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Old 07-22-2007, 09:31 AM
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Re: Retouch of stock photo

The colours have been really compressed and looked washed out. Your retouched version is too pink. One way to get around this is to desaturate the skin tones quite a bit. Also go easy on the Median blur. It looks too blurred. Be careful not to overexpose the highlights when turning up the contrast.

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Old 07-22-2007, 09:44 AM
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Re: Retouch of stock photo

Hi, again. I haven't had time to sit by the computer very much lately, so no new version yet. But I just read your reply's. (Thanks for taking time btw)

Bdilly: Thank you, I will. I agree with you, it is really hard to know what's needed.

ByRo: Yes, the hair in your version is a great deal more detailed. Great job, but im not sure about the skin. But this could also be a matter of perception, I mean skin color changes from person to person. Your girl look more tanned and mine rather "white". Another thing that struck me, maybe my monitor is a bit twisted.. I havn't corrected the colors on it so it might be something along those lines. What is that thing on her shoulder you're talking about?

Syd: This was spot on, really. Yes I overdid the blur, will keep that in mind till next time. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:09 AM
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Re: Retouch of stock photo

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byRo, how did you bring out such detail in her hair.
If you have CS, Image>Adjustments>Shadow/Highlights is THE tool for reviving over-darkened hair.
(if you don't, you'll need to make a shadow mask, or a very careful dark-end curve adjustment)

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...this could also be a matter of perception...Your girl look more tanned and mine rather "white".
Yes, maybe because I live in Brazil - seems more natural (here)

See the blotch on the shoulder now?

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Old 07-22-2007, 10:13 AM
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ByRo: Yes, haha, might be that. I live in Sweden
Yes, now I see the blotch. Didn't notice before. Thanks for pointing it out!

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