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Cherie Bell
Posts: 66
Denham Springs, Louisiana, US


I would love some feedback on some photomanipulation that I did. I am new to doing artistic work and would appreciate some feedback!!!

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31047850

Photo Tile: Moon Goddess!! Thanks!

Also, any ideas you can give to make it better would also be appreciated along with some tutorials!!
Dec 21 12 07:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Veit Photo
Posts: 667
London, England, United Kingdom


I don't think this is very successful, although I do like what you're trying to do. Possibly. It's kinda Chrstimasy, anyway.
My problem is that you obliterate the portrait component, which is relatively colourless and doesn't match the effects happening around it, so it's not clear what you are trying to achieve.
Dec 21 12 03:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fist Full of Ish
Posts: 1,912
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US


There is all kinds of help around.  Do a forum search on "tutorials".
Dec 21 12 11:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Veit Photo
Posts: 667
London, England, United Kingdom


I forgot to add some tutorial pointers.
Don't just learn some random tutorials on YouTube. They are likely to be dreadful shortcuts and you will butcher your photos.
Get some proper training. Get a subscription to something like Kelby Training or Lynda.com and learn the basics of Photoshop: layers, selections, brushes and adjustments.
Then learn how to work with skin and hair - that's a really good foundation.
At some point soon start to learn dodge and burn.
Avoid the more gimmicky filters in photoshop or your work will look it was done 20 years ago.
Dec 22 12 09:51 am  Link  Quote 
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