Beverly Caine  


PIRATE by Beverly Caine

December 2019 - PIRATE

December 2019 - Beverly Caine

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December 2019 - Beverly Caine

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About the Image(s)

I took this at the Boynton Beach Pirate Fest. Not one of my best but working with Windows 10 subsequent to a total crash of my hard drive and fortunate that my grandson was able to salvage my photos as well as everything else. The added headache is that all my filters, etc. have lost the memory of my passwords and I'm still waiting for support from Topaz, Luminar, etc., etc. So for this month, you get the best of what's available with what I had in hand.


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14 comments posted

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
I really like what you did with background. It is so sharp and detailed. Interesting person!   Posted: 12/07/2019 19:59:43

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Thanks Jamie. It was a bit tedious because I had to do it the hard way but I appreciated the result.   Posted: 12/07/2019 21:36:44
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
What I did to create the backdrop was create a new blank image. With the eyedrop took a color from the had, adjusted it in "Image" adjust brightness, color, contrast, etc. and then used the gradient tool. When I was satisfied with the result, I pasted the pirate onto the new image and flattened the layers.   Posted: 12/08/2019 13:43:20
Valerie Fall   Valerie Fall
Thanks for explaining how you changed the background - I really like the photo!   Posted: 12/12/2019 13:34:14

Sean Sullivan   Sean Sullivan
I think you did a great job without Topaz and other filters. THe beans, was that what you used to create the backdrop?   Posted: 12/08/2019 10:18:14

Yun Thwaits   Yun Thwaits
Beverly, very nice work! I like it!   Posted: 12/09/2019 11:16:20

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Actually I made it simpler. I just painted a background with one of the colors I picked from the hat and then adjusted in image, adjustments. But when I saw the beans I tried to remove them and was unsuccessful so I left them.   Posted: 12/09/2019 11:25:55

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I love the pirate and the colors. I don't see any beans where are they? I like how you were able to isolate the feathers and how sharp everything is. I probably would have cropped a little off the top.   Posted: 12/15/2019 07:20:14

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Beans are on the upper right corner as one of the orifinals   Posted: 12/15/2019 07:56:56

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Oops - upper right corner   Posted: 12/15/2019 07:57:57

W. Neil Jones   W. Neil Jones
Beverly, I think you are headed the right direction. The hard part of changing the background is getting a final image that looks like an original. I think a closer crop would help and you may consider adding some texture to the background.   Posted: 12/16/2019 18:49:13

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
Wonderful portrait ! Might crop a bit from the top and vignette at the top as well.   Posted: 12/17/2019 18:35:56
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Thanks Mark will try the vignette approach   Posted: 12/17/2019 19:03:27
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
I had submitted this to the other group in which I participate and one of the comments was suggesting a green background instead of what you see. In that I responded by changing the background for opinion, I'm including the green background image here and look forward to comments. My personal preference is still the original choice.   Posted: 12/17/2019 19:40:48
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