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Fran Chastain
Works at Big Lots
Attended Modesto High School
Lives in Edgar Springs, MO
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Practicing my blending skills or compositing, not sure what you'd call it. LOL
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Thank you +Janice Brunelle 
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This is the photo I was trying to eliminate the left hand side of the background of the bridge. It was too distracting, so I did like +Peter Fleming suggested and used the clone tool. I had never tried that before. I think it turned out ok. At least your eyes are looking to the left, but at the bridge. Thanks +Peter Fleming 
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+Peter Fleming I did clone the right side to the left. I don't know how yet to make it look a little bit more original. I just know I didn't like the way it looked before. I didn't even notice it in the camera when I took the photo. How could I have changed it to make it look better? And you're not nitpicking! I appreciate the assistance. It's the only way I'm really going to learn. I do truly appreciate the feedback that you're giving me. :-)
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I was out trying to shoot photos of eagles one day and didn't have a long enough lens to do them justice, so I changed subjects. Loved the lines from under the bridge that lead into Alton, IL.
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+Muratkhan Baitulin Thank you so much for the great comment!  
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An American Bald Eagle quickly devouring his fish before another bird tries to take it away. This was taken at Pierre Marquette State Park in IL
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I agree haha! 
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I have a question. I want to take out a portion of a photo and replace it with another part of the same photo. How would I go about do that? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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+Chandler McGrew Thank you!! I would never have thought of that. I'm gonna have to try that.
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Thank you +Annie Michel 
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This is a photo of my grand-daughter and her BFF. This is the second time I've tried to mask out a portion of a photo and put in on another background. I'm using Elements 11 and think I'm getting better, but I don't know how to make the edges softer, especially around the hairline. Any suggestions?
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+Chandler McGrew Thanks I didn't know about refine edge. I appreciate your comment. 
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Customer Service Specialist--Cashier
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  • Big Lots
    Cust. Service Specialis, 2000 - present
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Edgar Springs, MO
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Vian, OK - So. Lake Tahoe, CA - Modesto, CA - Carson City, NV
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I love photography!! All kinds, but mostly landscapes and black/white photos. I absolutely love Google+ and because of it I am able to find so many photographers whom I'm learning from and give me inspiration.
Introduction
I just want to thank so many of you out there who inspire me. You make me want to do better, to learn all that I can possibly learn.
Bragging rights
I am a grandmother of eight and a great grandmother of two beautiful boys. My profile pic is of one of my granddaughters. She took the pic on her phone and I played with it. I changed it to b/w and then grundge it up some and then painted her lips. First try doing anythings like this. Its one of my favorite photos.
Education
  • Modesto High School
    General, 1971 - 1975
  • Columbia College of Missouri
    Business Administration, 2007 - 2009
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