I know the comp on this photo is not the best but my clients are totally in love with this photo. Something bugs me, and maybe it is the comp, or the desat look that I am not too sure I like. However, I'd love any opinions! THX!
here is the sooc i have a ton of edits of this photo obviously all the post work is not done yet but here ya go:
Last edited by xoxoxo; 11-13-2009 at 11:58 AM.
it just looks too bright to me.
I can see why your client likes this picture, but agree with pp. Can you possibly post the sooc? I wonder how that photo would look with more of a vanilla bw instead...? I'd clone out the black part of her shirt (?) there on the left side. It sticks out to me a bit. Love those eyes, that's the dark part of the picture I want to be drawn to.
I just wanna hold that lil baby!
LOVE Erica's b&w! The babe looks red in the pic though...I know it's hard with newborns.
Here is my play. Have to be honest...it was quite a bit of work. Mostly it entailed removing red and restoring the color balance. I used almost every color tool available in photoshop to delicately reduce red while trying to not completely destroy skin tone.
I also used a skin smoothing action from one of the Totally Rad action mixes called Pro Retouch.
and then I turned that into a chocolate bw using the action that Molly posted a long time ago:
Last edited by AmberBella; 11-13-2009 at 12:52 PM.