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Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurts...

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Old 12-20-2009, 08:48 AM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

@aartist i don't care if you don't like the image... that's your personal taste... but it's of no use to me (or anyone else) unless you can constructively explain to me where i might be at fault or where i might improve. cheers.h
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:36 AM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

The second shot you posted is much stronger than the first. If this is for an ad and you need a landscape image, fine...but, I'd work the 2nd one otherwise. I also agree with Steve13 that it needs to be cropped a little higher or the chest should be addressed in another fashion. The shadow around her sternum is unattractive.

Everyone else already touched on the rest of the retouch issues so I won't repeat them. Just remember that the ultimate goal is to sell the jewelry...don't let us get distracted by anything else (wonky shoulders, etc).
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:26 AM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

just to reinforce whats been said already...definitely the lumpy misshapen arm needs fixing. you've got a nice start on the eyes..with just a little work on the eyebrows and maybe eyelashes it can make a huge difference. also the cross hairs mentioned, and maybe try enlarging the necklace and using some high pass sharpening techniques to make it pop?
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:18 AM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

i think you kept the subject very natural.
since its a piece about the jewelry, you should enforce the emphasis on the jewelry...
i think the retouching was minimal and not too over the board, only thing I would change is the ridges right at where the pendant is located.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:32 AM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

Of course, beauty-retouching is a quite deceptive art. The masters of Photoshop create illusions which are hard to tell apart unless you have both a genuine photo and the final result in Photoshop and can directly compare them. In fact, every day we consume perfectly retouched stars and models online and offline which just look different in the real life.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:29 PM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

Some topics that may need to be looked at based on what you feel.

* Contouring the arms, in terms of shape, and the shadow structure. Eyes go directly to it. If you are cropping, do not worry about it.

* Subtle eyebrow work

* dodge the neck lines a bit

Everything else looks fine
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:00 PM
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Some topics that may need to be looked at based on what you feel.

* Contouring the arms, in terms of shape, and the shadow structure. Eyes go directly to it. If you are cropping, do not worry about it.

* Subtle eyebrow work

* dodge the neck lines a bit

Everything else looks fine
Hon, I know you're eager to help but look at the date on the original post

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Old 03-20-2010, 07:02 PM
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Hon, I know you're eager to help but look at the date on the original post

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Whoops! It was back on the main page after Zaire commented recently. I need to keep a mental note of thanks, thanks !
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