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Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

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Old 09-11-2007, 04:18 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

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as long as the criticism is constructive, appreciate it.
definitely feel the same
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:01 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

The skin lighting needs evened out on her forehead, it looks almost bumpy from the shadows. The lighting on the whole model is very contrasty, I might try and lighten up her left side a bit, but I guess it depends what look your going for. (or the photographers )
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:21 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

Is it just me....or is her fake eyelash on her right eye loose..

Hope you don't mind me playin a bit with this picture. Its a good one to learn on for skin, and I need all the practice I can get. I used the technique on this site this time around.

http://www.photoshopsupport.com/phot...is_202-215.pdf

Tried to blend in some of the different tones a bit...probably overdone, dunno. Starting to stock up on magazines though so I can get some reference.

Didn't touch the white of the eyes yet....trying to work out how to approach that without having it look flat and fake..
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:15 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

ok I'm back for more....
I went for a whole different workflow this time trying to take some of the advice in the thread (thanks all by the way!)

soooo I dialed everything way down (well tried to). It's funny this morning I swore that was the best retouch I've done. I came back tonight and looked and it and I could see it was blotchy as hell. I see what you guys mean about leaving and coming back after a few minutes.

anyway, here is a new before after with the same image.

thanks
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:16 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

forgot to ask, the new edit... same, better, worse?
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:06 AM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

mrbeagle the first retouch you have done on this image you have made the skin look wicked ( kink of like a lizards skin in a wired kind of way) and i just want to know how you did it?

i think it will look cool on one on my images
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:26 AM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

Looks a lot better than the first attempt. Still has a crossover of colors in the flesh. Need to balance it out. You have yellows. blues, magenta and pinks going on.
You really need to clean out the whites in her left eye. Also try to open up the iris on the eye in shadow just a little. It will add to the depth of the image. Soften down the hair below her nose and above her lip a little. Don't take it away though. There is a white bump/spot under her bottom lip that needs to go. Eyelashes on the left eye on the top row only should be more uniform. There is a crease coming out almost from the stud diagonally down to the left that should be removed. As well as some of the darker creases in the bottom lip. She has a small bugger in her nostril.
As I mentioned if you wish to send me the hi res to my ftp I will mark it up for you. Just let me know.

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Old 09-12-2007, 07:38 AM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

pretty nice improvement from the first, it's now at a much better starting point. Follow chris' lead and you'll be in a good place. nice going.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:33 AM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

thanks Chris,
I'm not even sure how to tackle that left eye yet because it has so much going on. Do I mask it out, then paint white, lower the opacity then go in and do some d&b on any remaining spots? heal it? clone it?
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:01 AM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

[QUOTE=cricket1961;166677]Looks a lot better than the first attempt. Still has a crossover of colors in the flesh. Need to balance it out. You have yellows. blues, magenta and pinks going on.

Like KR1156 was saying I can find colour issues troublesome as well! I try to go by the number but sometimes still get some unexpected colours.

Chris what would your best method be to balance things out?
Would you just pinpoint the colour shift areas in curves chanels and adjust by numbers and eye? Do you ever find it good to desaturate some chanels like the red? I'd apreciate and tips or advice
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