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Old 05-12-2011, 04:38 PM
TopiToo TopiToo is offline
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Critiques please


I have been working on this image, courtesy of Cristian Mihai
(I hope that's the correct spelling)


Any input ideally what you don't like first would be more
constructive for me as I am keen to learn

What I have tried to achieve is the lady looking into the sun,
would be intrested to know if I am on the right track.

many thanks for your time.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:00 AM
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:01 PM
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Re: Critiques please

I like what you have done. I like that I can now see her eyes. You have brought in more detail in the dress and the ring which I think is a good thing. I am not sure that you have achieved the looking into the sun bit though. It appears to me that she is looking into a white electric light. That might be because of the white background - not sure. If she were looking into the sun I think the picture would be warmer.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:11 PM
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Hi Jannz,

thank you for the comments will be working on this image again
in due coarse, positive feedback. . . .

appreciate your time.
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:37 AM
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Re: Critiques please

the flash reflection can be abit distracting try removing it so we're not drawn to the little white light but i think its pretty good also i would lower the reds increased in her hair
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:45 AM
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I really appreciate this work, I think the unique thing that is disturbing is this hot spot that you can easily remove.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:54 AM
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I agree about the colors. The background should be a bit more blue/cyan. She is a way too red and should be more yellow or just less red/magenta.

The flash reflection is her glasses is a dead giveaway of the lightsource. Google some images and see what tinted shades should look like with sun reflection. Maybe just copy/paste the reflection if it's a good enough match.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:00 AM
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I don't think the sunglass thing works at all here. The reflection is ugly. Her eyes are now very visible yet don't look very good. The whole jaw and cheek area is a mess, as is the chin. It lost a lot of shape and detail. Hand should probably be closer in color balance to the face. I probably would have let the shadow go a bit deeper and slightly less saturated along the neck, just because the detail there isn't very interesting. The hair in the back isn't right at all. There are a few ways you could go with it, but it doesn't really work right now.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:23 AM
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Have you used any kind of automated skin smoothing? Because it looks like so. If so - don't do it. Especially when you deal with facial hair on the cheek.

Also the hand is not uniform in color which looks bad - fingers are red whereas the palm is more yellow.

Things like hair are not that important right now because you have bigger issues on the front
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:34 PM
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Hello TopiToo,
I think you did a superb job! All I advise you to change is the darkness of the sunglasses and accent the brand name of them a bit more. So that there is some drama into the whole composition. As well as to consider o return the hair on the back of the model's head (it looks unnaturally cropped)
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