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(11-02-2019, 12:42 AM)david Wrote: I couldn't resist having a try at this latest photograph!

I also put a vignette around the face. I added a plain grey background and made an attempt to improve the face. An interesting challenge!

david.

Denzjos: I had been wondering how to get a 'fading border' for an ellipse selection, up to now my had been a 'hard line border' which looked ok ish, but nowhere near as good as yours. I shall investigate this further.

(11-02-2019, 12:42 AM)david Wrote: I couldn't resist having a try at this latest photograph!

I also put a vignette around the face. I added a plain grey background and made an attempt to improve the face. An interesting challenge!

david.

David,

Truly Awesome !

How did you 'clean' the skin ?

thanks so very much,

T.
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#12
Going back to an earlier post, pleased that you have larger scans than you can post. Do not worry about the posts. Small is ok for examples.

Quote:.... I had been wondering how to get a 'fading border' for an ellipse selection, up to now my had been a 'hard line border' which looked ok ish,

For a feather to a selection you can enable Feather Edges from the tool options (1). Slider 0 to 100. For a larger image you might need more. Make your selection then use Select -> Feather and enter a value in the dialogue.(2)

Can I also suggest using a layer mask. (3) Bits about here:
https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-layer-mask-add.html
https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Layer_Masks/

   

A layer mask is non-destructive. It will allow you to experiment with backgrounds and tweaks to the portrait. Nice portrait, worth spending some time on it.
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#13
Tawe19,

As with the previous photo, I did this very quickly. I am sure if you spend a couple of hours working on it you will achieve a much better result.
To "clean" the skin I made a small selection on one of the more even areas (on the left cheek) with the free select tool, then blurred that just sufficiently to smooth the irregularities. Then, I used that as a sample for the healing brush to move into other areas, regularly changing my sample point as I moved over the face.
I also emphasised the eyes and the lips as this gives greater impact to a portrait. I put some information about this in a tutorial on Gimp Learn. https://gimplearn.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1133#p12910
Hope this is of help.

david.

Edit: Apologies. I should have said that the tutorial shows how to select eyes and lips, but the information on emphasising is further down in the thread that follows.
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(11-02-2019, 07:24 PM)david Wrote: Tawe19,

As with the previous photo, I did this very quickly. I am sure if you spend a couple of hours working on it you will achieve a much better result.
To "clean" the skin I made a small selection on one of the more even areas (on the left cheek) with the free select tool, then blurred that just sufficiently to smooth the irregularities. Then, I used that as a sample for the healing brush to move into other areas, regularly changing my sample point as I moved over the face.
I also emphasised the eyes and the lips as this gives greater impact to a portrait. I put some information about this in a tutorial on Gimp Learn. https://gimplearn.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1133#p12910
Hope this is of help.

david.

Edit: Apologies. I should have said that the tutorial shows how to select eyes and lips, but the information on emphasising is further down in the thread that follows.
David, Thank you very much.
I enjoyed the tutorial, which is going to keep me quite busy over the next week.
And also worthwhile looking around some of the other posts.

many thanks,

T

(11-02-2019, 06:54 PM)rich2005 Wrote: Going back to an earlier post, pleased that you have larger scans than you can post. Do not worry about the posts. Small is ok for examples.

Quote:.... I had been wondering how to get a 'fading border' for an ellipse selection, up to now my had been a 'hard line border' which looked ok ish,

For a feather to a selection you can enable Feather Edges from the tool options (1). Slider 0 to 100. For a larger image you might need more. Make your selection then use Select -> Feather and enter a value in the dialogue.(2)

Can I also suggest using a layer mask. (3) Bits about here:
https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-layer-mask-add.html
https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Layer_Masks/



A layer mask is non-destructive. It will allow you to experiment with backgrounds and tweaks to the portrait. Nice portrait, worth spending some time on it.
Thank you Rich,

As with David's post, there is much here for me to study in the days going forward.

thanks to everyone,

T
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