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Old 04-07-2008, 08:21 AM
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Listening for critiques

Hi Everybody:

I have worked in this picture and I want to know your critique (good or bad, always it helps). Thanks a lot.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2479257...02830/sizes/l/

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Old 04-07-2008, 07:51 PM
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I love it! Only thing i can think of is.... Actually i cant think of anything wrong. Sorry! lol.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:05 PM
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sharp brown line on the bottom of the bottom lip....my eye goes right to it.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:50 PM
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Re: Listening for critiques

There's something strange with the eyes, some white over her iris. See? you took out the brownish tones...

Also, the eyelashes, they are brushs right? Blur them a little bit. Her left inferior eyelash looks fake. It doesn't cover all that area, can you see?

The line on the bottom lip as mentioned before....

All the rest, I like it =)
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:22 AM
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Hi neighbour, for me it looks very good. I like the skin texture. But I agree with JMB I see something wrong in her eyes. I will fix the bottom right eyelid, the white in both eyes and I’ll also blur the eyelashes a little so they are more integrate with the rest of the image. Also I’ll work a little bit more in her neck. Not taking away all the wrinkles of the neck but softening it all a bit, for me it looks different that her faces.

Anyways good job!!!
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:00 AM
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Re: Listening for critiques

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sharp brown line on the bottom of the bottom lip....my eye goes right to it.
Hi KR:

Yes. You are right. I will fix it.

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There's something strange with the eyes, some white over her iris. See? you took out the brownish tones...

Also, the eyelashes, they are brushs right? Blur them a little bit. Her left inferior eyelash looks fake. It doesn't cover all that area, can you see?

The line on the bottom lip as mentioned before....

All the rest, I like it =)
Hi JMB

Agree with the eyes, I can see it. The eyelashes are brushs, and yes it looks too sharp. The bottom right eyelash, aaaaaayh, too short and maybe too sharp.

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Hi neighbour, for me it looks very good. I like the skin texture. But I agree with JMB I see something wrong in her eyes. I will fix the bottom right eyelid, the white in both eyes and I’ll also blur the eyelashes a little so they are more integrate with the rest of the image. Also I’ll work a little bit more in her neck. Not taking away all the wrinkles of the neck but softening it all a bit, for me it looks different that her faces.

Anyways good job!!!
I will try to fix the neck better, neighbour, ja,ja.

Thanks a lot to every body for the critiques.
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:07 AM
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I love it! Only thing i can think of is.... Actually i cant think of anything wrong. Sorry! lol.
Thanks a lot Insensitive for your words. Like you have seen, there are many things to fix. Anyways, I am glad you like it. I am practising a lot with D&B to improve my skin results.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:03 AM
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Re: Listening for critiques

I would personally sharpen the eyes (the irises). They are too soft in my opinion. They should be more striking. I would also get rid of the remaining blemishes in her skin (like on the neck). I would also consider bringing the contrast back up on the shirt. The depth of the new hair tone with the depth of the original shirt tone, combined with a primary focus on the eyes, would make a nice balance.
That's my opinion.

However, the image in general looks very nice. Impressive.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:54 AM
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Hi Afrazier:

Thanks for your critique. I will work on it. Hope I´ll have time this week.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:35 PM
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Re: Listening for critiques

Good job all around. I just have a couple of comments:

First, I do notice what everyone's talking about with the light area in the eyes. But if you look closely at the before picture, you'll see it's there, too. It's just not so noticible. Increasing the contrast, as you did, causes everything that was light to become really light and that's why it stood out. It's an easy fix though.

I think you did a great job and also think many readers on this board would appreciate if you could list the steps and techniques you used to achieve the end result. Even I'm a little curious!

The only thing that bothers me is the color shift from the original to the finished image. Most notably the lipstick. Is the subject's lipstick pink or brown? I know a lot of women are sensitive about this and a color difference like that has been known to blow a sale or in the least cause a customer to demand that the color be corrected.

Other than that, very, very nice!
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