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

Hello,

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

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http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...back-raws.html

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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Re: Critiques please

anybody?
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:01 PM
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Re: Critiques please

Hi,
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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Re: Critiques please

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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Re: Critiques please

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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Re: Critiques please

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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Re: Critiques please

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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Re: Critiques please

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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