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Old 10-02-2009, 09:14 PM
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To 0 to 5 how much you think my retouch works deserve, and what specific things need change/improvement.

There is still a long road to become "pro"?

You can be honest, you don't know me so hypocrisy is not required.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:52 PM
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Re: Bring it on (maybe...)

I'm no pro either, but the things I notice most are:

In the first, her sunglasses seem far to dark compared to the overall photo.
In the second and third, the faces and skin tones seem a little too bright white.

Otherwise good job.
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Old 10-03-2009, 02:15 AM
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Re: Bring it on (maybe...)

not bad. 2nd image, remove the dude in the grass, 3rd image take out the people behind her, they're distracting.
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:20 PM
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Re: Bring it on (maybe...)

Nice work on the 2nd image.

out of curiosity,
which technique did you use to get her skin clean & smooth?
doesn't look blurry at all.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:23 PM
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Re: Bring it on (maybe...)

A lot of them, parch, dodge and burn; degrunge, a lot of precise selections going on. A lot of stuff.

No jobs around for "amateurs"?
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:33 PM
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Re: Bring it on (maybe...)

I would agree with DJ. Although, I realize the third was done on a runway, and was not a composed shot. Improving the lighting would have done wonders for that one. If the background people are too hard to remove, try lens blurring them.

The composition of the second is bothersome. While the one rather creative looking female fits the image very well, the male does not at all. I would agree he has to go. After that, only very slight work on her skin to bring about a tad more detail would be nice, especially as it moves to the right. Then a bit more color to her iris's and lips. Love her hair; wonderful shade of red.

Regarding the sunglasses on number 1, removing the reflections would be helpful. With regard to body shaping, see what you can do with the bottom part of her left thigh/buttocks. Normally, we would pull that in a tad to make it a bit more flattering. It's an unavoidable part of such a shot.
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