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Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

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Old 05-04-2007, 06:18 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

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Dodge & burn isn't a one-tool-fixes-all-probs solution. Imo, the appropriate tool for fixing the skin in this photo is careful skin selection and blurring.

Less is more:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...20yearsOff.jpg
You don't know what you're talking about. Your final image does not look good, it just looks blured.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:21 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

Schilly..nice job on the skin.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:35 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

Hello. I'm new here and a complete novice. I'm still reading through my Zero to Hero book. Anywho, if you're looking for opinions, I'm good at offering them . The second photo is good, but the editing makes it look like she's wearing make-up. You don't need to cover up all of her natural beauty. Also, you lost her smile when you edited out the smile lines. There is nothing wrong with smile lines . Oh, but I just love the lip color! Unfortunately, I'm just a worthless bag of opinions. I have no knowledge to share. I don't know how you could improve the picture via software or tools. But I am going to make use of that dodge and burn stuff I keep hearing about
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:02 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

Lovely Lady! - I have not mastered the art of dodging/burning skin but a number of people on this site have. I used the degrunge tutorial (found on this site) and the used a high-pass filter layer to restore the pores. Tweaked the eyes, lips and eye brows.

I would forget about simulating the depth of field. There are really only two planes in the image. The back wall and her face. BLurring the back wall doesn't make a lot of sense.
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Old 05-05-2007, 06:18 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

MoI Thanks for the input, good to get a different perspective eg not technical just a gut reaction and I have to agree on a lot of your points especially the laughter lines.
Du I like what you've done there although it does ring of the technique used. I'm still trying to find a happy medium and like I said this is my first try @ DnB I think a combination of the two techniques is the way forward. I agree about the blurring thing, it just complicates things
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:44 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

Had another quick go, tried to keep it more natural looking, lost the blur and the magenta!

http://img31.imagevenue.com/img.php?...122_1159lo.jpg

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Old 05-05-2007, 09:15 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

Hope you don't mind, but I think this picture is not very flattering as a shiny shimmery one and I am not too fussed about the colour. I had a play and felt a warmer tone and less de-wrinkling was more flattering, mind you this is not dodge and burn either
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:58 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

This is a 2min. retouch with "PortraitPro"
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:31 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

Here's what I did with your pic (I re-worked it from your revised pic).
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:49 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn iz da Schnizzle!

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This is a 2min. retouch with "PortraitPro"
this looks extremely fake.
this looks like something that took 2 minutes. Something from a store in the local mall.

But at least we have an example of what NOT to do

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