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Old 11-22-2004, 09:00 AM
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Please rate my work!

At first I want to apologize for my bad english. I´m from germany and my english skills are even worse than my photoshop skills.

Could you please take a look at the pictures and give me some tips how to improve my technique?

Thanks a lot from good old germany.
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:42 AM
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Lostboy, Welcome! Your English is fine. Your retouching is super fine.
My only comment is she's a bit yellow. This is what I did:
Duplicate the image
Change dup image mode from RGB to CMYK
curves to adjust problem channels. I lowered yellow and added a little cyan
select all
copy
paste on top of rgb image
I think that's it

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Old 11-22-2004, 10:53 AM
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Hello kiska,

thanks for the cool hint. That really does improve the image a lot!
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Old 11-22-2004, 12:02 PM
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Want another cool hint??
Above her ear there is a red cast in her hair.These darn casts show up from time to time.
create a new layer>mode set to color
sample good color from hair
paint over cast area on this new layer> adjust opacity if need be.

This one has come in REAL handy.

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Old 11-22-2004, 03:45 PM
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Yeah!

Whoop...thanks a lot again...
I didn´t see the red spot at first, but after you told me, i´m wondering how i could ever missed it...

Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2004, 09:07 PM
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In addition to Kiska's excellent comments, it seems to me that the skin is a little too smooth, too plastic.
Try the following:
Alt + click new layer icon in the Layers palette. Check group with previous, select Overlay and check Fill with Overlay neutral 50% gray.

Choose filter>Noise>Add Noise and use 4% Gaussian distribution and Monochrome.

Choose filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur with a radius of 1.3

Apply filter>Stylize>Emboss and use height of 1 and amount of about 190.

Add a layer mask to the textured layer and with a soft black brush set to 25%, paint back areas that should be more stretched and less textured, like the nose, cheeks and forhead.

Compliments of Katrin Eismann's book Photoshop Restoration & Retouching.

Cheers
Dave
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:56 AM
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As an alternative to DUV's method, try pasting a copy of your retouched version over your original, then adjust layer opacity till skin texture is as you want. I did this after also adjusting levels on each channel of original.
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Old 11-24-2004, 04:36 AM
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Thanks

Thanks a lot all you guys for all the great hints. I tried all of them and i was able to improve my skills. Thanks again from good old germany!
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:27 AM
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I hope you don't mind my doing some stuff on this. I was just too good of a shot not to try.
I brought out her eyes by dodging the highlights and increasing the contrast to make them pop. The used an action I wrote that simulates the Carl Ziess softar filter. I did not do anything with color or skin tones.
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Old 01-19-2005, 06:41 PM
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Maybe a bit softer touch

Just lighten the image and make the edges softer

http://kentdesign1.com/images/softer_touch.jpg

where are you in Germany ?
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