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Old 06-14-2006, 02:39 PM
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my wife

I previously accidently posted in the wrong forum... im just looking for oppinions.. So I guess this is the right one.

This is a sample of some photoshop work on a candid image of my wife. I was going for the painted artistic look. Whadaya think?
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:41 PM
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Wow...I really like it!
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:44 PM
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im with Ziaphra. love it!!!
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Old 06-14-2006, 03:21 PM
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looks awesome
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Old 06-14-2006, 04:00 PM
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Now I know we're not supposed to just say "I like that" and I also know that there are many more qualified members here than a meare novice like me, however, I really like that, How the hell do you get skin with a silvery look that good? if you posted here by accident, I'm glad you did, IT'S SUPERB.....John
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Old 06-14-2006, 04:01 PM
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Love it...just great...

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Old 06-14-2006, 04:06 PM
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Artistically its very good but the pose isnt very flattering to your dear wife (up- nostril shots are never good ) I would try to make her nose look a little less prominent. Also, her eyes stand out a little too much, they dont gel with the rest of the picture.
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Old 06-14-2006, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for the criticism, when it comes to the pose, it is a candid shot, I tried to deemphasize the nose as much as possible, but my dear wife has a phenominal jawline, a beautiful neck and stunning cheekbones. I thought the shot emphasized these features rather well, I also like the mood that it set. So with all these going for it, I figured the nose thing wasnt a problem. As for the eyes being too white, that can be the moniter or gamut setting on your computer, I output this as a 4/c CMYK lithograph and the teeth and eyes are seated very nicely and not obtrusive or out of place. As im sure you are aware, lithography gives you much more precise control as to nuances of highlights, midtones and shadows, control you just cant get from one moniter to the next (not even close)... again..THANKS.. any further critisism is welcome. Does anyone else think the pose is bad?

As for britsdad comment on the sheen of the fleshtones, email me and i'll give you a few tips. Thanks for the compliment!

BTW, I have been a professional retoucher for 15 years working cosmetic, beauty and the likes. This is just a personal shot I was playing with.

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Old 06-14-2006, 05:00 PM
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I never said anything about her eyes being too white and I didnt mention teeth at all I said they stand out a lot and dont gel with the rest of the image.
I think if you tone down the highlight on the nose it will look much better
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Old 06-14-2006, 06:05 PM
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Newbie my assumption

I assumed "gel" ment too white/bright. actually on my monitor the eyes and teeth are too white, so I assumed thats what you were seeing. again it was corrected and worked as a litho, and it looks better when proofed. Even the blue eyes seem to "blue" on the monitor. Thanks though.. Ill go bury my face for a while.
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