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Old 04-06-2008, 11:42 PM
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Another retouch you guys!

Tell me what you think!

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Old 04-07-2008, 03:13 AM
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Re: Another retouch you guys!

As all you seem to be wanting is a critique, I've moved your thread to a more appropriate forum.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:50 AM
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Re: Another retouch you guys!

I'm no retouching expert, but to me it looks blurred, skin too smooth. And those two hairpins need to go.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:01 AM
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Re: Another retouch you guys!

You need not a critique, but to look at your own work and be more objective.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:45 PM
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Re: Another retouch you guys!

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You need not a critique, but to look at your own work and be more objective.
As ever, Ant has it in a nutshell.

..but sometimes nutshells are hard to crack, so I'll expand a little.

[story]
Sometimes the folks at work ask me why a write better than they do (in Portuguese). I reply that I read everything that I write - twice!
[/story]

Try this:
1) Sleep;
2) Open your image;
3) Imagine that it is not yours, it's from your worst enemy;
4) Criticise very harshly;
5) Fix what's wrong.

(Repeat as necessary)

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Old 04-07-2008, 07:48 PM
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Re: Another retouch you guys!

Actually. I like it. I did this photo about 2 weeks ago. So ive had time to come back and look at it. So i'd appreciate if you guys actually TOLD me what was wrong. Besides the skin.


Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:38 PM
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Re: Another retouch you guys!

I am not one of the experts but I can at least say what I don't like about it. The skin looks very plastic. A lot of stray hairs, and the hairpins could go, as well as the tuft of hair on the upper right corner of her forehead. I find the white area in her ear a little distracting. Also the back part of the necklace could go IMO. The overall appearance, to me, looks harsh and I prefer a softer lighter look, but maybe that's just personal taste.

Here is how I would do it, but like I said in the beginning, I'm not a retoucher.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:16 AM
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Re: Another retouch you guys!

Looks like hawkeye is living up to his name.

Oh, and BTW. She looks weird, maybe some close-up lens distortion or maybe she's just that way. Your retouch has hightened the impression.

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