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Old 10-07-2008, 04:22 AM
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Thank you Godmother!

I saw tutorial Godmother posted on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2mE8_ZN4ho

and even though everything is happening fast I was able to detect steps and techniques she used to enhance the photo. That High Pass trick is just the thing I was missing. D&G I used before but never in combination with high contrast and desaturated layers. That was a revelation. I used those things for this retouch.

And yes, the link for this photo (and many more) was posted on this great site.

Opinions please!
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:27 AM
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Re: Thank you Godmother!

Fantastic retouch! How did you manage to get that brownish skin tones? I love the photo, did you take that shot?
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:38 AM
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Re: Thank you Godmother!

Thanks. Basic color was adjusted using Color Balance. At the end of retouch I painted certain areas brownish with low opacity brush. Final color was boosted with Curves.

No, I did not take that photo, I found the link for it here.
There are plenty to choose from.

http://www.lipstickfetish.org/forum/...pic.php?t=9579
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:52 PM
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Re: Thank you Godmother!

I have to critique myself. I just saw that I fixed harsh shadow on her right cheek but I left one under her nose. It sort of bugs me, I think I'll go fix it now.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:56 PM
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Re: Thank you Godmother!

Plastic Fantastic
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:22 PM
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Re: Thank you Godmother!

Very nice...the reason I mentioned Ant the first go round is that I find that he gives very good (sometimes direct) feed back when it comes to skin and high fashion retouch. I'd rather leave good skin feed back to the pros. Markzebra also gives good direct feed back...seems he also likes what you have done thus far!
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:03 PM
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Re: Thank you Godmother!

Didnt exactly say that I said Plastic Fantastic
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:36 PM
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Re: Thank you Godmother!

she does look like a doll now...
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:35 PM
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Re: Thank you Godmother!

Yep, sorry blaskica. On this one you went a tad too far on the skin texture. Your other image was good in that regard. So, go back and determine what you did differently. The combination of harsher contrast, saturation and smoothness makes it look a bit artificial.

Let us see what you end up with !
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:39 AM
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Re: Thank you Godmother!

Fair enough. I see it now too. I have to find the middleground. Just to say to my defence, it is the third retouch in my life!
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