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nnelson1
05-01-2001, 12:31 AM
Photoshop 6.

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Comments? Suggestions?

Good to have the site back.

Cheers,

Nick

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Spectra7
05-01-2001, 07:05 PM
Very nice composition and like the touch of tease http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

A suggestion:

try experimenting with masks to keep your edges crisp while getting those nice air brush effects. If you don't want the edges too crisp then use the feather function to soften them just a tad.

Gene

nnelson1
05-02-2001, 07:46 AM
Gene;

Thanks for the tip. I'll do some experimenting. Funny thing is, the PS file doesn't have the "halo" around the body. I've noticed that sometimes when I save a file as a jpeg, it gets...odd. Any ideas? It's 72 dpi, so it should look ok on monitors...

Thanks again for taking time out to have a look.

Cheers,

Nick

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JaneS
05-02-2001, 04:54 PM
Hey Nick! ...this picture lasted 3 hours in Critiques I noticed the other day...... wow.... it's a stampede in there these days....lol... Anyway, wanted to say.....hmmm..... uhh.... well.......oh alright....! .... I've always wanted to be air-brushed...... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif So, get the itch to do a blonde, just yell, and I'll email you a head shot in a jiffy. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

...then again, if you prefer short black bobs, there's always Snow white... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

btw... don't think I'd mentioned, this is beautiful, imo

Fig
05-03-2001, 01:03 AM
Looks like you enjoyed working on this image! Nice work. As for the jpeg problem, my guess is that your compression level is set too high, that is, too many pixels are being lost. Try setting the jpeg compression to medium. Also, use the original PS file for jpeg conversion. Using an already compressed jpeg to create, or resave to another jpeg will give you these problems.

Fig

nnelson1
05-03-2001, 08:05 AM
Fig:

Thanks so much for the advice. Guess what? I was working with two different pcs. One has my graphics software on it and the other is connected to the network. Guess which one was set to 32-bit rez and which one was set to 16-bit.

Doh! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Yes, this was a fun image to work on in more ways than one! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

Again, thanks for your time and insight.

Nick

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nnelson1
05-03-2001, 08:21 AM
{{{Jane}}}

Check your e-mail!

Nick

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digistyle
05-03-2001, 10:18 PM
Nick,

Great image! You just can't go wrong with a beautiful woman as a subject. I sincerely hope that you were painting from life http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif!!! Keep 'em coming!

digistyle


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Spectra7
05-04-2001, 03:17 AM
nnelson1,

In answer to your question about jpeg files. Jpeg is a lossy compression standard that will produce artifacts that can have the effect you are talking about. The artifacting is most noticable in areas of solid color. Understand that jpeg was originally developed for video and was adpated for still images. It works best for inages that have a lot of random pixelation that will hide the artifacting of the compresion. So photos work best. The more graphic the images become the less success jpeg has. Unfortunately the Web has need for small files so we are stuck using this standard for now. I would advise you not use jpeg to store originals since it will degrade the image everytime you save it. TIF or BMP format are lossless and TIF can be compressed using LZW compression with no degradation. Ofcourse there are the native formats like PSD and RIF and a number of other RGB formats like SCT (Scitex) and TGA (Targa). The Web is still searching for standard for lossless compression that will do as well as jpeg in terms of file sizes. The best hope now is in wavelet technology that can compress images almost as much as jpeg with much better results. This also provides the ability to blowup the image to larger than the original size with a minimal amout of loss or softness in the interpolation.

Gene