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August 23, 2004

I love Photoshop!

I use Adobe Photoshop every day for designing and manipulating images but not often straight portrait photographs. Its always tricky to catch children just at the right moment wihout it looking too staged. When I caught this lovely shot of my gorgeous nephew Aaron I decided it was too lovely not to edit the distracting background. Use of the clone tool at high magnification with a fair bit of fiddling around (technical term I know!) resulted in an edit I was happy with. I was interested in how it would print out on film print paper, and was pleased to see that there were no obvious signs of tinkering. Removing the speaker to his left was a bit tricky, especially the border (which if you look closely you can see isn't quite right). The shadow is probably not completely accurate but all in all though I was satisfied with the result.

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