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Old 11-01-2010, 02:20 PM
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Beauty Retouching Samples

Hi,

It would be great to hear any general comments on these samples, but also your thoughts on a possible top three.


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Thanks,


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Old 11-02-2010, 12:50 AM
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Re: Beauty Before & After Samples

First of all, the image are too big. I opened them up in my broswer
and all I can see is an eye and part of the forehead.

1. the first image is over sharpen quite a bit. it looks like the model was hit with buckshot.

2. second and third image have the opposite effect of the first and look to
comic bookish. I know you are trying to highlight facial features but something in the lighting between the face and the hands is off which doesn't
make the photo look real.

3. I like the actual colors or toning in the finished version but the lighting needs to be worked on. overall good job. the photos just need a little more finesse
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:15 AM
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Re: Beauty Before & After Samples

Hello,

at first - we live in 2010 and having a display that allows at least 1600 x 1200 is a pure standard now.

Great work here, very professional (not so often here), I like how you deal with hair details and those wrinkles on hands etc. Could you tell us about your creative process? Thank you very much.
Again - very nice.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:57 PM
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I am not trying to bring your work down. I am just elling you what I see.

So don't be defensive, my god. you took all the negatives, and failed to see
the positive comments I made. this a forum for criticism, which is just an opinion so don't get all flustered. I am just telling you what I see, take it or leave it. I am not attacking you. we are here to help each other get better. So if you have a hardtime taking criticism don't post.

>again as for the monitor issue, no matter what you considered to be standard I am just telling you what I think. I suggest you get thicker skin because someone is always going to say something.

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Old 11-02-2010, 03:24 PM
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Re: Beauty Before & After Samples

I havn't had a chance to reply to your comments yet porefungus, did you mistake the comment made by handz on this thread as mine?

I appreciate what you have said and agree that two of the images you mentioned look a little unreal. Also I that what you're saying about the first image, besides being over-sharpened, is that the model is not a strong choice for my portfolio. Thank you for spotting the resolution issue, if anyone else finds the images too large please let me know.

Rob

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:33 PM
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Re: Beauty Before & After Samples

Now I am confused. I don't know who is commenting, you or another member.
All I know is that I am trying to help with constructive criticism. I like the direction your headed. you did a great job compared to what you started with, however the images have issues which I stated in my first reply. what methods are you using to sharpen your images.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:33 PM
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Re: Beauty Before & After Samples

Admittedly I haven't gone over these in depth but here is what I see at first glance... I like what I see, I like the choices you made re: hair, clothes etc. as mentioned by Handz. I found the fine textures over exaggerated on Audrey's and Eden's neck, and rooke and Leanna's face as mentioned above.
I really like the work done on the Amelie image - well - I think its exactly how I would have done it

Images sizes aren't too big to me - I too would assume most viewers coming here have larger screen resolutions.

take care.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:00 PM
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Re: Beauty Before & After Samples

Thanks for the comments everyone, all useful.

Here is another image I did recently, criticism welcome;

Nathalie Gordon (photographer)
http://www.robertdewey.net/nathalie.html

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http://www.robertdewey.net/nathalieS.html


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Old 11-09-2010, 08:57 PM
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yo Rob, That is awesome

>keep up the good work
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Re: Beauty Before & After Samples

Great work! I like your stuff Not too over done, some nice edits
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