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Old 08-10-2006, 01:12 PM
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retouch critique

i haven't posted in awhile and would like to get opinions on this retouch
that i did of my friend's beautiful daughter that i plan to use on my website.

the before pic has not been reduced in size at all, that's what it was when i got it. feel free to take a crack at it as well, but please don't use it other than for this site.
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Old 08-10-2006, 01:49 PM
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hi mm,

i like how you lilghtened things up. she doesnt look quite so semi-sinister this way.

two things i notice are a mask mark around the hair and the skin is just a bit over-smooth. not much, just a touch.

overall, it looks very good.

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Old 08-10-2006, 02:31 PM
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thanks craig, i see the mask that you are talking about -- the original is so dark, that's it's difficult to remove -- i tried somewhat of gradient coloring -- do you think this improved it? i also added some subtle skin texture to make up for over-smoothing.
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Old 08-10-2006, 02:42 PM
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Not bad.
Just one thing, the very bright hairs to the right above the ear, keep drawing my attention away from the face. Maybe try cloning them out?

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Old 08-10-2006, 03:23 PM
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Her neck could do with some attention, the lighting and texture are in contrast to the face (particularly the line below her jawline).

Face looks much better now you've added a little texture.
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:49 PM
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peter and gary, thanks for that -- i was concentrating so much on the face, that i overlooked the hair and neck -- which i have worked on and hopefully fixed.
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Old 08-10-2006, 04:33 PM
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There's too much cyan in her skin. You made her a lot paler and the darker a persons skin, the more cyan in it.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:03 PM
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patrick, thanks for the color comment -- i reduced the cyan -- does that look better?
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:55 AM
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i think the last two have gotten worse. the post after my first post seems the best to me, at least in skin color and texture.

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Old 08-11-2006, 01:10 AM
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Craig, i have to agree with you on the color -- after reducing the cyan, i wasn't crazy about it -- i don't know if it's my monitor, but it looked very unnatural -- the attached is back to prior to the cyan reduction.

thank you.

Marsha
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