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Old 06-19-2008, 03:32 PM
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Re: Beauty retouch

Don't feel stupid, no picture can attain perfection. And when working on an image there is always one more thing, but the good part is you haven't overdone it so far, which is so easy to do in photoshop or paint.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:56 PM
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Re: Beauty retouch

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Don't feel stupid, no picture can attain perfection. And when working on an image there is always one more thing, but the good part is you haven't overdone it so far, which is so easy to do in photoshop or paint.
Great words.
Yes, that's the fault most people make when they retouch. Especialy overblurring thing. I did it too at the beginning.. Haha, you really don't want to see my first retouch xD
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:02 PM
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Laura. Good job. Face is to red, or shoulder is to yellow. Flip the image if you are tired of staring on it.
I think it's the shoulder.
I'm going to change it thank you
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:29 AM
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Re: Beauty retouch

Great job.

Her hair and her eyes look great.

Her skin is almost too blurry / soft.



Here are two easy suggestions to improve the image:

Darken the background.
There is not enough contrast between the model and the background.


Crop the right side of the image closer towards the model.
It is more interesting than placing the model "dead center."


That's my opinion anyways.

Good luck.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:22 AM
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Re: Beauty retouch

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Great job.

Her hair and her eyes look great.

Her skin is almost too blurry / soft.



Here are two easy suggestions to improve the image:

Darken the background.
There is not enough contrast between the model and the background.


Crop the right side of the image closer towards the model.
It is more interesting than placing the model "dead center."


That's my opinion anyway.

Good luck.
I think your version is to dark.. and really low quality (can't stand it).
But I agree with the crop.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:42 PM
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Re: Beauty retouch

I really love the skin texture on yours, I think its just a little too dark and the skin tone a little pink, I think if you reduce the redness will be perfect my idea:
http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/7...touchinai5.png
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:40 PM
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Re: Beauty retouch

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I really love the skin texture on yours, I think its just a little too dark and the skin tone a little pink, I think if you reduce the redness will be perfect my idea:
http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/7...touchinai5.png
I'm thinking some of the difference in taste might actually be at least partially due to a difference in monitor calibration.
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:14 PM
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Re: Beauty retouch

Hello Laura,
Basically you did a very good job, it all comes down to personal choice. As others have said and I agree, when is a photo finished? it can drive you crazy.
I feel you had to much blur on her face making it look to "pasty", I prefer to have the skin looking as natural as possible, here is my effort.

Lightened the photo.
Removed as many blemishes as possible with the clone and healing tools.
Softened her jaw line.
Removed wispy hairs around hair line.
Lightened her eyes (eyeballs and pupils).
Readjusted her makeup (lips, eyelids, cheeks).
Applied "surface "blur (radius 10,threshold 12) and adjusted opacity to suit, created white layer mask to sharpen eyes, mouth, nose, hair & background etc.
Lastly, I applied an unsharp filter (20,60,0).

That's about it, I hope this helps, I could have spent more time on it but as I said before, when is enough, enough?
I agree with other peoples comments, it should have been copped of centre and slightly to the right.
Barry.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:59 AM
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Re: Beauty retouch

Never blur a retouch... it's always horible to blur.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:01 AM
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I really love the skin texture on yours, I think its just a little too dark and the skin tone a little pink, I think if you reduce the redness will be perfect my idea:
http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/7...touchinai5.png
Looks great Thank you.
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