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    Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

    My grand-daughter was visiting and we were going to give the new puppy a bath....and I took some quick snaps in the bathroom....I liked this particular shot, and did a little editing to improve it for framing....mostly I cut out and pasted the background in a new layer with maybe 4 pixel feathering. Then I blurred that layer using Gaussian blur.....if I didn't like some of the edges, I cut out a bit of the arm and pasted it on a new layer and then I could touch-up the blurred layer underneath it right up to and under the bit I pasted in layer 3.

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    Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

    touched up shot:
    Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

    Comments and advice always appreciated.

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    Re: Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

    Heartwarming shot of a lovely little girl and a beautiful puppy. I'd loved to have the dogs face turned a bit more to the camera but, I know very will that dogs are not always cooperative.

    BTW: Craft stores sell little plastic squeekers which are designed to be sewn into stuffed toys. They cost next to nothing and are great for attracting the attention of dogs and. far less so, of cats.

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    Re: Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

    LOL, Richard, I had a clicker, but out of all the photos I took, this is probably the only one where they are both looking in almost the same direction.....either the girl or the dog were squirming out of control!! I guess I could cut and paste one of the pups better head shots into this image.

    To show how hard it is to photograph children, I made this animation several years back of the same grand-daughter. It still makes me smile....and it was just this hard with a six year old and puppy!! LOL!

    Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

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    Re: Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    BTW: Craft stores sell little plastic squeekers which are designed to be sewn into stuffed toys. They cost next to nothing and are great for attracting the attention of dogs and. far less so, of cats.
    Never worked with my dog - she was deadly afread of squeeky toys - and the vacuum cleaner!
    Nat, This is just an adorable picture!

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    Re: Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

    Thank you, Kris. My late boxer loved to be vacuumed whenever I was cleaning house!! This pup is only 4 months old, but she's not afraid of anything or anybody!! Quite a handful! My grand-daughter, on the other hand, is perfect!! LOL!

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    Re: Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

    LOVE this photo. But do you know, I also really like the texture of the shower curtain in the first photo if the folds could be cloned out. Makes an interesting effect. Both of the subjects are 100% adorable.

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    Thanks, Myra. Been meaning to try tea staining a wrinkled white sheet to use as a backdrop.....I really don't have anything else to use, not too fond of the shower curtain myself!! LOL!

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    Re: Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

    Nicely done - it's a great capture. I might be inclined to leave the surface she was sitting on in the edited picture though

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    Re: Quick snapshot edited - Granddaughter and pup

    Very nice editing job Nat.

    But I agree with Malcolm. It is a little strange seeing her floating in the air in a sitting position.
    If you don't like the edge of the bath tub maybe you can replace it with something else.

    Very cute photo.

    Toņo

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