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A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

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Old 10-22-2007, 08:51 PM
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Re: A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

OMG! That is simply amazing you were about to pull that off, seriously amazing. Can you use yousendit.com to send me the psd file you made? PLEASE Please please...
Email is chris@domophoto.com

Or use my ftp to post it there. PM me for details.
Thanks so much!
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:01 PM
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Re: A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

Didn't do a great deal to the first attachment. Used levels adj layer to correct colour, duped layer set blending mode to multiply and took the opacity down, put highlight in the right eye and did a little dodging and burning with both eyes.

Second attachment was copy of the first then used gradient map adj layer and took the opacity down a little bit.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:12 PM
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Re: A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

Seedomo: I think you were moving in the right direction; you'll never get this shot to look like it was taken with good lighting, but you, at least, were trying to maximize what you had to work with.

The hard light move isn't working because it seems to be conflicting with the actual shape of the face. It's also in need of some sharpening.

I didn't do any retouching here, just color/contrast moves. This guy isn't selling beauty, at least not his own. For someone like him (and for similarly positioned women as well) their time-worn faces are something of a badge of accomplishment. "See, I'm still standing, sucker!" or something like that. If a subject specifically requests skin work, then it would be called for, but I think it works to bring out as much varied detail as possible.

http://edgework.tripod.com/samples/lauder_small.jpg
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:17 PM
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Re: A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

That's the best I've seen so far, by a long shot! Care to send me the psd file by yousendit.com so I can see the layers you used? It would really complete the circle of what we are all trying to do here, learn and get better.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:51 PM
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Re: A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

Thank you, seedomo

I'll have to clean up the file before sending it to you. I left unused layers there while testing. But in the meantime, here's Amy Dresser's .psd ... you might not want my file after looking at hers

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http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...chnique-4.html
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:04 PM
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Re: A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

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Thank you, seedomo

I'll have to clean up the file before sending it to you. I left unused layers there while testing. But in the meantime, here's Amy Dresser's .psd ... you might not want my file after looking at hers

See post #58

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...chnique-4.html
Thanks for that, big help. Wow never thought I would see a psd of any of Amy's files. Anyway I'd still love to see your file as well, since it relates better to what I'm going to attempt with Mr. Lauder. The carving of the face of that guy in Amy's retouch is what I'm really after. Seems you were able to nail it in no time.

One more thing:
Seems to me I might want to join an art class to study drawing since that is where I will learn most about sculpting a face. It's all about light and shadow and I have to confess I'm no painter, but could learn more by taking a few classes.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:07 PM
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Re: A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

Thanks for the compliment. I'm kind of embarassed at my mess of a file, so I'll prepare it so I don't look like a novice!
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:12 PM
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Re: A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

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Thanks for the compliment. I'm kind of embarassed at my mess of a file, so I'll prepare it so I don't look like a novice!
No problem, can't wait to see it. I also have to say I feel a bit guilty asking for help and giving nothing in return. I guess i should offer a few bits of knowledge to the beginner questions out there and return the favor you guys are giving to me.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:09 AM
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Re: A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

I gave Mr. Lauder's photo a try. I kept it simple, attempting to define the face a little better.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:23 AM
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Re: A little different, Time, Fortune... retouching men.

I had a go, too just for fun.
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