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Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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Old 03-03-2008, 01:26 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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Hi all

I'm new

Well I gave it my best shot..... I'm a complete amateur so, I'm sure other people did much better than I, but I'd like to hear all the critiques you have for me....
Hi Butterfly... welcome to RP. Not to worry - everyone who participates here was an amature at some point. Hats off to you for jumping in to give it a go.

Here's my 2-cents from a non-pro/casual observer perspective. To me his eyes are very important. The one on the R side of the image is very hidden in the shadows, so maybe lighten that side of his face a bit?

Keep having fun as you continue to grow!
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:31 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Good try for now, boke78. Just some possible improvements - even if you do smooth skin, keep some skin structure around eyes and nose, it will give more natural appearance of the face. My suggestion would be also do not blur, try to search site for dodge and burn technique.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:32 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

this is my entry...

i like this kind of skin in my advertising...

bets regards...

http://www.disinim.com.mx/retouchpro...hchallenge.jpg
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:22 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

i just discovered that Flickr will size everything down to only 1024 pixels as the largest dimension even though it falls under the 5 meg size limit for standard members, which is %^&$#@ annoying as the original file is 11X8 inches @ 250 ppi and only 800k as a jpeg..i'll have to find another location for hi-rez images as i was going to post some architectural shots for people to practice on...
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:06 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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i just discovered that Flickr will size everything down to only 1024 pixels as the largest dimension even though it falls under the 5 meg size limit for standard members, which is %^&$#@ annoying as the original file is 11X8 inches @ 250 ppi and only 800k as a jpeg..i'll have to find another location for hi-rez images as i was going to post some architectural shots for people to practice on...
That would be great. Architectural would be something new in the mix. Thanks for your efforts and I hope you can find another location.

~Nancy
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:39 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

I've been working on a local-contrast filter - fun for revving up the texture.

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Old 03-10-2008, 03:16 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Hi, I thought this looked like a good image to use for my first post here:

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1889/retouchyg8.jpg

I softened the skin using a dust & scratches filter and fixed the color with a curves adjustment layer. Then I used the dodge, burn, and sponge tool (set to desaturate) to get rid of the blood vessels in the eyes and used some selective sharpening and levels adjustments on the eyes to make them pop a little more.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:09 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

here's my lunch time attempt.
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hope it's ok
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:43 AM
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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.
omg.... bluring a little it's as wrong as bluring a lot... don't you see it in the outcome? blotchy... blury... with EVERY SINGLE imperfection still there outcome?

This is just for you to think about it. If everyone here wants to LEARN why don't you? Why do everybody keeps bluring to "even out" skin???

I just don't get it, maybe Ant can help me understand?
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:47 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

KR1156, I really like your technique !! Great job. What tools did you use? And what did you do to create the 'skin' texture?
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