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Old 08-27-2009, 02:48 PM
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Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

Hi all I am new here and hope to be a regular poster from now on. I was wondering if I could get some feedback on the following images. For the beauty ones I am aware that the skin is quite soft but that's how the person whos pics they were wanted them.

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http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/6...ybavlondon.jpg

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/7...2bybavlond.jpg

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/7...bybavlondo.jpg
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:45 PM
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Re: Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

The retouched women do not look either appealing or real. That type of blurring does not look appealing. You can achieve a nice smooth skin look by dodging and burning not by blurring. If you want to have a very smooth look you can digitally powder the skin and they will look a little like porcelain dolls but they still won't appear as blurred blobs.
At worst case if you need to blur them into oblivion you should consider masking off the skin so you do not blur their hands and other parts of the image.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:46 PM
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Ok here we go....what do you think?

Firstly apologies to mods I seem to have posted this in the other section aswell but then I found this area so I thought they would gain more exposure here.

Hope I havent caused too much trouble.

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http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/7...bybavlondo.jpg

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Old 08-27-2009, 03:51 PM
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Re: Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

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If you want to have a very smooth look you can digitally powder the skin and they will look a little like porcelain dolls but they still won't appear as blurred blobs.
How would you go abouts doing this?

Surley using dodge and burn would just act as emphasising shadows or highlights?

For this one I converted it to a smart object then applied a blur according to caculations from the red channel.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:12 PM
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Re: Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

Dodging and burning can emphasize shadows and highlights. However D&B can also eliminate them, selectively negate them, accentuate them, or totally invert them. You can also use D&B to completely smooth away any texture. There are some really interesting, informative and controversial threads and tutorials on D&B on this Retouch Pro site. Reviewing some of them might be very helpful to you.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:24 PM
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Re: Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

Thanks. I just found this site today so have a lot of reading to do this weekend!!!
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Thanks. I just found this site today so have a lot of reading to do this weekend!!!
I suggest you pasting yourself to this site. You will learn a lot. Subcirbe yourself to the forums of your interest. It really worths.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:50 AM
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Re: Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

check out this tutorial:

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=209

Frank
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:34 AM
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Re: Ok here we go....what do you think?

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/7...bybavlondo.jpg

I will just do a very brief observation on this picture, In the resolution provided really needed little retouching, It has a natural look to it which means that Is what the photographer would like, If makeup was on the agenda this would have been put on first and THEN you enhance it. Her skin (In the resolution given) looks fine, Maybe some mild healing brush with ) hardness and do EACH SPOT not a whole patch of skin. Also a bit of paint with light which is Making a new layer, Filling it with 50% Gray Fill, changing the layer type to soft light and painting darks with "Black" and Lights with "White" at an acceptable opacity. Remeber to keep the picture natural and NEVER use blur to fix skin, That is number one rule in Beauty retouching.

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Old 08-28-2009, 06:34 AM
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Re: Ok here we go....what do you think?

First 2

BLUR + OVERLAY isn't really retouching.

Look for nondestructive methods of skin retouching.

good luck

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