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Old 09-08-2006, 01:30 PM
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Poetic Image, I clicked between your original image and Cassidy's version and I have to say I like your original take much more, but I am into Photo Art more than retouching. Yours looks like great work to me, a soft look with a young lady is almost mandatory.
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:33 PM
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Thanks Jim!

Thank you Jim. I am a portrait photographer and I find that a lot of woman like the soft glowy look but of course I still need to maintain detail, its just finding that middle ground thats sometimes hard. Thanks a lot for your comment. ;o)
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:29 PM
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i used your original and selected the face and copied to new layer. i then ran a usm at about 3 radius, 60 strength to sharpen. duplicated that layer and then ran 'add noise' at about 10, gausian. then gausian blurred at about 2 or 3 (very light). erased the eyes and lips and eyebrows from that layer to let the other layers show through. ran a blank layer above all those and used airbrush to paint her lips, particularly her upper lip, which looked a bit dry and pale. did a couple little minor touches here and there.

done.

i did like the original touches except for the blur and a bit too smooth, which is why i did the usm and add noise.

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Old 09-08-2006, 04:24 PM
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First post here, she's such a pretty girl - anyway, I had a try as I often find that I over-smooth the skin also.

Anyway, I started from scratch because I wanted to see if I could replicate that beautiful 'smoky' look you gave her eyes... as you can see I couldn't

I followed http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=213 for the skin, tidied her eyebrows a little and also had a go at fixing that top lip.
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:54 AM
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Hi I have been trying to perfect my technique in retouching skin and wanted to know what everyone thinks of this image. I appreciate all comments, good and bad ;o) Thanks
Christopher
I like it. Did you use Xero's Porcelain filtre?

Maureen
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:51 AM
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No I did not use any filter. I will look into that filter and see what its all about. Thanks. ;O)
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:18 PM
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That looks extreamly nice to me Charlottie. It seems to me to be what POETIC IMAGE was trying to obtain with this image.
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:59 PM
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Smile

I think it looks really good, I think it would really "pop" if you made the catch lights in her eyes larger.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:51 PM
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HI... I must admit, you did a great job... However I also must say that you overdo it a little...
usually when I over do some photo I do the following...
Put the before photo under the retouched layer... then give it a little bit more sharpening.. go to the retouched layer and start using eraser brush at low opacity, on the places you want to pop up .... also don't forget to put some highlights in the hair (but don't go to far), and always touch up the eyes a little....
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Hope you'll like my touch ups on the retouched photo...
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:28 AM
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Hello i.ilievski could you put up a larger shot of your take, I would like to study your fine image in greater detail. I can make out what you mention in your post but not very well.
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