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Old 08-12-2007, 10:29 PM
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Before/After of face, lots o photoshop

Any critiques? thanks!

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Old 08-12-2007, 10:31 PM
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Re: Before/After of face, lots o photoshop

man ur soo ugly
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:21 PM
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Re: Before/After of face, lots o photoshop

Totally uncalled for rbaek!
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:57 AM
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Re: Before/After of face, lots o photoshop

great improvement there but it needs to go further down into the awkward bits between the necklace

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Old 08-13-2007, 09:43 AM
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Re: Before/After of face, lots o photoshop

rbaek213,
I agree with Swampy. Comments like that are not cool!
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:44 AM
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Re: Before/After of face, lots o photoshop

no worries all, he's just some kind of troll. He signed up, made one post and that was it.
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:48 PM
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Re: Before/After of face, lots o photoshop

MrBeagle, you should make your masking around the lips and eyes more accurate. And the method you used to clarify the skin tone seems to have left areas with more freckles look more blotchy. you might try some alternate methods to see if you can deemphasize the freckles without turning them into blotches.

Good start though.
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:31 PM
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Re: Before/After of face, lots o photoshop

Great start. Didn't know if you were going for a certain look or a glamour shot thing or what, but like what you are doing.

Agree with madclarks comments on the skin tones. Also the lips look like they were masked and there is a defined line around them (skin is blurred, but right before the lips, the skin appears to be sharper). Maybe a softer brush would be in order around the lips edges. The eyes may look a little sharp to me, but you might be going for that.

I'm just a beginner, but have been trying to go a few portraits myself. I've always got Katrin Eismann's book on retouching and Kelby's book on my desk to look up how to do what when I run into situations. Enjoy reading everyone's comments on this site and learning from the pros! They are so many different effects, it's neat reading peoples ideas and thoughts. Have fun!
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:34 PM
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Re: Before/After of face, lots o photoshop

looks a bit blotchy to me ..
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:17 PM
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Re: Before/After of face, lots o photoshop

Sometimes we get into (seemingly) endless discussions about the two (main) types of retouches: Natural vs Glamour. (for an example, see this month's contest)

It seems that you have chosen the "glamour" path.
As such you must eliminate EVERY imperfection from the image.
Some have already been mentioned, but here's my list:

a) Left cheek textured, right cheek flat - choose one or the other, do not mix;
b) Defects on the left and right sides of the upper lip;
c) Strange "blotchiness" left behind on the right jawline;
d) Bump present to the left of the nose;
e) Chin bottom edge blotchy with a strange red half-shadow;
f) (Like palms1 said) You avoided the difficult bits - makes the retouch more obvious;
g) The eyes look kind of scary. A lighter half-moon at the bottom of the eye would have given a better effect;
h) Seeing as how you did a "fade to black" on the hair, you could have eliminated the ear as well. I think the image would be stronger that way;
i) If we are talking about glamour, maybe you could have improved the make-up a little;
j) You diminished the neck creases, why not get rid of them completely?

Actually you did quite a good job - especially when you changed the jaw-line.
Keep up the good work.

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