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Old 08-29-2006, 05:09 AM
luciachan luciachan is offline
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Would like to know what people think

are these good? does it look like I'm doing this properly (if there is a proper way)? constructive criticism is very much welcomed and praise is good too

credit for original photos goes to

and of course the full airbrushed pics can be viewed at
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Old 08-29-2006, 01:12 PM
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Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
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hi luciachan and welcome to RP.

overall, you're smoothing the facial skin just a bit too much. this gives the 'pasty face' or 'porcelain doll' look to the faces. you want a bit more texture left there. the last one is much better in this regard; still some texture/detail there.

there are lots of tutorials and help on this here on retouchpro. have a look around.

you're on the right track though. it's nice work other than that too smooth look.

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Old 08-29-2006, 01:18 PM
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Some of the hair is a bit over done and looks like a wig.

Agree with Craig, facial skin tone is a bit plastic looking.

For most the make up is good and the eyes well done.
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:39 PM
iiphotography iiphotography is offline
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I really like them. I have been trying tutiorials on making the skin smoother. I envy that you are able to get such smoothness.

These are really good, but if they don't want the over done look its one thing. I guess it all depends on what the customer is looking for.

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