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Old 04-24-2006, 08:28 PM
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Help with Eye

I just completed a photo restoration and the eye is bothering me. I am posting the original ..and the completed eye area. I do not feel like it looks right. Can you please give critique and tell me how you think it can be improved please. Thanks Neb
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:14 PM
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Nice job, Neb,

There are two little things that I noticed:

1) The right eye has a straight-edged highlight above it. As we don't expect to see anything straight there, ends up looking a bit like a band-aid. A bit of a curve here would look more natural;

2) The original image has a slight yellowish tinge, whereas the retouched parts are a more pure grey. You could fix this now either by desaturating everything, or by copying the colour from the image to the retouch (using a brush with mode set to "color"). You could, however, have avoided this problem all together by converting to greyscale right at the start - before retouching anything.

Hope this helps a little, all the best,

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Old 04-24-2006, 09:15 PM
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Looks like it needs more white in the eye to me.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:15 AM
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Thanks for the replys all!! Neb
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