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Old 07-27-2005, 05:26 PM
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touch up critique

I have been trying to improve on my beauty touch up skills and was wondering if this pic is retouched too much? any comments on how to improve would be much appreciated. thanks.

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Old 07-27-2005, 07:32 PM
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All in all, excellent work. But you are right, it is a bit overdone. I copied the original and your touchup and layered them original on the bottom and two copies of the touched up one. I set the blend mode of the first touch up layer to color and faded the top layer to 59%. This brings a little of the original texture back in, but keeps the excellent color work you did.

Good work, keep it up.

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Old 07-27-2005, 09:18 PM
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Michael,

Thank you so much! I appreciate it. I have learned and am still learning alot from this website and from people such as yourself.
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Old 07-27-2005, 10:23 PM
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Excellent work Ramel! Nothing I can add to Michael's suggestions which are bang on. Anything beyond that is personal preference only..and I do mean personal. For myself, I prefer to lift the shadows ever so slightly and to alter the overall tone to reduce the cyan and yellow. My cup of tea..perhaps not yours but you have a very strong image nonetheless. Good job!

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Old 07-30-2005, 04:25 PM
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Duv,

Thanks! =)
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Old 07-31-2005, 05:04 AM
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Wow!

If I had to choose between your versions I would really be in trouble!!

Nothing to add to what Michael said ....

Excellent work everybody!!!
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