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My first try in photo retouching

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Old 06-27-2009, 11:47 AM
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My first try in photo retouching

Please give me some comments. Thanks!!! ^^

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Old 06-27-2009, 01:15 PM
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Re: My first try in photo retouching

Very nice for a "first try"! I look forward to seeing more examples of your work after you've gotten more experience -- they should be awesome.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:33 PM
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Very nice work! It's great to see newbies who don't go overboard. It's so easy to push it too far -- I admit it's a problem I still have. One suggestion I have is to work on much larger images. In the professional field you'll frequently work on images 2500x2500 and larger, so it's a good idea to get comfortable with those sizes now. While it's relatively easy to retouch medium and small images while keeping them believable, retouching large images takes much more skill.

I just have one minor concern: I hope that girl didn't specifically tan in preparation for the photo. If it were me, I would have changed her skin color a little less. Besides that, nice work. Keep practicing, and try to work on much larger images (the bigger the better) if you plan to work professionally some day.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:24 PM
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Re: My first try in photo retouching

Thanks for your advise. I shall do more practices as i do like photo retouching. Hope that i can really "work professionally some day". (now it's just dreaming... ^^... )

Besides, I saw many nice works from you too...
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:00 PM
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Re: My first try in photo retouching

Irene,
I like it very much. The various elements that are important to work with have been demonstrated, i.e. lighting, reshaping, blemish removal, color/tonality. I can see where you have done these things and am pleased with the results.

I highlighted a few areas that stand out. Red marks are just odd lines or shadows that need a bit of work. Blue marks are where there were some odd color changes along a border. I didn't want to get nitpicky, just point out a few obvious items.

Great work and certainly keep it up.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:05 AM
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Re: My first try in photo retouching

Hi... Tommy, Thanks so much for your comments. You're so professional and kind to point out those areas i should pay attention to. Shall improve next time... ^^...
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:54 AM
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You're such a pleasure to critique Irene. Post your stuff anytime!
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:39 PM
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Thanks! ^U^...
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