Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Critiques The place to get serious, in-depth analysis and opinions of your work

Critique My Photo

Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2011, 06:11 PM
twilightofidols twilightofidols is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4
Critique My Photo

I attempted to remove a full back tattoo of this individual. It's one of my first attempts let me know what you think about the quality of the work and what can be improved.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg beforeafter2.jpg (72.4 KB, 87 views)
Reply With Quote top
Old 09-11-2011, 08:36 PM
John Wheeler's Avatar
John Wheeler John Wheeler is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 559
Re: Critique My Photo

Hi twilightofidols and welcome to the forums.

That's a really great removal of that tattoo. I have two observations/recommendations
- The shadow down the back of the woman wobbles a bit indicating something is wrong with her bone structure. I think that wobble was probably introduced with the repairs and would most likely be a straightforward additional edit.
- The skin on her back and arms still have the very slight discolorations that existing in the first image (small light patches of red). Depending on what you or your client would like, that might be an additional area in which to work.

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a lot of work went into the project.
Reply With Quote top
Old 09-12-2011, 10:28 AM
twilightofidols twilightofidols is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4
Re: Critique My Photo

Hi thank you for your observations. Yes, looking closely I think you're right about the shadow perhaps I'll have a go at that later today. It took me many hours to complete that one! A whole evening if I remember correctly.
Reply With Quote top
Old 09-15-2011, 08:56 PM
daygraphics's Avatar
daygraphics daygraphics is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 264
Re: Critique My Photo

Yes.., it sure looks like a lot of work. Mostly recreation as you did not have much natural skin to clone or steal from. Maybe a tad bit too airbrushed looking. Maybe think about adding some noise, texture to the skin surface. I also agree with John on the curve of the back/spine. The arm doesn't bother me as much as the over brightening of the face. Also, I like black panties - as opposed to the purplish hue you've achieved. But again... a pretty heavy duty first attempt!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg beforeafter2-1.jpg (92.1 KB, 19 views)

Last edited by daygraphics; 09-15-2011 at 09:18 PM.
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cherished photo....suggestions? Kimbrly86 Photo Restoration 4 04-15-2011 04:12 AM
Free photo restoration! Mr_G Classifieds 0 02-24-2011 07:25 PM
PixelFIX - Photo Restoration for Auckland Pixelshaw Classifieds 0 02-07-2011 02:25 PM
Cutting selection from photo davidmw Image Help 1 12-14-2010 03:09 PM
restored photo for critique and help! auroraskye Critiques 8 09-24-2006 12:46 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved