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Old 06-15-2011, 07:23 AM
xe.imaging xe.imaging is offline
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Need Direction

Hello RP forum!

My name's Xavier, and I've been editing photos now on and off for about 3 years. I've just now recently decided to get serious about my work due to increase of interest in my work. I'm slowly trying to establish myself as a freelance retoucher, but before I step out there I would like crituques of my work from more experienced individuals in the trade.

The images i've included range from hq shots, as well as sub-quality images that i've tried to work with. Any advice, direction, praise, etc. is welcome! I just ask that you're straight forward, no sugar coating please
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File Type: jpg blue before.jpg (94.8 KB, 43 views)
File Type: jpg blue after.jpg (85.5 KB, 47 views)
File Type: jpg nessa before.jpg (82.1 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg nessa after.jpg (89.3 KB, 48 views)
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:06 AM
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CathyH CathyH is offline
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Re: Need Direction

Welcome to retouchpro. I think you will learn a lot from here.
My observations are from a quick look.
The girl in blue is an interesting take on the photo but not a real retouch, it shows more styling or creativity. Most people are looking at skin and hair when talking retouch.
The dark background photo could be critiqued for retouching, but I would need to see it larger. I like the brightness, and no major warping of features. The sparkle by her mouth (from ear ring) is distracting.
Hope this helps.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:46 PM
Jannz Jannz is offline
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Re: Need Direction

It is difficult to see what is going on in the thumbnails and I would like to state up front that I am just a beginner too.
With the girl in blue it looks like there are problems with the cutout. There a places where her dress appears to fade out. It would have been better to actually photograph her against a white background. I like the concept though.
With the girl in black I can't see what you have done (other than lighten it up) because the picture is so small. I do like the pose.
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