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Teaching Bud to Read (105)
LCannon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 165 N: 391] (2325)
When my daughter Kalina was 3 she decided to teach her dog "Bud" to read. At least that's what it looked like to me. I had to sneak up on them to get this photo without disturbing them, because as soon as she saw me she stopped.
I scanned this photo that I had taken with my Pentax K1000....then increased contrast, mid-tones and sharpened. Then I made the frame and ran it through Neat Image. Then I had to clone several strange pixels out.

This photo was one of my mother-in-laws favorites. I'll have to print one and send her a copy. She always wanted one and now thanks to modern technology I can give her an even better version!

UPDATE
I'm posting the original scanned version so you can see what i started with and play in a workshop yourself! I'm sure there are a lot more of you better with Photo Editing than I am!!
Have fun!

Altered Image #4

LCannon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 165 N: 391] (2325)
Focus on the action...
Edited by:DigiSpy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 143 N: 189] (810)

Hi Lori,
I could not resist. For me the strongest thing in this photo is :
- the finger in the book
- the dog with it's pawn on her lap
- the bit tilted pose of her head

I created this WS to show how the photo would be cropped around these things. I think the action is more in focus.

Hmmm, I'm not sure about this one, tried some creative play, added glow grain and blur, the border more simple and smaller...
Still think you have a very good result, but the image is worth the try, maybe in the future a lucky creative creation?

Have fun with it, Richard

Altered Image #3

LCannon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 165 N: 391] (2325)
Edited by:fotofreak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 145 N: 421] (1763)

Hello Lori

Just thought I'd give this photo a try!
I used the original to work with. Here are the steps I did in Photoshop:

- cloned out the unwanted marks from scanning
- used the dodge tool to slightly lighten pars of the dog, and your daughter's hair
- ran the photo through NeatImage
- used the NeatImage version, and created a seperate layer, opacity at 75%
- Used Luko's Sharpening Method on the bottom layer (not the NeatImage one)
- added more film grain (just a bit)to make the original grain in the photo more unified (this way it doesn't look to smooth)
- added border and flattened!

Hope you like the workshop. It's getting late, and I'm still not tired, so I had to do something! (She is adorable by the way!)

Altered Image #2

LCannon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 165 N: 391] (2325)
Posting Original
Edited by:LCannon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 165 N: 391] (2325)

I'm posting the original scanned version so you can see what i started with and play in a workshop yourself! I'm sure there are a lot more of you better with Photo Editing than I am!!
Have fun!

Altered Image #1

LCannon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 165 N: 391] (2325)
pixel correction
Edited by:letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)

tried to give this lovely picture a dreamy impression...
With photoshop 7.0, i added a median filter, with the blur tool removed the squars from oversharpening and corrceted the colors

hope you agree !
regards Leon