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Old 09-25-2012, 05:19 PM
jimheru jimheru is offline
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Hey guys,

Haven't spent much time on this site, but looking to see how a new technique I made looks in other retouching eyes.

Some feedback would be cool. Its a big image so zoom in.

Thanks

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:04 PM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

Could you maybe start by explaining your technique? I went and viewed the image but I am a tad lost as to what exactly I am supposed to be looking for.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:16 AM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

I'm not in the business of divulging my techniques lol
But its all produced in a short time and replaces these 1 click softwares etc
If people think its looks good then Its done its job
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:27 AM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

I do like the *look* you gave the shot. Although it was simple to reproduce using curves and playing with the blacks and neutrals in selective color.

A few comments on your retouching. I think you should be careful when using the liquify tool. You went a bit to far and bit sloppy on her left eye (camera right). Her pupil is getting distorted as well as the line above eyelid.

Also I see you took out some loose hairs on her left side of her forehead but you left a straight line where you took them out. Try blending it in a bit more.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:18 AM
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Thanks for the crit.

The colour isn't what I was presenting mainly, I agree with you easy to do, which is the best bit lol

The main bit is the retouching and I'm glad you saw the hair line, I hadn't noticed that, easily rectified.

Speed was the key here
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:39 AM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

It may be a new technique to you and old hat for others, but because you won't divulge your 'technique' we may never know
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:02 AM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

Lol very good point
Well it's an 8 step process that I use to go through each of my images.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:53 AM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

jimheru, Welcome to RetouchPRO
Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.
Poke around, have fun!

The thing that jumped out at me was how your "technique/process" made the hairs on her cheek and chin line pop out... also, it may have just been an over-site, but, if you were going to get rid of the hot spots (highlights) then that bright spot on the forehead should also be diminished a bit..

Just an additional comment in line with what Mike Needham may have been alluding to...

RetouchPRO is a peer to peer site. That means we help those who are also trying to learn. this is, after all, a learning site, a high-quality place for help, offering knowledge, opinions, and interesting thoughts, we are a remarkably troll-free and welcoming group. When you post your work, it would be nice if you post how you did it. or, post stages of your work. There's nothing like a picture sequence to show how a thing progressed to the final stage instead of just a before and after. You could also post a tutorial, video tutorial. or action set.

I understand that you just want feedback on your technique but each post helps thousands of future users, not just you, which is the purpose of wanting you to post Files/Images in your posts instead of links (like you did here) which may go dead in the future.. So, please also attach an under 100K version of your pictures (so the thread remains useful in the future, regardless of external links).

If you use Photoshop you can post fairly large pictures which are under 100k using the 'save for web' function in Photoshop as described here:
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:18 PM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

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?
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:01 PM
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Re: Comments on a new Technique

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)

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