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Old 09-28-2012, 03:04 PM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

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It looks pretty good to me. Not amazing, but good. So now I'm curious. You know it isn't nice to hoard your knowledge... How long did you spend on the image in total?
1 hour intially and 1 hour extra on recent edit
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:54 PM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

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0lbaldy thanks for the comments; I've taken them on board along with the previous ones and came up with a revised version and feel its a lot better.

(and 100kb is way too small)

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...itted/b-a2.jpg
The last version is looking pretty good !

Wow, I'm surprised that you think 100K is too small when resized and saved for the web as described before.. as seen below it can be presented at an even larger size than you have @ Photobucket.

Hint: click the thumb... double click the resulting thumb.. click the next thumb for a larger size (at least that's the way I do it with my set up)
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:49 PM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

This last version is looking a bit to overdone, personally.
By taking out the nice highlights on her face you made her look really flat.
I prefer your previous one a lot more.

A lot can be achieved in 1 hour of work. The more I look at your image, starting from the original to this last one, the more it has a frequency separation style of retouching going on.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:45 AM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

I'd agree on the highlights defiantly
And no Its not as simple as frequency separation.

But that's irrelevant
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:42 PM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

I am with the others on this one, cannot see the groundbreaking technique behind it.
Freq sep + high pass + D&B and some colouring. Perhaps?
But is a good retouch nevertheless.

I would remove the hand behind the head (if that is the final crop of the image)
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:11 PM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

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I am with the others on this one, cannot see the groundbreaking technique behind it.
Freq sep + high pass + D&B and some colouring. Perhaps?
But is a good retouch nevertheless.

I would remove the hand behind the head (if that is the final crop of the image)
I never said it was ground breaking lol
I said previously its just an 8 step process.
And no, frequency sep is not involved, I'd never heard of it until earlier today lol
And I'm still trying to do D+B (badly lol) so thats no involved either.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:27 PM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

Without the wish to be rude (obviously implying that I am imminently about to be). What is your process? Without sharing the technique, why mention it? or why should we care too much? Do you want us to guess? Try to emulate? What?

I have no wish to be harsh, but it seems you are showing off a technique that has no particular benefit, or advantage.

Unless you tell us what it is, how can we critique the technique or result?

(so many question marks!!!!)
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:36 AM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

I didn't see this pointed out so I'll just add that you missed a spot:
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:52 AM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

Since you're being tight lipped, and some others are having a stab at it; I figured I'd play detective as well. This took about 30mins and there was no reverse engineering (no reverse curves or match color, etc.). Since you didn't use freq sep for the skin I didn't either. I retouched the skin using the patch tool and then duped the skin and added Gaussian blur, reduced opacity. Then added high pass at reduced opacity via mask to bring the texture back up. Used a gradient mask for colorizing and curves to adjust eyes. A blank layer set to color at low opacity to brush in some skin tone over a few highlights to tamp them down and a touch of liquify to give her a bit of a smirk. I think my colors are a bit off from yours as I was just guessing and grabbing.
Am I close?
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:15 AM
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Lol who would of thought a little eye catching title would result in this.
And no scatterbrained your version is a lot more complex than what I did originally plus the outcome looks different.
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