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Old 04-01-2006, 10:55 AM
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Apr 06 Contest

Non-Glamour Retouch Challenge

This month the challenge is to retouch the provided photo, but as a non-glamour, non-magazine cover retouch. The goal is to just make it more flattering while keeping the snapshot look.


Special thanks to user aylaah for donating this image

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1. Contest will run from 1 Apr to 22 Apr 2006. Deadline for entries is 6pm EDT 22 Apr 2006.

2. This is not a Photo Art challenge. Keep the image as a photo.

3. When you submit your entry put your username in the filename (ie: tpaul.jpg). This is so users can save the images to a local directory and remember who did what--important when it comes time to vote.

4. Your final image size should be as close to 800 px on the long side and 600 px on the short side as possible. Also remember that the file cannot be larger than 100KB.

5. Post your entries to this thread. Please restrict your comments, questions or discussion to the Apr 06 Contest Discussion thread. Inappropriately placed posts will be deleted.

6. Only one entry per person.

7. Voting will run from 23 Apr to 30 Apr 2006. Only those with entries may vote. You will vote for the 5 best entries in order. Note you cannot vote for your own image.

Finally, please remember that this is a friendly contest and suppose to be a learning experience. Tips and suggestions to help others are highly encouraged.

Note: RetouchPro Moderators are allowed to enter

Last edited by T Paul; 04-23-2006 at 01:17 PM. Reason: Typo...please post votes..DO NOT PM them
Old 04-02-2006, 07:05 AM
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Needed a break from bookwork. Whilst I am not entirely sure what is required here, had a go
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:34 AM
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Difficult to stop yourself going over the top on this one
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Old 04-02-2006, 12:53 PM
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Old 04-02-2006, 02:58 PM
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Here's my entry. Fixed the flatness of the skin, blotches and shine. Also removed a few stray strands of hair that fell on her neck and darkened the pupils to make eyes look livelier. Finished with a little brightening. Good luck to everyone!
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Old 04-02-2006, 08:53 PM
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this is my first time to do this so im not sure if i gave you what you are asking for. it was a fun project to do in any case.
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:59 PM
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Ok I got rid of the background and put my house there instead, because a) the original is still my house, lol and b) yellow is bad! lol

Mainly dodge/burn on features, spot removal and bra strap removal :p and then I got the other side of the shorter hair and put it in front of my ear. Well, ok I copied the other side. But it *does* exist! lol

I did try to mostly get rid of the double chin because of the dodgy angle.
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:03 AM
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Here is my entry, it was fun, hope you liked it aylaah..

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Old 04-03-2006, 06:58 AM
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Here's mine,
Background change, cloning, smudge, blur.
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:08 AM
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I have tried to keep this as natural as possible but give her a little more 'va va voom'. A lot of cloning, got rid of the unsightly shadow, smudging and added a little noise. Darkened her eyelashes and irises, lightened the whites of her eyes and added some colour to her lips. Decided to change the background so the skin looked less sallow and tried to make her eyes and lips a little more moist and 'sparkly'.
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