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My First Retouch, please be brutally honest.

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Old 07-20-2008, 08:10 PM
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My First Retouch, please be brutally honest.

This is my first serious attempt at retouching. Photo was taken by a professional photographer Robin Schwartz. I have tried to preserve signs of model's age. I welcome as much criticism as possible, do not hold back.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/6182961...7606284771257/

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Old 07-20-2008, 08:41 PM
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Re: My First Retouch, please be brutally honest.

Hi Elensil, I think you've done a good job on the details, except for those teeth! Didn't it strike you that they are way too bright compared to the exposure of the rest of the photo?
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:45 PM
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Re: My First Retouch, please be brutally honest.

The major wrinkle area on the face (curved smile lines) are very unevenly retouched. I think they should be close to equal on most people. Otherwise a nice modest retouching job.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:55 PM
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Re: My First Retouch, please be brutally honest.

I think the original skin color is better, also now she looks flat, and she lost
that feel of "crying eyes"
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:16 AM
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Re: My First Retouch, please be brutally honest.

I think you should also retouch the wrinkles at the lower cheeks... other than that it's okay...
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:04 PM
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Re: My First Retouch, please be brutally honest.

nice job! only the teeth are a little to bright for me

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Old 07-23-2008, 04:28 PM
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Re: My First Retouch, please be brutally honest.

I have just started messing with this stuff myself. From your post, I would say that it looks like you accomplished what you were going for. The photo has a very natural look and feel to it; the subject still looks mature.
I tend to shoot younger subjects (to this point) and I have been trying to go for a more glamoureous look.
This site has a great tutorial on the glamour makeup tech. It is called the "soft Dior look."

Patt
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