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Old 10-03-2008, 03:29 PM
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New to the World of Retouching, Feedback welcome

Hey all. I am new to the whole retouching thing, so I thought I would post a couple of before and afters to get your advice/opinions. Please let me know what you think and how I can improve. Thanks so much!
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:30 PM
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Re: New to the World of Retouching, Feedback welco

Here are a couple of more to look at from me.
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:18 PM
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Re: New to the World of Retouching, Feedback welco

I was going to say welcome, but you have been a member a while. Glad you decided to start posting though !

Just some quick thoughts...
Little girl - I like the direction it's going. I'm drawn to her dress a bit much, would prefer something to also draw attention to her face.

Married couple - Good removal of distractions. Tonality Ok. Maybe a smidge more lightening of his hair, just a bit to allow it to show through.

Wedding portrait - Good retouch. Flowers just a bit too saturated for me.

Woman in field - interesting image. I find the background to still be a bit too distracting, the sky a bit too blue.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:33 PM
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Re: New to the World of Retouching, Feedback welco

Great work !
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:12 PM
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Re: New to the World of Retouching, Feedback welco

To my old eyes the images were lovely but fuzzy.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:01 AM
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Re: New to the World of Retouching, Feedback welco

I like them all except married couple it is too dark for me.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:31 PM
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Re: New to the World of Retouching, Feedback welco

thanks everyone for their thoughts and comments, some great advice!!
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:35 PM
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Re: New to the World of Retouching, Feedback welco

Great captures - one and all...

Actually - I'd be tempted to use desaturation to create focus for the first three. Not sure what to do with the fourth... interesting shot though

The little girl's skin is a little overdone... but this shot has so much potential. Pity about the blown highlights in the skirt.

The bride with flowers is great - but I can only agree with TommyO - desaturate that boquet!!! Magnificent shot otherwise.

Might be an idea to get a couple of shots under/over exposed just so you can get those highlights and lowlights in all their glory.

Keep up the good work.
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