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Old 01-07-2002, 08:03 AM
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Nice job on the chin. My big thing down here is 1.wrinkles (wrinkles on the neck I find much harder to eliminate than those on the face and unfortunately no one wears turtlenecks here in Fl.)2.ruddy(from the sun) skin and 3. droopy eyes( a little of the liquify tool works miracles there!)
Personally enjoy creating photos that make
people feel happy about looking at themself. I've come to realize that although my friends know that I "do photography" on my computer, they really have no concept of digital alteration. Or if they do it's perhaps along the lines of" don't ask,don't tell". By the way, it's worthwhile taking a look at some of the plastic surgery sites on the web to get an idea of how people want to look.Living not too far from Palm Beach(which seems to have more than its share of plastic surgeons) there are always before and after ads in the local paper.
Changing the subject slightly, did anyone see that new painting of the Queen of England that was done by some supposedly famous artist? I really can't image anyone making someone look so bad although my husband suggested that perhaps that's how she really looks now. Anyway, I thought artists who painted royalty tried to make them look better than they really look.
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Old 01-07-2002, 11:30 AM
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rick,

you did good. i bet that spurred her on to her goal, too.

whenever i have tried to do this, i always get confused about where the shadows should go. gonna have to open back up the ones i've tried and try all yall's suggestions.
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Old 01-07-2002, 12:19 PM
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Rick
Excellent job on the chin. Really makes her look younger.

Paulette
Good suggestion about checking into the plastic surgery sites. Know what you mean about the neck being a problem.
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Old 01-08-2002, 02:57 PM
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here is the chin i was trying to retouch. i will post my retouches when done. done
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Old 01-08-2002, 03:10 PM
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That's going to be a tough pic to work with to be perfectly honest with you. The angle and type of picture are critical when it comes to doing something like that.

I'm very anxious to see the results, though. Definitely do a before and after and I'll study the pic and see if I there is someway to do it, though.

Best of luck and let us know please.


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Old 01-08-2002, 03:27 PM
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I don't know if this helps but when I did retouching for my Mom's 25th wedding ann. pics I did a few double chin fix ups....she was sooooo happy. It helped with the way her face was facing to just basically carve out a chin (side viewish) but for the hard shot like you just posted I used the smudge tool sparingly and played around with the different settings, mostly just to pull from the background into the chin, it did help....moved up the collar a bit to cover and darkened the sides of the face slightly and bottom of chin....also lighted the crease mark. Blur a little....In the end I didn't create a new person but made her much happier! Hope this makes sense and helps some.
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Old 01-08-2002, 07:43 PM
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here are the before and after...i was trying not destroy the skin texture..i ended up doing mostly sculpting..i also cloned away wrinkles a la paulette..on the right side i both eliminated and added some facial lines and softened the light directly under the shadow of the chin line, on the right i shaped the neck and adjusted the blinds and the sweater. your thoughts and ideas would be appreciated. i hope these pictures come through....don


oops..lost my image and don't know how to get it back...see later post for image...

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Old 01-08-2002, 08:23 PM
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don,

that is a vast improvement. i think you did great. but i wonder if , since she is wearing what appears to be a loosish turtleneck if you couldn't go ahead and bring the turtleneck all the way up to that first chin line. it wouldn't be an uncommon way to wear it and would completely disguise the problem. unless you want to keep her at least a little humble.
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Old 01-08-2002, 08:26 PM
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or you could come in with sweater on the left side of her neck/chin kind of like ) that shape, make what we know is really chin look more like neck. i tried to download but it came out too tiny to work on.
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Old 01-08-2002, 09:21 PM
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Excellent job Don. Looks like you figured it out on your own and did a fantastic job doing it. It's not easy reworking facial features. Especially when the original bone structures are hidden. Good going. Like how you brought the collar up as well and just left a hint of neck beneath the chin. Maybe we should be asking you for lessons here.
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