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July 11, 2005
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Little Girl - By nooory- by assimilated Little Girl - By nooory- by assimilated
This is a photograph by ~NoOoRy- The Original can be found here [link]


Edit details:

- Create new layer from background
- The whole image was lightened using curves, and only lightening just the mid range and the white end just a little
- Using the blur tool set to strength 19%, I carefully blurred the hair that was away from the face (the image has some pixelation and it is noticeable in the hair, and besides *shrugs* its a portrait!)
- Using the lasso tool I select the eyes (whites included) the lips and roughly the area outside of the girls hair
- invert the selection (menu -> select -> invert)
- then feather by 10 (menu -> select -> feather)
- then press ctrl-h to NOT view the selection
- menu -> images -> adjustments -> variations
--- I used the following "formula" for the skin colour
* 2 red, 3 yellow (the numbers are how many lines from fine to coarse)
- Deselect (ctrl D)
- I've now decided the whole image could do with some more lightening so I use the curves again to lighten the midrange
- I've noticed that the green to either side of the girl, while it does reflect nicely on the shade of her eyes, detracts to much from the focus on the little girl so...
- Using the paintbrush, I select the colour black (white works just as well), for mode choose saturation from the drop down box and change the opacity to 10%. I've used a brush size of 34 pixels, but it all depends on how large your image is, and what area you are covering
- I use the paintbrush to carefully paint over the green areas in the background several times until they are at a saturation that doesnt detract from the little girl
- I've noticed that she still looks a little green so I select the the area around her nose (inc nose) and the area around her mouth, not including her mouth
- feather 10 pixels (ctrl h)
- I use variations to alter the colour by adding some magenta, red and yellow. Also making it a little lighter - deselect (ctrl d)
- Using the blur tool again, set to strength 15%, size 10 pixels, I zoom the image into about 300% and carefully blur over any obvious pixelation
- I notice that she has a few lines under her eyes, and I dont like them, so I use the patch tool and zoom in to about 200% to carefully select the areas that are brightly lined and then drag the selection to an area of smooth skin on her cheek (do to both eyes)
- using the paintbrush tool i select the strongest saturation (top right), set the mode for saturation, opacity for 20% carefully painting over the lips until they are the color i like and also paint over the eyes a few times to give the green a brighter colour
- From here I select the cheeks, feather, use variations to add a little red, then deselect
- select the whole image except for the eyes, using variations add a little red and a little yellow to give her a nicer skin tone.
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Captainelciesmith Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Add a little dirt and take out the ear rings andshe would be the girl from Les Mis.
assimilated Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
avgreen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is it all right if i use this picture for a drawing?
assimilated Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
As stated in the description, it isn't originally mine, I did have permission from the owner of the image to do this edit, but they've since dropped off of deviantart. If it's just for private use, then sure, but I don't think it would be appropriate to repost it.
foxface1247 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
she is beautiful
AvrilJewel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used as reference here: [link]
AvrilJewel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to draw this.. if thats okay. :)
awsomexgirl123 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
My god! So cute! And those eyes!!!
DreamsOfNostalgia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so beautiful.

Photography is storytelling.
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