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Glamour Retouch Lacking a Certain Something

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Old 04-05-2008, 10:37 PM
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Re: Glamour Retouch Lacking a Certain Something

crazyfly1:- I was actually referring to her original edit, meaning that I liked what she did in washing out the background.

What I see on the photo you posted is extremely bright, I can see the paint strokes and blur marks in the background, and her hair is tinged with green.
I don't know if that is a bad calibration on your monitor, or if that is from opening up the fill lights and you just left it that way to demonstrate something.

I can tell you without question that my monitor is calibrated. What I see on my monitor prints out of my Epson picture perfect. I can, and have, held photographs up next to the monitor, and they are identical.

Here's my version of the picture. It's not everything I might wish for, but I think it illustrates the nose, if not necessarily the right color and tone. Glamour shots aren't really my thing. I'm not sure what the "look" should be.

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Old 04-06-2008, 04:38 AM
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Re: Glamour Retouch Lacking a Certain Something

I couldn't resist taking a shot at the nose. I used Free-Transform to get the right length and width and then use Liquify for minor tweaking. I think it's important to work both side and keep the nose centered.

I also did minor work of the right side of her face. Basically moved the hair to cover a little more of her face and make it appear a little narrower.

The hair - removed strands that were crossing the main flow and fixed the part on the top of her head.

More could be done with eye makeup and very subtle eye lashes.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:49 AM
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Re: Glamour Retouch Lacking a Certain Something

duwayne - looks good. You're color is better than mine. I didn't tinker long enough. Mine is far too warm.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:59 AM
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Re: Glamour Retouch Lacking a Certain Something

Here is my version. What is interesting is that I did it some time ago before seeing this thread so that I was not influenced by anything.

This is blur version, intended more as a studio portrait than a high end retouch.

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Old 04-18-2008, 12:51 AM
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Re: Glamour Retouch Lacking a Certain Something

Thanks for mention the link; others like it?
Keep improving.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:46 AM
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Re: Glamour Retouch Lacking a Certain Something

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Originally Posted by Ant View Post
calibrate your monitor. you have issues on the background.
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Originally Posted by Chilihook View Post
I don't have any real issue with the background, but I am viewing your image on a laptop.
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Originally Posted by crazyfly1 View Post
Hmmm, I'm not at all sure who needs to calibrate their monitor. I was curious because I couldn't see a problem with the background so I took this into raw and slammed the fill light all the way up. Sure enough, ugh.
My question is does anyone else see any problem with the background? My monitor is calibrated with a spider and I didn't but maybe it's time to do it again.
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There's a problem with the background if you want the background visible. Personally, I think the background looks good washed out.
I lightened SkySapphire's edited version to show what I see on my monitor as different colors in the background (Admittedly on the laptop at a certain angle it is much more prominent.. but it is there also on my desktop)
My conclusion... Once again Ant is correct!

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~~edited~ Lightened to show "Issues"
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