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Old 03-04-2006, 12:29 PM
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Here is my last restoration, the picture is from 'challenges' forum but i do not want to post it there as i am not sure if it is completed

Please critique.
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Old 03-04-2006, 02:43 PM
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i'd say you're about 95% of the way there.

good job on the cleaning.

you've got a few lines that could use smoothing, such as the outline on the right of her face as it meets the background. her right shoulder/arm looks as if maybe you cut it off just a bit. hard to tell, but looks like maybe just a bit.

the outer fringe of her hair where it meets the background could use some touch up. looks to be mostly on the background side of it, though.

i'm not sure about that shadow on her chin. is it shadow or is it dirt/damage? the rest of the lighting of the image says to me that it's mostly dirt/damage and maybe just a tiny bit shadow. again, hard to tell without looking at it in an editor.

another area similar to the last one is around the right eye. especially the part just under and to the right (her right). to me, it looks like a stain and not shading, or at least partially so. the rest of the dark around that eye is also a bit questionable given the rest of the lighting.

where the hair meets the forehead, on the right (her right) there is a line of white/black that doesnt look right. small line.

the background itself could stand some smoothing of the differences. just blend them into each other a bit for a smoother look. the one that's most noticeable and is actually a tiny distraction, is the one to the right (her right) of the right eye.

that might seem like a lot of criticisms, but in fact, you're almost there. so, it's good so far, just continue on to the end now.

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Old 03-12-2006, 04:40 PM
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Thank you very much for this in depth review There are always things that you don't notice until someone points them out. I will try to correct all drawbacks and upload a new version as quick as possible, but I always find it hard to get back to the pictures I already spent a lot of time on. So it will take some time

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