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so which comes first, cut-out or retouch

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Old 08-05-2010, 11:24 PM
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so which comes first, cut-out or retouch

A question for those of your who make composites.

Which do you do first? The retouching or the matting (cutting out)
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:45 PM
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Re: so which comes first, cut-out or retouch

Personally I straighten, crop, cutout/paste, and do global enhancements before retouching that way I do not spend hours fixing something only to cut it out later..
after retouching I do some fine tuning, tweaking masks, checking perspectives, re-compose if needed, then a final crop and re-sampling before the final sharpening and clean up..
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:44 AM
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Re: so which comes first, cut-out or retouch

Cutting out. You can't really retouch something to a level without knowing how all elements interact with each other.
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