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Old 03-11-2009, 10:30 PM
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Newbie I'm ready for some critiquing (-:

This is the hardest restoration I've ever done. It's not done by any means, but I could use some advice on how to make it better. The easy part is replacing the curtain and wall; the hard part is getting the shadows right on the faces and arms. I ran into problems with the Smudge tool--set it at a low setting of 10% in normal mode, it looked too smeared to me. Got any tips!

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Old 03-12-2009, 12:19 AM
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Re: I'm ready for some critiquing (-:

Hi Earthcharm, from what Ican see you did a fine job. I would suggest posting a larger size so that we can see some detail.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:38 AM
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Re: I'm ready for some critiquing (-:

Wm, I thought we couldn't post an image any larger that 100 KB? I guess I need to do some reading on the limitations for attaching images....(-:
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:35 AM
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Re: I'm ready for some critiquing (-:

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Wm, I thought we couldn't post an image any larger that 100 KB? I guess I need to do some reading on the limitations for attaching images....(-:
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:06 PM
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Re: I'm ready for some critiquing (-:

Okay, here are the links to original and semi-restored verisons.
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/s...r-Original.jpg
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/s...r-Working2.jpg

I'm no happy with the hair, faces and arms; unsure of how to bring moredetail out in the mother's eyes.

Your comments are greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-12-2009, 03:39 PM
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Unhappy Critics needed for difficult restoration project

Okay, here are links to larger images of the original and semi-restored verisons.

http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/s...r-Original.jpg
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/s...r-Working2.jpg

I'm not happy with the hair, faces and arms; unsure of how to bring out more detail in the mother's eyes and both heads of hair. I'm one of those darn perfectionists which makes it even more difficult to complete a job.

Your tips are greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-12-2009, 03:45 PM
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Sorry about that...these links should work!

http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/s...r-Original.jpg
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/s...r-Working2.jpg
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:31 AM
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Re: I'm ready for some critiquing (-:

Yep, very nice, you cleaned it up quite a bit and kept the expresions on the faces intact.
I realize the arm was difficult, I would suggest maybe trying to shade the arm to add depth to it. Think of it as a cylinder and you want to shade darker at the outside and get lighter toward the front to add "roundness". I'm not sure what your trying to do with the smudge tool and I can't help you there, I can honestly say I have never used it.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:57 AM
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Re: I'm ready for some critiquing (-:

Take a closer look at the original photo, Earthcharm. In your edit, you have combined her right hand with her left arm, creating a rather implausible form. Correcting this would help considerably, then you can deal with other things.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:12 PM
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Re: I'm ready for some critiquing (-:

Earthcharm, LonK is right. Maybe just a little shading airbrushed along the edge of the arm, then blended in. I only spent about 5 minutes on it so you could get it a lot better.
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