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Old 02-20-2007, 06:56 AM
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What do you Think about this retouched Portrait?

Hi Folks !

Okay, I’m not sure of it's a copyright image.. But I have retouch it, just for fun but also to try for me new things!

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And now is my question:
What do you think? And how would you do it? let me see!
All the Critique is welcome !

Thanks!

Ruud.

PS. it’s a Portrait of Angelina Jolie, Yeah she is already a beauty, I know
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:41 AM
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Re: What do you Think about this retouched Portrait?

Ruud

Excellent job on the eyes!

A couple things I note.. lips lack "gloss", you lost her right shoulder altogether, her lower right chin area lost some pixels and the line is not smooth.

Skin tone and texture is good, but for the over all lighting on the face, I finde a little too much contrast between the left and right cheek areas. The left cheek may be a little too dark.

Good job.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:19 AM
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Re: What do you Think about this retouched Portrait?

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Ruud

Excellent job on the eyes!

A couple things I note.. lips lack "gloss", you lost her right shoulder altogether, her lower right chin area lost some pixels and the line is not smooth.

Skin tone and texture is good, but for the over all lighting on the face, I finde a little too much contrast between the left and right cheek areas. The left cheek may be a little too dark.

Good job.
Thanks Swampy!

hmm, i dont understand how you mean that i misted gloss on her right shoulder? can you explain it more

I think you mean about the chins shadow line?
and about the cheeks i will make it lighter, thanks for the critique! im gonna do somthing with it.

i wil post the image again later when its changed


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Old 02-20-2007, 08:33 AM
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Re: What do you Think about this retouched Portrait?

Ruud

I have circled the shoulder area in the sample below where the definition of the shoulder line has been blown out.

As for her lips, they look dry and lifeless. They need more gloss or a wetter look.

After looking at your work in progress again, I must have had an anomoly on the screen redraw. The first time I looked at it her right jaw line looked crooked, but after re-opening the file, it looks fine.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:54 AM
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Re: What do you Think about this retouched Portrait?

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Ruud

I have circled the shoulder area in the sample below where the definition of the shoulder line has been blown out.
Notice in Swampy's sig that they're using a Mac. Apple/Mac displays have a brighter gamma than PC/Windows displays. That section of the shoulder is very light but only the red channel technically goes beyond 255 - see attached images.

It all depends on your intended output I think but IMO this one's fine for my monitor.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:30 AM
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Re: What do you Think about this retouched Portrait?

Here is te changed retouched image again!

i did the lips, chin and the shoulder change.
(from the critique of swampy)

Retouch

R.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:53 AM
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Re: What do you Think about this retouched Portrait?

You said you weren't sure if that image is copyrighted. Not that I care, but you can assume ALL images are copyrighted unless they state specifically that they are not. Photographer owns what passes through that lense. By the time you see the picture in a magazine or on a website, someone else usually owns some version of it to some degree, if not completely. So, if it makes you feel better, you are probably violating two copyrights! But I won't tell! Shhh!
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:53 PM
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Re: What do you Think about this retouched Portrait?

it's a nice retouch of a retouche dpciture...but I can't help to feel that i feel smore artificial now...




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Old 02-20-2007, 04:20 PM
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Re: What do you Think about this retouched Portrait?

i think u did a really good job on it.....very subtle changes but a big difference
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:44 PM
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Re: What do you Think about this retouched Portrait?

Rudd

Much better on the shoulder area. :-)

I think what is bothering me about her lips is that her eyes have so much sparkle and the skin is very "powdery" (is that a word). Her lips look powdered and women don't do that. They go out and buy expensive lip gloss to shine up their lips. Also, you'll note her lips are glossed in the original.

I did a very light dodge on her lips. Especially the lower one that is reflecting more light.
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