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Old 05-05-2007, 05:23 PM
Andreas Gallas Andreas Gallas is offline
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Lifestyle Retouch

Hello,
this is a free work where I tried to get a new look. What do you think?
Thank you
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:09 PM
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Re: Lifestyle Retouch

I really like the color pallette you have introduced. There is something about her face that is too bright. The eyes may be, and the whole of the face. Perhaps I would have reduced/removed the shinyness of her face and not brushed away so much of the shadows and then brightened her face a bit overall. I also liked seeing the part of her hair in the before.
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Old 05-06-2007, 02:51 PM
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Re: Lifestyle Retouch

Hi Ant,
beside creating a certain style my goal was also to get more focus on the model, especially her face, eyes, hair... by improving the contrast betwin skin, lips, hair... and by working in a reduced, desaturated color space. But yes, may be you are right and I've overdone the "skin brightening". I'll try a version where I'll go a step back and see how it works. Thanks a lot for your sharing your thoughts!
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Old 05-06-2007, 06:26 PM
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Re: Lifestyle Retouch

I'm kinda with Ant. Something about her eyes.. too sharp for the over all effect maby. And I don't particularly like the blue highlights in her hair. That has a comic book look. But I do like the rest of the effect and the background is excellent.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:09 AM
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Re: Lifestyle Retouch

Thanks Swampy...

So here is a version with reduced shine in her face and reduced blue shimmer in the hair, I hope the comic fans will not be offended :-)
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:16 AM
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Re: Lifestyle Retouch

Andreas... That is almost perfect. I zoomed in and have found what was bothering me about the eyes. The gap in the eye lashes in the area that I have circled. Those areas just look like a blob compared to the high contrast and detail of the rest of the photo.

I do like it much better without the blue highlights! Wonderful.

Wonderful color!
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:59 AM
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Re: Lifestyle Retouch

I see! This is probably a reflexion caused by a flash. Removing it, may also remove a bit life of her look, but I'll try a mild reduction.

Thanks again Swampy!
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:11 PM
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Re: Lifestyle Retouch

I like the effect and think it looks great- as you said it's somewhat comic booky, though if you were going for that effect you would need some stronger outline colors to accentuate the woman (though not necessarily the rest of the scene). One quick and simple way is using poster edges on a duplicate layer and erasing what you don't need then fading it to like 10%. Then if you have CS, use the reduce noise filter to get rid of the rigidness of the posterization. Like so...
If you weren't going for the comic book style, then disregard this post
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