Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Shawn Portrait
Originally uploaded by Nikon Fan.
I use Photoshop mostly for minor adjustments and tweaks for the photos, and to remove dust spots with the healing brush. I think the healing brush tool alone is worth the price of Photoshop.
It is very rare that I do serious photoshopping. I simply don't have the time and energy. However, I thought this beautiful portrait of my son deserved some photoshop treatment.
The original picture had a red curtain as background. Using the Filter->Extract tool, I removed all the background and replaced it with a gradient layer.
I am quite pleased with the result, and the 8x11 printout that I did on my HP photo printer looks just great.

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