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Old 02-11-2011, 05:44 PM
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Portrait photo and retouch

Hi, I recently completed this photo and would love to get other people's opinions of it, both stylistically and technically.

Thanks in advance for any comments!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5091/...223dafbb_b.jpg

Tim
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:59 AM
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Re: Portrait photo and retouch

Hi Tim,
I see that you have gotten a number of views, but no replies. I am thinking that perhaps no-one quite knew how to respond. I am not sure what you were going for, so i am not sure if you were successful. Technically speaking, I cannot see much of what you may have done. Perhaps some desaturation and blurring? And an airbrush of green (in color mode) on forehead and cheek? Stylistically, I would have to see more images to see if you have indeed, developed a unique and repeatable style. Good luck and stay tuned.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:16 PM
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Re: Portrait photo and retouch

Thanks for the reply. It's my first post so hopefully I'll get better about asking for feedback. Stylistically I'm thinking of this image style as an editorial portrait-not beauty-so I'm not sure if I went too far/not far enough with overall cleanup. I tend pull down reds and yellows in portraits more than most people, but is the color on this disconcertingly green? And I guess, in the end, does it make for an overall interesting portrait?

Here is a link to the photo. Viewers can mouse over the image to see the original.
http://schapker.com/retouch/retouch-adam1.html
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Tim
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:33 AM
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Re: Portrait photo and retouch

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Thanks for the reply. It's my first post so hopefully I'll get better about asking for feedback. Stylistically I'm thinking of this image style as an editorial portrait-not beauty-so I'm not sure if I went too far/not far enough with overall cleanup. I tend pull down reds and yellows in portraits more than most people, but is the color on this disconcertingly green? And I guess, in the end, does it make for an overall interesting portrait?

Here is a link to the photo. Viewers can mouse over the image to see the original.
http://schapker.com/retouch/retouch-adam1.html
Thanks.
Tim
I think the skintone is not pleasing.
It looks as if your screen is not calibrated.
Normally you would not increase the differences in skincolour, but make it more even.
You also lost a lot of detail (pores) in the highlights.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:17 PM
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Re: Portrait photo and retouch

Thanks for your input girlsfather, I appreciate the critique. I'm giving up on green skin. I've reworked the photo with less green. I've kept the blown out highlights though as an editorial choice.
http://schapker.com/retouch/retouch-adam1.html
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:38 AM
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Thanks for your input girlsfather, I appreciate the critique. I'm giving up on green skin. I've reworked the photo with less green. I've kept the blown out highlights though as an editorial choice.
http://schapker.com/retouch/retouch-adam1.html
Colour looks much better.

I see a few spots where you went a bit too far with the removal of shadows/wrinkles - under his left eye and the area right of his mouth.
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