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04/06/2007 03:09:51 AM · #1
This is the first time I've ever edited the colors of a photograph. How did I do? What do you suggest so I can improve?

This is the original photo:
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This is the edited photo:
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Other than color, what would you suggest I do to improve this image?

Thank you!
Sarah

Message edited by author 2007-04-07 15:12:30.
04/06/2007 03:13:30 AM · #2
You did a nice job of lightening the dog slightly while keeping the BG under control. His cut off front paw is a minus IMHO. You've captured a nice friendly expression.

There isa lot going on in the BG which distracts somewhat from the dog. Maybe try to simplify the BG next time. Just my .02 ;)
04/06/2007 03:30:15 AM · #3
I like it, you brought the white out nicely and brightened it better then the original when compared. The dogs eyes are blocked by the fur on his nose.
04/06/2007 03:49:11 AM · #4
There are a lot of things that you could have done to improve this photo. I guess it depends on which software you are using. If you have Photoshop, there are so many things that I would suggest. Highlight/shadow feature using masks to independently control the dog and the background, levels or curves for color correction, sharpen the dog, and blur the backround a bit to put more emphasis on the dog. Also, I agree that you should not have cut the poor doggy's foot off.

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Message edited by author 2007-04-06 03:53:45.
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