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Old 03-07-2010, 03:39 AM
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Re: Could you critic that!

Thanks to you and thanks to this forum, I improved my skills, because here, I've found motivation to achieve things I couldn't even think I would be able to do.

I would like to thank you man, now I'm motivated more than ever!

Just a question though, I spent 2h30-3h on my last retouching you saw here:
http://rsphotocreation.deviantart.co...tion-156406461

I would like to know if it was too much, or if it is good.

Thanks you again!

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Old 03-07-2010, 05:59 AM
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Re: Could you critic that!

It's too much time, but you will become faster and better when you find good techniques. You need to set up a workflow and you also need to standarize your techniques in order to work faster.

Let me show you some of my editings with the time spent on those.

This one took me around 25 hours: http://quantum3studio.daportfolio.com/gallery/111332

This one about 8 hours (still to desaturate it a bit): http://quantum3studio.daportfolio.com/gallery/111332#2

This one and the next five took me 3-4 hours: http://quantum3studio.daportfolio.com/gallery/111332#4

Perfectly healling skin may take around 30 minutes, depending on the face, but usually it takes me that amount of time as much. What it takes me a lot of time is the polishing part, giving shape to the face by using just D&B, which is a very important part of the retouching because it's all about shading and fixing the hair, 'cause I odn't have a nice workflow for that.

About your picture, it looks good, but it doesn't look amazing. You need to fix the fliying away hairs and the strayed hairs too. This second one should be done at pixel level with the clone tool in darken mode. At this small size cannot see all what you did, but the eyebrows are a bit untidy. Her ears should be reshaped a bit with liquify. the left eye has too many wrinkles. There is a little but accented wrinkle at the right of her mouth. The lighting of her face should be improved. It looks fine, but could be better. The shadow, for example, under her mouth and above the chin is too dark and accented. The light on her forehead, at the sides of it, looks too uneven and her forehead looks a bit flat. You could accent a bit more her bone structure by shading too. Also the highlights are a little blown. Her lips needs improvements, such as color consistency. The overall skin color is too yellow and unnatural.

A suggestion about your signture... Clients usually don't like cheap prices, not expressed that way at the least. "Affordable" is a much better word than "Low Cost".
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:53 AM
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Thank you for all don't worry, I will change that right away, I'll make them pay as we say a service is a service

I'm trying a new kinda retouch for the skin I'll post it tonight or tomorrow

Have a nice day
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:08 AM
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The thing about the low costs is that you build a low profile of your self without noticing it and you will get very bad habbits that way and the clients will know that you don't appreaciate yourself and they will do whatever they want with you. You must show some dignity in order to achieve respect but keeping yourself humble. Don't brag of your talents, let your portfolio and your clients doing that for you
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:37 PM
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Here is my new kind of retouch: http://rsphotocreation.deviantart.co...sses-156522954

I tried something new, I don't find it good, there is no shadows and the face seems to be too artificial.

Tell me what you think, I'm not very pleased with this photo, but I wanted to post it here to have recommendations.

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:14 PM
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Re: Could you critic that!

This is one of my best retouched photo so far. At least this is what I think and people around me too. Tell me what you think about the whole photo. Although here the size isn't very big, it gives you an idea.

I will try to upload it in bigger size on deviant art or another website.

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:19 PM
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Much, much better, bro. You're getting quite good!!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:46 PM
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Here are the close-up views of the photo I post just before.
Check the details...
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Old 03-27-2010, 01:11 PM
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Here are another retouched photos, called "The Cross" and "Gemey-Maybelline" the original photos come from the photographer Kelly E,

Tell me what you think, and also, which price could I put on this retouch?

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Old 05-13-2010, 01:14 AM
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Hi, I'm back on this forum after a moment

I wanted to show you my latest retouching and show you how I improved since the last time.

Tell me what you think and don't forget that you can follow me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rsphotocreation

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