Monday, September 21, 2009
One of a Kind Image
I'll never be able to duplicate this photo exactly as it appears here -- and that's frustrating. I began working on these six-month old images over the last few weeks. They were taken at the Popular Photography Digital Days model shoot in March. I considered this a work in progress, and resized it and flattened it so I could take a look at a low-res print just to see where some retouching still needed to be done. After I did the downsize, I wondered what a texture would look like ... and after about 15 minutes of layers, masks, and dodging & burning I came up with what you see above --- only I did it all on a flat, low-res file. I guess I can go back and try and reconstruct it if I ever want a high resolution print of this file. It's frustrating though, because I like the edge. I think it fits the subject. So, add one more thing to my list of things to do: reconstruct emulsion edge that I stupidly did on a 96 dpi image. Sometimes you learn the hard way.