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Old 10-14-2006, 02:16 AM
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Question Portrait retouch needs critiques

I retouched this portrait yesterday, it's for one contest.
Greatest problem is that this is the original size of the photo...
I'm somewhat happy with the result...althought now I see that the volume of the jaw is lost.
Anyways, my biggest problem is that there are some yellow spots around the nose and mouth (on the lighter side of the face) that I don't know how to get rid off
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Old 10-14-2006, 03:38 AM
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Re: Portrait retouch needs critiques

Overall, a really nice job. I particularly liked what you did with the left eyebrow.

But one thing stand out slightly to me. One is the shadow directly on the jawline. It seems to end a little abruptly, and the shadow is darker than in the original picture It just stands out a little too much on the face in my opinion.

One more thing. I'm not sure if the jacket needed to be brightened up. The hat remained the same, and looks good like that in the second photo, while brightening the jacket adds detail to the picture that could be distracting from the model. Maybe....

Again, really nice job. The picture is greatly improved!
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:25 AM
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Re: Portrait retouch needs critiques

Yes, I didn't noticed that...thanks WayDen.

Here's the improved version:

P.S.: It's a nightmare to work with such small photo
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:15 AM
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Re: Portrait retouch needs critiques

The retouch is very subtle
What do the gidelines of the contest say?
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:49 AM
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Re: Portrait retouch needs critiques

Ok... this is what I mean... if it is a contest, may be you need more drastic changes.
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:58 AM
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Re: Portrait retouch needs critiques

Godmother, it's a job contest
Some photographer is looking for a retoucher to work with. But he didn't give any specific guidelines, just "fashion retouch" and I'm not sure how severe alterations he would approve :/
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:19 AM
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Re: Portrait retouch needs critiques

Yes... but you may do something with her eyelashes ... And consider removing those hairs of the clothe and background...
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:15 PM
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Re: Portrait retouch needs critiques

i'm not going to critique the image but offer this instead, if the photographer gave no guidelines, i'd submit several styles and renditions so he can see your gamut of work.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:30 AM
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Re: Portrait retouch needs critiques

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone, I think I got the job
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:16 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions, everyone, I think I got the job
Fantastic! Congratulations.
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