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« on: July 04, 2008 03:42:30 PM »

I havent used the Photoshop in a while, so I decided to try and make a pretty picture for my best friend!:)



I was looking through my camera after a hilarious 'photo shoot' at said friends house (dont ask! Tongue) and found the perfect picture to photoshop the hell out of!!


I was aiming to make my friend look like a doll, but not  sure if it worked too well..any ideas on anything else that could be done to help?
And does anyone think that the picture is just a little too dark/ has too many shadows; would brightening it be better?

thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008 03:49:05 PM »

Very cute idea. I would shed a bit more light on the hair to give it more definition against the black shadows.  The spotlight is in a good position - if you want to give her more of a "doll" feeling, turn down the burn a little bit and lighten her skintone.  I kinda like it as is, she looks like a fallen dancer.
I freakin LOVE your friend's dress!
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008 04:09:57 PM »

that dress is soo cute. i wish i could sew that well Undecided good job.good pic
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008 04:24:01 PM »

To make her look more like a doll, and depending how familiar you are with Photoshop, you could move her arm forward/adjust the perspective accordingly (if you have CS3, there is a great tool for this), redo the lighting effects from the original making a separate layer for her and the background with the same spotlight on the background, but the bg masked out of the top layer with more plasticity in the lighting effect. If you wanted to really make her look like a doll, you could also create doll joints for her shoulders and maybe her elbows since they are bent.

I really like it as is, though!
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008 04:25:19 PM »

Do you have photoshop? Playing with the curves and adding a bit of plastic wrap effect may help.
Usually with those doll like photos though, the model is covered in body makeup and powder (matte for a soft plastic or porcelain look) or bronzer & vaseline/oil, for high gloss hard plastic look
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008 07:13:28 PM »

I like the dark but If you just lightened/brightened her hair it might help pull her out of the background alittle but otherwise I think is a really beautiful pic.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008 01:06:36 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008 08:46:12 AM »

So, Im not that great at photoshop, but I do have some constructive criticism. I love the idea with the photoshop effects making a spotlight on a stage or something, but the reason she doesn't look like a doll to me has nothing to do with photoshop. It's because your model is bracing herself with her arms in a way a doll wouldn't be able to. It'd also look better, in my opinion, if her head didn't bend down awkwardly. Most dolls' necks don't bend like that. As far as the photoshop goes, try to keep her skin looking like porcelain. One last nitpicky comment: her nose is fuzzy and slightly out of focus.

Despite that, I really do like the picture, and I do think you can make it work, if your friend poses more like a doll. She does have the right skin tone and proportions for it and the spotlight concept is a great lighting idea. Hope this helps.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008 07:41:38 AM »

I think her skin should be paler, like a porcelain doll Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009 08:48:42 AM »

So, Im not that great at photoshop, but I do have some constructive criticism. I love the idea with the photoshop effects making a spotlight on a stage or something, but the reason she doesn't look like a doll to me has nothing to do with photoshop. It's because your model is bracing herself with her arms in a way a doll wouldn't be able to. It'd also look better, in my opinion, if her head didn't bend down awkwardly. Most dolls' necks don't bend like that. As far as the photoshop goes, try to keep her skin looking like porcelain. One last nitpicky comment: her nose is fuzzy and slightly out of focus.

Despite that, I really do like the picture, and I do think you can make it work, if your friend poses more like a doll. She does have the right skin tone and proportions for it and the spotlight concept is a great lighting idea. Hope this helps.

omg havent been on this in aaages....bt thanks fr d pointers ,am gona try those out after my exams!:)
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