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First time D&B - critique please

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Old 04-02-2009, 05:03 PM
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First time D&B - critique please

As per D&B tutorial by Nienna1990 posted few weeks on this forum I retouched picture of my friend that I took few days ago.
Here is bofore and after:
I would appreciate critique and advices how to improve.
I would also love to find out more about adding shadows/burn technique to bring back some dimmensions to the picture.
Does anyone know where I can find tutorials about it?
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:50 PM
Peckham Ponce Peckham Ponce is offline
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Re: First time D&B - critique please


Overall I think you have done a great job, one criticism from me..IMHO I think the eyebrows look a little wrong, like they dont belong on that face..a little to sharp, maybe they could benefit from a little blur?
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:48 PM
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Re: First time D&B - critique please

Looks pretty good.
Only thing that I may have tried to balance the image is to shade under the left side of her chin.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:03 PM
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Re: First time D&B - critique please

Her before skin did seem to show many 'temporary blemishes' (zits) and those should be removed. But some of the smaller 'dots' are 'HER' and I think some of them should be retained. Unless of course you are going for the porcelain skin look.
Good job in the retouch.

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Old 04-10-2009, 02:12 AM
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Re: First time D&B - critique please

Looking at the retouch, Eyebrows appear to be to be stuck on; To sharp under the chin; the lighting around the nose makes it appear to be slightly bent or disjointed, Looking at the before and after there was a scare on the nose that was removed and then a little too much burn added on the lower ridge. I would have left a little more texture in the lips and maybe added a little gloss, being that the eyes are made up nicely. Maybe a little too porcelian could have left a couple of moles in but lightened them.
Over all pretty darn good..!
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:27 AM
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Re: First time D&B - critique please

Nice edits - I like how the skin looks natural, even after removing blemishes/spots etc. I would have to agree to a point about the eyebrows, but having said that I quite enjoy that style of sharp defined features in my photographs, so depending on your intended audience - it could work to your advantage...if you were going for a stronger, darker look with more contrast... more shadows. Really nice work!!
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