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Old 01-10-2005, 12:04 AM
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Please give me some opinions

HI, I'm really a newbie to retouching and this is my first official work on retouching. Have been experimenting with Adobe Photoshop CS for a while and would be keen to hear some critiques or examples from the professionals and experts here. Feel free to criticize and comment. Cheers!


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Old 01-10-2005, 02:57 AM
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Hi didi7, In my opinion you have gone a bit over the top with the blurring.
The skin texture because of this is lacking, and this gives your image a flat artificial look. Also the girls eyes are a bit too violet, and do not look believable because of it.

I have had a very quick play with your image to partly remedy some of this.

First I took a copy of your original untouched image and copied it to a layer above the retouched version. I adjusted its opacity to allow some of the skin texture to show through. I had to mask part of this to allow the new earing to show through (by the way, I thought the original one was the better).

I took the sponge tool set to desaturate, and desaturated the violet in the girls eyes. I also thought her teeth were a bit bright, so darkened them slightly.

With all these types of retouch, it is hard to make a quality assessment when you are on top of the job. Try walking away from the image, and come back to it later, then make your assessment of what you've done.
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Old 01-10-2005, 04:08 AM
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Thanks for your comment Gary.You did a really quick and good job and I really appreciate that and as a novice, I really got lots to learn. Maybe as a novice, the concept of " the more the better" sticks in which resulted in me overdoing parts of the image. By the way, I would like to learn how to create or rather draw on more eyelashes and apply eye shadows to this pic. Would you show me how? Thanks a million.
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:15 AM
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Hi didi, this is not really my field of expertise. I think there's info on this sort of thing in another thread. If you search the forums, I'm sure you'll find the info you want. I seem to remember Flora created some good false eyelashes using a custom brush or stamp.

Try looking at this thread.

www.retouchpro.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8903

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Old 01-10-2005, 11:44 AM
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Thanks Gary for helping me sift out those threads. They were rather useful. Now anymore experts keen to comment on my retouched photos? Please fell free to do so and I really appreciate that. Thanks alot
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:56 AM
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Red face My pennies worth...1p

Gary i love the skin tones you added and also the violet eyes now look better.

Didi yours looked too surealism to be a real girl and boy, the eyes on the girl were like painted on like a dolls, you needed i feel to either blend more or use your opacity or maybe add the layer as a overlay.

I wear lilac color contacts sometimes and they need to blend in the iris more to look a little natural lol!
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