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Old 05-08-2009, 03:08 AM
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Newbie HI!!! I'm new here....

Hi!!! my name is Ati, I'm originally from Argentina but I live in Las Vegas, I've been practicing some retouching for a few month now, but i loose it sometimes...i don't see some stuff ...
let me know what you think
I appreciatte it
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:34 PM
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Re: HI!!! I'm new here....

Ati, welcome to RetouchPRO

As far as I can see from this low res sample you have done a fine job... except.. I think this girl has the hairiest arm pits I have ever seen... If I were retouching for publication I think I would clean up the pits by removing the hair.

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Old 05-10-2009, 05:17 AM
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Thank you sooo much...i'll post a bigger version and other work for gets a little bit to get used to how it works..
thanks again
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:10 PM
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Re: HI!!! I'm new here....

Overall not bad.
A couple issues though:

First, you need to be VERY careful when you're working with skin that you not alter the perceived ethnicity. Lightening the skin too much, or over flattening features by "softening" the light can go very wrong very easily. I tend to decrease contrast on Caucasian and Asian skin tones, and increase it on Latin and African skin tones.

Second, and in the same vein. Altering the shape of a face is a very dangerous thing to do. In this example, recontouring the jaw has exaggerated the width of her chin giving her a slightly Jay Leno look. I recommend to anyone who wants to learn to change the face shape to make a serious study of skeletal and muscular construction in the face, when altering any part of the human face, you need to bring the rest of the face back into balance with the change. Also make note of key structural differences between different ethnicities, and keep those in mind.

The others are kind of nit picky, and the big ones should have been corrected at the photography stage. The eye makeup is uneven, making her right eye look lazy. The hair should definitely be hidden under the purple scarf thing. You can see the natural brown eye color under the blue contacts, they could be blacked out, making the pupils nice and big. The eyes are slightly oversharpened and overbrightened, remember that you can brighten the iris quite a bit, but that you shouldn't overdo the white of the starts to look creepy.

You're doing fairly well, keep it up. Just remember that if you can tell it's been retouched, it's been retouched too much.

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Old 05-19-2009, 07:11 PM
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Re: HI!!! I'm new here....

this was really helpful Michael, I preciate it!!!
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