RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Critiques The place to get serious, in-depth analysis and opinions of your work

Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-10-2008, 03:49 AM
printmeister's Avatar
printmeister printmeister is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 77
Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average?

This is my first attempt at this kind of thing and I'd just like to know what areas I need to concentrate on to improve.
I don't mind a savage critique as long as there is something constructive I can use to get better.
The pic is from 'Lipstick Fetish' so I think it's ok to use.

Before:
http://vash.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Pics/80406_Before.jpg

After:
http://vash.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Pics/80406_After.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 11-10-2008, 06:49 AM
L33t's Avatar
L33t L33t is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 115
Re: Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average?

http://www.piyada.net/compare.jpg

if you look this area, you lost quality of the image and that little hole there..
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 11-10-2008, 07:13 AM
printmeister's Avatar
printmeister printmeister is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 77
Re: Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average?

Quote:
Originally Posted by L33t View Post
http://www.piyada.net/compare.jpg

if you look this area, you lost quality of the image and that little hole there..
Ah yes...Thanks for your comments, they are all helpful.
I've edited that now... but I think the quality is still down in that area.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 11-10-2008, 08:32 AM
TommyO's Avatar
TommyO TommyO is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 1,211
Re: Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average?

John,
I think it came out well. Most critiques should focus on the small stuff. I did see all of the changes you made... there were many. Good job on all of those.

One area I did notice, and it deals with the small stuff. Some of the larger blemishes show telltale signs of healing.

I would think some of the others may also ask you to work on overall skin texture, maybe acquiring a library of textures you can apply in a texture mask would help.

The last thing, on a glamour retouch be prepared to work on the eyelashes. I did not see any changes there.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 11-10-2008, 08:49 AM
blaskica's Avatar
blaskica blaskica is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Posts: 45
Re: Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average?

In my opinion you did good. One thing that just doesn't work for me is the eye on the right. You did great with the pupils but the eye itself now looks about 10% too big. And one other thing. Maybe you should have done a little color correcting also, 'cause there is too much red overall, especially in the skin.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 11-10-2008, 11:37 AM
printmeister's Avatar
printmeister printmeister is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 77
Re: Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average?

Tommy:
Yes, as I was working on it and looking at it at different magnifications, the skin never looked as even as I wanted it. I was thinking 'I could be doing this forever and it still won't be right! (I can hear you pros saying 'Welcome to the real world!) :o)

How does one go about acquiring a library of skin textures? Buy them off the shelf? extract them from your own images? (I have to ask the stupid questions being new to this discipline).
Also, I totally forgot about the eyelashes.. I have some eyelash brushes somewhere... is that an option? or is it best to manipulate the existing ones?

Blaskica:
I did enlarge both eyes slightly, but I didn't see anything wrong with the right one at the time... but now you have mentioned it, you are right, it is slightly overdone.

Thanks for the input guys, there's some valuable, usable info there!
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 11-10-2008, 01:41 PM
0lBaldy's Avatar
0lBaldy 0lBaldy is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,580
Re: Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average?

Quote:
Originally Posted by printmeister View Post
<clip>Also, I totally forgot about the eyelashes.. I have some eyelash brushes somewhere... is that an option? or is it best to manipulate the existing ones?<clip>
Manipulate the existing ones!
Thicker Eyelashes..tutorial
Fake Eyelashes in Photoshop.. video (better)
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 11-10-2008, 02:26 PM
printmeister's Avatar
printmeister printmeister is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 77
Re: Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average?

Thanks OlBaldy,

two useful sites.
I did try the eyelash brushes....no chance!
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 11-11-2008, 12:07 PM
printmeister's Avatar
printmeister printmeister is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 77
Re: Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average? Update

Updated :-

lower lashes added..not happy with these - they looked too perfect. Tried to make them a tad more natural. More practice required.

Skin colour toned back slightly

right (her left) eye resized.

nose reshaped slightly.


http://vash.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Pics/80406_After2.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 11-11-2008, 04:32 PM
m@ndy's Avatar
m@ndy m@ndy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 7
Re: Glamour retouch - Good?, Bad?, Average?

As a novice myself I think you did a great job.

Texture - there are some attached texture masks that you can download within this forum.

I can't remember where I got them from - I started in the Dior thread that explains how to create your own and then did lots of trawling and searching.

good luck, Mandy
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First post for maternity retouch.. kerl Photo Retouching 15 02-26-2009 09:44 AM
Ezine cover challenge: Retouch this photo! plugsnpixels Photo Retouching 39 08-20-2008 11:31 AM
My first retouch - what can i improve? Naster Photo Retouching 11 06-02-2008 12:52 PM
Glamour Retouch Lacking a Certain Something SkySapphire Critiques 15 04-19-2008 10:46 AM
Facial perspective retouch. deethree Photo Retouching 5 12-24-2007 01:03 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved