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Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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Old 02-02-2008, 03:43 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Maybe you should give the image a target like it should be used for some deodorant, or Wilkinson razors, or.... ?
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:01 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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come on guys....why don't you actually take the time and properly retouch this image. it's a piece that you can include in your books. great for beginners.

*if you're just messing around with photoshop and not a retoucher, don't mind my comments. but i would love to see what some peaople could come up with since the shot has no major flaws, it would be interesting to see where ppl can take it.
Ok here is my try. Probably is not the kind of retouch you expect but it is just to give a different view. It is true that is a good one to include in the books. I may include it in mine.
Critiques about the work are welcome.
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:34 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

At this time I'm practicing the easy, natural looking approach. On this version, no smoothing at all, just softened the lines and a very light blur, plus color balancing.
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:55 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Wolfam, how did you do the one on the right? I like that effect a lot
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:13 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Looks like Wolfam used some kinda LCE to me..?
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:50 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

i just dont get the point of running some wild filter on the image, or adding anything...i mean aren't you trying to learn anything here? but i gotta remember theres a lot of ppl here and i'd say 9 out of 10 aren't really interested in what i am.

at lest the giants won the superbowl!!!
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:37 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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but i gotta remember theres a lot of ppl here and i'd say 9 out of 10 aren't really interested in what i am.
I think i am.
I'm gonna have a go at this in the next couple of days when i get
the chance. I like where you were heading.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:43 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

I didn't run any filters like LCE if you are referring to Lucius Art. I don't have anything outside of CS3. Just some exaggerated moves in Adobe Camera Raw and high pass and some de-saturation. I don't remember all the steps I took... a lot of it is just instinct and trial and error. But what I described above is the basic part of what I did.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:49 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Some of the controls in ACR can do essentially LCE, especially combining extreme settings
on fill light, recovery, vibrance, clarity, etc.

Photomatrix, lucis and such like to give you one slider that ends up doing similar things.
S/H in PS can do its own version as well. Always more than one way.
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:18 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Inspired by KR1156, here it is my 15min try

KR1156: How mutch time need and enough for U if it would be real work, as a half page ad in a magazin?
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