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Old 07-21-2007, 07:10 PM
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hi everyone, (my first post!!)
this is a sample of a shooting with a friend; after retouching, the mood of the pic is what i wanted; BUT there 's a lot of things that bother me still:

1) The skin: although skin texture is there as wanted, there are some kind of grey speckles? on all of her face..(forehead, right cheek and nose, not mentionning the chin.sigh*)

2)Hair/eyebrows looks messy, no found tuts or tricks could help me to comb them neat with Photoshop.

3)... must've missed other details, please tell me.

Okay, here's how i came to that result:
-curves (for the light)
-healing brush
-"The quick de-grunge trick" of byRO (thank you so so much for that)
-D&B on 50%grey layer (thanks to superkoax for that post !!)
-hipass for eye, mouth, hair.

is there a step i forgot in the process ? or was i too lazy on the D&B ? maybe more healing brush would've help ?
concerning the hair im completeely clueless. i want to get the shampoo ad look...sigh*
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:36 PM
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Hi, there taipan, welcome to RetouchPRO.

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-"The quick de-grunge trick" of byRo (thank you so so much for that)
You're welcome.

I think you've got the tools right, just have to learn how do dose them.
The skin texture still looks blotchy and varies over the face.
As to the hair, I think you should first try eliminating all the strays (easier) - after that, the "bad hair" doesn't seem quite so bad. (but "shampoo add" is going to be very difficult)


(P.S.: You took out the chin, but left the shadow)
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:24 AM
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Hi Rô,
Thanks a lot for the advice; u're right, i have only my poor technique to blame, i'll have to stick in front of Photoshop and improve with practice.
Alex
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:53 AM
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Hi, there taipan, welcome to RetouchPRO.


You're welcome.

I think you've got the tools right, just have to learn how do dose them.
The skin texture still looks blotchy and varies over the face.
As to the hair, I think you should first try eliminating all the strays (easier) - after that, the "bad hair" doesn't seem quite so bad. (but "shampoo add" is going to be very difficult)


(P.S.: You took out the chin, but left the shadow)
Hi Rô,

You made her face look too good. Can you help me know what steps you followed to achieve the same ? I am too new to retouching yet. Thank you.

Pranav
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:05 PM
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...Can you help me know what steps you followed to achieve the same ?
- I used my favourite little rounding trick (see here) a couple of times with different radii to make the face stand out;
- Just a very slight deGrunge;
- Removed stray hairs (had to rebuild to the left of the mouth);
- Removed the funny chin (and the shadow );
- General cleaning up with the healing brush.

That's about it.

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Old 07-22-2007, 11:19 PM
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fantastilistic. thanks for the rounding trick Rô ! ill immediatly test that.
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