Poultry Portraiture Redux, Part II
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sbeme
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Anyone want more chicken?

Scott



AuntiPode
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sbeme
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Thx.
So, good as served?

Scott



AuntiPode
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Interesting bird attitude, although the eye blends in perhaps a bit too well for maximum effect.



sbeme
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AuntiPode wrote:
Interesting bird attitude, although the eye blends in perhaps a bit too well for maximum effect.


Agreed. I did a bit of selective lightening to bring out the eye on the left. Just nothing really to work with on the right and this was the best of the series I took of this mean old bird.
I suppose I could go into CS5, enlarge the eye and perhaps lighten it a bit more.

Feel free to rework if you'd like.
Scott



sbeme
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Some tweaks to the eye in Photoshop, leaving the size the same. Some additional global tweaks.


Scott



AuntiPode
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Your comment gave me an idea, why not actually enlarge the eye?

...and perhaps a mid-tone bump to everything except the beak and comb and some lightening and sharpening of the eye....

"I'm the eagle of this chicken coop!"



sbeme
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Karen,
Looks good.
I didnt enlarge the eye for two reasons.
First. Not sure how. My PS skills are rudimentary. I thought I'd botch it.
Second. Hoped that brightening would do enough.
But, its better as you have presented it.
What tools did you use?
BTW, I have CS5
Scott



AuntiPode
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I used CS5. Haven't gotten around to getting CS6 yet.

I used the lasso tool and drew around the eye, including some feather area. The I used the Refine Edge Radius slider to make a nice selection edge. (Despite the temptation to use the "Feather" slider for the sake of irony, I resisted. The softening of the edge might have made the edge soft.) Then with the selection made I, I clicked on edit>transform>scale and nudged the corners of the scale box out slightly. Presto! Bigger eye.



sbeme
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thx!