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Old 12-22-2008, 01:55 PM
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Thumbs down NYC Retoucher 2 why no responses?

I posted a thread in the beginning of the month. There has been 144 views but not one crituque. I'm not sure why some of these posts get so many responses and others get none? What's up with that?

anyway i'll try again...

http://www.caitryanphoto.com/z_pages/Elizabeth.html

*rollover*
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:55 PM
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Re: NYC Retoucher 2 why no responses?

Sorry, Caitlinr. Welcome to RetouchPro! Explore and Enjoy!

I'm not a retoucher so I can't help you much and can only critique from a layman's point of view.

I would think the image is acceptable in the high fashion industry, but for my personal taste, it is over done. Her skin looks like bread dough. Just a look that I don't like. I do like her eye makeup tough. :-)
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:01 PM
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Re: NYC Retoucher 2 why no responses?

I didn't see your last post...

This is one of the best things I've seen here for a while. It's really well balanced and stylish and it has an elegance of a painting. I love the gothic feel. The sheen on the ear and hair really compliments the earring! The only thing that slightly bothers me is the gray skin in the hair near the forehead... I would fill that some hair so it doesn't look like she's going bold.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:05 PM
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Re: NYC Retoucher 2 why no responses?

and perhaps lift and move the earring slightly so it doesn't hang too much and pulls the ear less.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:07 PM
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Re: NYC Retoucher 2 why no responses?

I don't agree with the last critique. The tonal transitions have been flattened, making the whole image lifeless and flat. Its a little dead. You do seem to have the raw technique, but its not been used very sensitively here. Even very subtle color movements which have been lost would help. Sorry to be so harsh.

In the original there is a subtlety of tone and colour, which could be worked with and brought forward, rather than killed. The hair in the original on the other hand is too mechanical, and would probably need some serious work from some another source to bring it to life.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:57 PM
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Re: NYC Retoucher 2 why no responses?

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I posted a thread in the beginning of the month. There has been 144 views but not one crituque.
Caitlinr, Welcome to RetouchPRO!

Most of the members here tend to default to the polite mode when viewing posts.. If they can not say anything nice about a picture or offer any positive feedback then they tend to stay silent..

I personally could not find any redeeming values about the retouch of the other photo and didn't want to offer any suggestions on how to improve it because, with all the garish colors,.. I didn't like the photo and would not have used it to reflect my work or posted it on the web in the first place. I am just an old geezer, not Avant-garde and certainly not into High Fashion.

Sooo, to sum up, It would not have sounded very nice and might have offended you and/or the photographer to just say, "I think the picture sucks".. which explains my silence about your other post.. Just trying to keep the peace..

Peace,

This post on the other hand shows some good retouching, albeit I think the image has a pronounced yellow cast to it and could be carved a bit more to show some dimension so it does not look so flat..
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:34 PM
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Re: NYC Retoucher 2 why no responses?

I think its right to say that what you have done is technically Ok, and far above what is generally posted here, that's true.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:50 PM
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Re: NYC Retoucher 2 why no responses?

i absolutely love it
i dont think it looks fake at all
there is still texture in the skin which is excellent because there is nothing worse than a picture that has been blurred

the only things i would change if i had been the one retouching would be as sinisa said to
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perhaps lift and move the earring slightly so it doesn't hang too much and pulls the ear less.
and i would also add more 'depth' to her skin by pronouncing the shadows more so she doesnt look as flat.

other than those too things, well done.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:32 AM
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Re: NYC Retoucher 2 why no responses?

once again - it's a great image, it's moody and original. i am so fed up with images of cheap looking girls with weird (sexy?) expressions on their blurred faces pushing their breasts out, that people upload here all the time.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:12 AM
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Re: NYC Retoucher 2 why no responses?

I think you might have to try to define some kind of cheekbone.
I have the feeling her skin is slightly too yellow too. And her neck seems creepily long.
But you do have the skills, that's for sure!
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