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Old 05-01-2010, 08:00 AM
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What do you think of this retouch?

Montmartre, a month ago.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:09 AM
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Re: What do you think of this retouch?

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Montmartre, a month ago.

I don't know about photo retouch it looks more like photo art to me.

nice job
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:01 PM
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Re: What do you think of this retouch?

Thanks Sergio. But, for my ability, it wasn't easy to cancel the two parts of men on the right upper side and reconstruction of the building was the major part of my work. And this is photo retouch.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:35 PM
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Thanks Sergio. But, for my ability, it wasn't easy to cancel the two parts of men on the right upper side and reconstruction of the building was the major part of my work. And this is photo retouch.
oh ok but you've done a beautiful job with the photo.
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:05 PM
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Re: What do you think of this retouch?

I agree with sergio2263 this is not what I would call a photo retouch. I would say that it is a photograph that has been 'artified' i.e. photo art.

Having said that (and no criticism intended) I too think you have done a great job and have improved the original image tremendously. What steps did you take to achieve the final result?
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:15 AM
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Re: What do you think of this retouch?

My workflow was:
first of all I adjusted lights and shadows
then I improved constrast with contrast mask of ps
then I played with tonal constrast of Color Efex pro
in the end, I adjusted some colours (red, white, black) with selective colour adjustment

Obviously, I used clone stamp for erasing the men at the right of the photo, by selecting and modifying part of the house in the left.

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Old 05-03-2010, 11:19 AM
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My workflow was:
first of all I adjusted lights and shadows
then I improved constrast with contrast mask of ps
then I played with tonal constrast of Color Efex pro
in the end, I adjusted some colours (red, white, black) with selective colour adjustment

Obviously, I used clone stamp for erasing the men at the right of the photo, by selecting and modifying part of the house in the left.

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Thanks for explaining what you've done but I am still confuse about the art bit how did you get to make the photo look art type?. Like digital art painting of some sort?

helen
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:23 AM
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Re: What do you think of this retouch?

Nice style! Seems to have a Norman Rockwell look. The image is most certainly more photo art than retouch, but who cares? The tonal contrast and detail enhancement works well (love Nik filters). It's an interesting piece to look at .

Where you reconstructed the wall the perspective lines do not line up properly, nor does the linear perspective (Which is easily corrected using vanishing points starting from the opposite side of the hallway). The molding on the wall should not be the same size or change direction with the other side of the doorway. To a lesser degree the lines on the lighter wall also do not follow the lighter molding where the person was removed. You also left the shadow between the boots of the individual standing on the curb, which is no big deal. the detail on the stone sidewalk could have been a bit more apparent where the individual was standing.

Of course this is just food for thought, but I think the result could have taken even a different direction, as far as how one perceives it, if the closest person were removed or the image was cropped differently. Either way you did a fine job making the original into something special.
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