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Old 10-19-2006, 01:52 PM
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Retouching Women Portrait

Hello This is my last portrait retouching and I would want your opinions about it

You can see a before/after here:
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:47 PM
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Re: Retouching Women Portrait

Very nice work, HALX.

The fixes to the neck and nose were very well executed and help making for a more attractive result.

However (yep, here it comes), unless it was some sort of personal / client's artistic choice, I don't agree with the loss of detail in the hair.
There are some interesting elements in the darker portions which have completely disappeared into the shadows.
For me, at least, the big black blobs of hair could be a lot better.

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Old 10-20-2006, 04:35 AM
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Re: Retouching Women Portrait

Excellent work!

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The fixes to the neck and nose were very well executed and help making for a more attractive result.

However (yep, here it comes), unless it was some sort of personal / client's artistic choice, I don't agree with the loss of detail in the hair.
There are some interesting elements in the darker portions which have completely disappeared into the shadows.
For me, at least, the big black blobs of hair could be a lot better.

I agree, the biggest difference is the neck, it just makes the picture flat-out better. The nose wasn't too glaring in my opinion, but the change doesn't detract from the finished image.

And I like the darkening of the hair. The idea of the picture is to focus on the face, and losing a little bit of detail in the hair was a good idea - you just might've gone a little too far with it. But I still like the idea of losing some detail to give back some focus to the picture - you might want to try adding in some blonde streaks, especially to the hair that wraps around the neck.

Well done!
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Old 10-21-2006, 11:37 AM
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Re: Retouching Women Portrait

Thanks for your comments.

I will try to add some details in the dark part of the hair but not too much because I like the contrast it creates.
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