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Old 08-23-2007, 01:05 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

1. Cassidy
2. Lorraine
3. by-gilbert
4. splata
5. syd
Old 08-23-2007, 02:42 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

There are a lot of beautiful entries. So hard to choose!! But in the end I voted along the lines of the enrty "not looking like it's been photoshop-ed" criteria:

1. Splata
2. Lorraine
3. ByRo
4. betouched
5. Cassidy
Old 08-23-2007, 08:45 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

Had alot of fun with this. I'm new to the forum but really like trying the contests. Well here are my votes.

Old 08-23-2007, 10:04 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

IMO there is more of restoration touch than "beauty retouch" in all these photos.
Definitely my favorites are:
Old 08-24-2007, 11:25 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

Lots of others considered for my top 5 but were dropped for minor (and

probably subjective) reasons like eyebrow construction, eye colour

saturation or skin shine.

1. byRo
2. Splata
3. Shalford
4. Cassidy
5. Nandohdez
Old 08-26-2007, 05:30 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

Being so new at this made picking a top 5 especially difficult. I don’t feel qualified to ‘critique’, obviously some personal preference came into play. The only comment I want to make is to Splata. I liked your work overall but if I were the client I would ask for you to tone down the green of the subject’s left eye.

1. Syd
2. Lorraine
3. Graphics23
4. byRo
5. Splata

Old 08-28-2007, 01:07 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

Although, as many people pointed out, there was probably more restoration involved in this one than retouch, it was, nevertheless, a retouch competition so I gave extra points to those who treated it as such. In particular, I felt it important to at least address the following issues: fly-away hair, overexposed highlight above right eyebrow, reconstruction of the part of the eyebrow where information had been lost due to overexposure, neatening up of the hair and evening out of the tones on the shadow side of the face.

1. Bella
2. Jaime
3. Shalford
4. Cassidy
5. Chillin

Old 08-28-2007, 11:19 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

I chose first on color, then skin texture.

1. syd - skin texture looks real - good eyebrow work
2. Lonk - great color - would like to see more color in hair
3. Splata - natural color - a little soft
4. Lorraine - skin natural looking, a little too light - flyaway hair
5. byRo - it would look better a little darker

This was hard to pick!
Old 08-29-2007, 02:47 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

Congrats all the posters!
My Vote:
1. Lorraine
2. Ms-Bay
3. bella
4. nancyj
5. onfocus
Old 08-29-2007, 06:15 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

I based my voting on the following, eliminating each entry as it failed to meet the required tasks in the order given:

The first task was to color correct the photo. So you must have proper highlights & shadows, good mid-tone contrast, and believable colors.

Then "beauty" retouch. So you must have addressed problems such as the fly-away hairs, the blown highlights and damaged eyebrow, and overall image noise, without making the picture look like it was obviously manipulated.

Finally, it had to look nice. This was a purely subjective quality. I had to find it appealing.

So here are my votes:

1. Cassidy
2. Out_Of_Focus
3. Chillin
4. CathyH
5. cazubi

With honorable mention going out to jaime, nancyj, and emilylt87. I thought each of these entries were very good.

Good luck to all,

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