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Old 07-24-2011, 01:01 PM
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Re: First time post for critique.. beauty retouch

Perhaps a little more stray hair work and some rounding off, from the shoulders.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:31 AM
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Re: First time post for critique.. beauty retouch

very impressive especially the facial hair and little bumps on neck..
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:41 AM
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Re: First time post for critique.. beauty retouch

Thank you guys so much for your responses. They are a great help! Sorry I haven't responded but I never got any email notifications until this morning!

LunaLuna, I used the dust and scratches filter along with a clone stamp, healing brush and d&b. I'm not happy with the results though. The skin looks almost scaly if you zoom in very close. I am actually going to try Kav's suggestions, as they sound very promising! Thanks so much for the advice guys!
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:43 AM
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Re: First time post for critique.. beauty retouch

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Maybe you already know this, but here's an easy and nice method to sharpen your image in a very natural way using Spatial Frequencies split of an 8 bit image... The settings on the Brightness and contrast clipped layer vary, adjust to your like...
Boneappetit, I've never used that technique. I see you did a high pass, then apply image and subtract. Can you explain this a little? I understand the high pass, then apply image (which setting? Multiply? which is usually the default) but the Subtract I don't know about..

Thanks so much for your help!

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Old 08-12-2011, 08:45 AM
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Re: First time post for critique.. beauty retouch

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Perhaps a little more stray hair work and some rounding off, from the shoulders.
Nice catch Mike! Now that you point out the shoulders, their jaggedness is sort of taking away from the softness of the image! Thanks!!
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:13 PM
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Re: First time post for critique.. beauty retouch

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Boneappetit, I've never used that technique. I see you did a high pass, then apply image and subtract. Can you explain this a little? I understand the high pass, then apply image (which setting? Multiply? which is usually the default) but the Subtract I don't know about..

Thanks so much for your help!

Oh, I'm sorry for being so late on this one...I missed it... I'm not a technical talker, I hope you understand what I'm trying to communicate. Split (spatial) frequencies method, is more accurate than using HP filter directly, because HP filter has some issues of color leakage, creating halos and other problems when you apply it... When you split frequencies and do the Apply Image, you are doing kinda manual HP filter,without the issues found in HP filter, so you have complete individual control over texture and color, or better yet, over detail and shape.

When working with an 8 bit image you need to do the Blending by Subtract
When working with a 16 bit image you need to do the Blending by Add, - in both cases change the high layer blend mode to Linear Light... This means that your result is going to be exactly the same as your original image, only now with individual layers to work on shape (low) and/or details (high).

This technique is used for many things, like cleaning skin, healing, cloning, adding different texture, hair retouch, sharpening (which is the case i already posted), etc... Hope this helps... Again, sorry for being so late...

You can take a look here for a pro-explanation : http://nataliataffarel.tumblr.com/po...ng-and-cloning

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:00 AM
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Re: First time post for critique.. beauty retouch

I think your result looks excellent, and especially love the overall skin tone / color. Did you use gradient mapping to achieve the smooth tonal shifts or localized desaturation? The only critique I could find (including the ones people mentioned about using the liquify on her shoulder) would be the inside of her eye, closest to camera - there's a murkiness there...I don't know if that's caused by the reflector or if her eye whites in that area of her sclera is naturally dark...
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:35 AM
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Re: First time post for critique.. beauty retouch

You done a good job the only critque i'd say is to lighten the eyes as they got darken slighty
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