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Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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Old 02-05-2008, 12:13 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Saby,
The screen shot would be great. I'm a little confused as to how you have the layers grouped and exactly why. Also, I've never worked in the trinitron color space-- what effect does the linear gamma have on your work, or does it just effect the way the blending modes work?
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:46 PM
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Very nice work, it looks a bit colorless though, maybe that was the effect that you were trying to portray. Other than that the skin looks flawless, completely natural. Very nice work.
Thanks. Yes it's preference. Many others looked overly saturated to me
for this shot but if it works for you, it works.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:26 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

here's my try at the gritty dragon look with a little more color. let me know what you guys think!

www.myspace.com/kissofglamour
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:47 PM
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I am reading book about LAB color recently (canion something). And I am so crazy to do such effect in LAB mode Roll over to see b&a.
http://ciebiera.eu/retusze/labdragan/
In RGB mode it can be done 4 times faster.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:01 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

CaptainHook; the best retouch so far (after mine, obviusly... xP); the only problem i see is on the most lighted areas of the picture (right side of his nose mainly), looks like another material, not skin no more, is already a soft problem in the original photo but in your retouched version is really easy to notice it.

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I am almost a pro... ok maybe not, but getting close.
Critics not just welcome, required.
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Can you critic the mine? Even if you think it absolutly suck say your reasons.

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Old 02-05-2008, 11:19 PM
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the only problem i see is on the most lighted areas of the picture (right side of his nose mainly), looks like another material, not skin no more, is already a soft problem in the original photo but in your retouched version is really easy to notice it.
Thanks.
Yes. I noticed in yours you've added some texture there.
I could have done that but i dunno, doesn't bother me (right now).

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Can you critic the mine? Even if you think it absolutly suck say your reasons.
Sure.
My first thought is that it looks like he almost has makeup on.
Especially his forehead. Perhaps a combination of too much
sharpening there, and the color?

Overall i think the color is off for my taste. Either not enough
cyan in your reds and yellows or too saturated. A tad too
much yellow in the red and yellows for me also. I would also
maybe take out some black from the reds.

The part of the nose you talked about before, it seems as though
there and a few other places in your attempt to add texture
you've also removed the highlight and colored it the same as
the rest of the skin. Maybe try bring back some of the highlights
using PWL if you're set on doing that. It looks a bit flat overall
now. Flatter than the original.

You've gotten rid of some of the obvious flaws with what i
assume is the heal brush(doesn't look like d&b?) but missed
other places like down his left side of the face along his
cheek, under the eyes could do with more work but this is
prob preference and the intended context should be
considered.

His lips could have some done to it. I would get rid of the
slight pink on his eyelids and get rid of the last two lines
in his right eye.

Something i missed on mine, is down the left side of his
hairline where it meets his forehead. Looks like a brush
of color has been swiped down. It's in the top part of
his hair quite bad too Fix that.

I like that what you've done is not too over the top except for
maybe the color. Check with the info palette.
I appreciate your restraint and attempt for naturalness.

Keep going.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:16 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

1st try, love the forum, I am learning so much figured I might as well start participating. =-D I should have spent more time on my masking now that I look at it with "fresh eyes"
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:24 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

hi new to the forum.
im currently looking for work as a retoucher

here is my try at retouching the image

retouched it with 2 different looks
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:16 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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Saby,
The screen shot would be great. I'm a little confused as to how you have the layers grouped and exactly why. Also, I've never worked in the trinitron color space-- what effect does the linear gamma have on your work, or does it just effect the way the blending modes work?
1st picture shows what does the rgb space changing does from the edit menu assign profile

2nd the sets of the layers

hope it helps
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:16 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Hi, I'm new here.

That's my try on retouching the pic. Critics are welcome

Thanks for the photo, Pixelzombie.
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