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Glamour Shot for a Poster

View Poll Results: Give me a rating on the color/pose/whitepoint?
Color 1 33.33%
Pose 1 33.33%
White Point 0 0%
Overall Rating 1 33.33%
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:26 PM
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Glamour Shot for a Poster

What do you think? Have a difficult time setting my white point...........
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:28 PM
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Re: Glamour Shot for a Poster

Is there a before view ?
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:42 PM
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Re: Glamour Shot for a Poster

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What do you think?
Can you narrow that down a little.... what are we critiquing ?
Overall a nice shot. The image appears unretouched. Lots of potential; good lighting; good compostion.

Things to work on in retouch:
- skin, primarily the face (spend 90% of your time here);
- remove some of the shine in the face;
- contour of forearm, chin;
- add some hair at part;
- stray thread at bottom of "V".

At that point, it could be ready for a poster.

I don't think the poll is set up correctly.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:36 PM
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Re: Glamour Shot for a Poster

I think I understand what you are looking for, however the image itself could be improved "before" one could really participate in your survey with a little post processing. Myself, I like the image (the model is quite attractive), although as mentioned there are a few areas which you may consider.

The image posted is low resolution, so I made no attempt to change what I could not. Keep in mind this is merely the obvious what I see that could be improved, factoring in the image size posted. So . . . just one opinion and I thought an image example might be of help.

The skin seemed to have a shine in areas that didn't compliment the subject, so I removed these, but not completely.

Added a touch of shadow to the eyes and brightened them a bit.

I changed the lip reflection of the original, it seemed a bit harsh.

There was a tooth in the background that didn't quite look right so I did some dental work (probably a shadow). It is normal for those further back to be slightly off color.

Lightened the dress and added a light shadow to add to the natural curve of the breast area.

Although the bone in the elbow is normal, I thought it to be a distraction. Obviously this as well as everthing else is subjective.

Added some highlights to the hair.

Smoothed out the area under the arm and got rid of a few skin distractions in other areas.

Although I didn't make any drastic changes to your hue or saturation, I think it could be adjusted a bit, but it would make more sense on the larger original image.

It would have been nice to see one of higher resolution. Wish you the best.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:00 AM
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Re: Glamour Shot for a Poster

.. a starting point.. :-)
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:54 AM
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Re: Glamour Shot for a Poster

I don't know if this helps any.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:47 PM
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Re: Glamour Shot for a Poster

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What do you think? Have a difficult time setting my white point...........
Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions, have fun!

To find White, Gray, Black Points:
1. Add a new layer either by click on the new layer icon in the layers window or by click on layer> new> layer

2. Fill the new layer with 50% gray. To do this click on edit> fill - 50% gray

3. Change the fill layer to Difference Mode under the layers window

4. Add a threshold layer either by click on the adjustment layer icon in the layers window or by click on layer> new adjustments layer> threshold

5. Next, in the threshold adjustments window move the adjustment slider clear to the left (image will turn white). Slowly move it back to the right and you will see some black areas reappearing on the image, those are the gray areas in the image. Place the tip of the eyedropper in the center of one of the black blobs (just large enough to contain the little target) And while holding the Shift Key > Click to leave a target in that spot. This is the Gray Point > Click OK

6. uncheck the eyeball on the 50% Gray Layer

7. Double click the threshold layer icon to bring up the slider again, move the slider just enough to get a black area just large enough for the target, while holding the Shift Key > Click to leave a target in that spot. This is the Black Point

8. Move the slider all the way to the right (turning the image black) then slowly back to the left till there is a white spot large enough for the target, while holding the Shift Key > Click to leave a target in that spot. This is the White Point

9. uncheck the eyeball on the Threshold Layer

10. Create either a Levels or a Curves adjustment layer

11. Use the Middle Gray Eyedropper and click in the target you designated as Gray Point...
Use the Right (white) Eyedropper and click in the target you designated for White Point...
Use the Left (black) Eyedropper and click in the target you designated for Black Point...

This should get you pretty close to being white balanced... (Tweak the curves or levels layers to your liking)

(you can make an action of this process to simplify it in the future)
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:57 PM
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Re: Glamour Shot for a Poster

I like the fact that LQQKER lightened the dress. It brings out more detail which won't be lost if you submit to a printer. Anywhere in between those two shades should be fine.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:42 PM
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Re: Glamour Shot for a Poster

Thanks for your ideas ..my first posting and I appreciate the feed back....
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