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My Friend Sasja- BIG edit

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Old 04-12-2007, 01:41 PM
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Question My Friend Sasja- BIG edit

Hi guys
this is an edit i made over a few days stopping starting, starting over and then finally reaching this.
I would love some comments on it so i know where i can improve.
Im only 15 so dont tottally rip it apart
Sasja: Before/After
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:35 AM
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Re: My Friend Sasja- BIG edit

I think your image rocks. However, I am also of the opinion that you have to make an effort in seperating her from the background, into which she is fading.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:03 AM
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Re: My Friend Sasja- BIG edit

Firstly welcome to RetouchPro.
Well Stav.....I like it a lot....the only thing I can suggest is maybe smooth some of the folds out in her jeans, maybe a little more red in her lips and there is a small halo around her hair on the top of her head. Overall as Arandel says.....your image "rocks".
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:58 PM
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Re: My Friend Sasja- BIG edit

Stav, at 15 probably the last thing you want to hear is some stuffy advice like "planning ahead", "analysing" etc.. etc..

But seeing as you asked for comments......

Is this an image of your attractive young lady friend Sasja, or is it a "cool" background with a random female figure in front?
Seeing as you mentioned the model by name, then we can assume that the subject here is Sasja.
In this case your image should be working to make her look the best she / you can - and not overshadowing her.

So (Like Arandel and Britsdad pointed out) you should be:
  1. Retouching the model - ironing out the jeans,enhancing the hair / lips etc....
  2. Adjusting the background to make her stand out better.
The subject is basically black and white, so a good move with your background would be to go somewhere else - maybe a mid blue instead of the black.
If you extended the light streak behind her to include her hair, you'd have a more dramatic result.

Besides (all ) that, good work!

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Old 04-17-2007, 06:42 PM
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Re: My Friend Sasja- BIG edit

I think it looks good. The top of head/hair is a little dark maybe.
Please don't use the age 15 thing; just participate. You can take it.
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