like he hadn't been crying, resized, no sharpening and again, forgot watermark. Does it look ok, I'm not calibrated. I want to use it for my parents Christmas card.

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I actually really like the pic of him (mama goggles!) but am unsure how to crop without making it look too centered.

I hate to post & run, but it's just gone midnight and I really should be in bed. TIA!

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Anyone??? I am running short on time for international posting for xmas.

Hmm, now that I look at it, the background looks slightly magenta, or at least darker in the top right corner. I really need another OCF for fill.

Right, going to take this over to ILP as well as I need some answers pretty quick.

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I would crop so his eyes are closer to ROT maybe like this

still looks a bit underexposed, background def no even on the right like you said. not calibrated so really can't comment on colour

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The toe cut doesn't bother me. If it bother you then I would crop torso up.

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What about a horizonatal crop shoulders and up? Sorry for the bad play - I was trying an action I haven't used in a LONG time - kinda a vintage feel that pops red. I really miss taking pictures and editing and hope to join you all again soon and I'm totally not calibrated.


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ya that's a better crop Smile

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Thanks for the idea's. I may have a go at stretching the canvas and going for the head & shoulder crop.

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"connorsmum" wrote:

Thanks for the idea's. I may have a go at stretching the canvas and going for the head & shoulder crop.

I'd totally stretch the canvas (should be easy with your background) and crop from the hands on up. But try to fix the color first, I do see some magenta. However, I'm on my dad's computer which is far from calibrated.

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okay, played with a crop (didn't want to play with color since I'm not calibrated here). It's a 5x7 crop and leaves nice space for you to write something in the empty space if you wanted to.

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turns out my sister has CS installed on this computer ... so I did a selective color layer and added some yellow and removed some magenta. again, not calibrated, so it's probably off. also did a screen layer on just the irises and reduced the opacity to 50% of that. don't have any of my actions here, but if I did, I'd do an eye pop on him. Smile