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Paint a perfect family portrait

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July 27, 2011

Check out this excerpt from issue 77 of Photoshop Creative, which shows how to compose, edit and then paint the perfect family portrait
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If you have had a difficult time capturing a great family picture and don’t know where you are going wrong worry no more, as we will solve this problem as well as giving you a creative option to edit the photograph afterwards. The most important aspect is starting with a great picture. The key ingredients include the location, pose, composition and mood. After you’ve captured your wonderful family …

Check out this excerpt from issue 77 of Photoshop Creative, which shows how to compose, edit and then paint the perfect family portrait

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If you have had a difficult time capturing a great family picture and don’t know where you are going wrong worry no more, as we will solve this problem as well as giving you a creative option to edit the photograph afterwards. The most important aspect is starting with a great picture. The key ingredients include the location, pose, composition and mood. After you’ve captured your wonderful family portrait, we will take the image into Photoshop Elements to explore what we can do to create a fine-art portrait worthy of being printed and hung in a frame. We will address options such as changing the background scene for another shot to improve the image, and will also be using a somewhat misunderstood filter to begin the base-painting process before finishing off with some default paint brushes to give your piece a traditional, painted look. We will show you how to easily add an extra element to the portrait that helps create a story and more interest. We chose to place in a kite, which will enhance the mood and add some fun to the final picture.

Family portraits are one of those things that people tend to think are simple, but this guide will help you spot common errors you may have made in the past and make sure your next family outing produces a treasure you’ll be proud to show for years to come.