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Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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Old 01-26-2008, 02:32 AM
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Retouch challenge - Male headshot

here's a different sort of shot to work with:

http://img221.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_397lo.jpg


this is hires and royalty free so you'll be able to include it in your portfolio, assuming it's good enough, enjoy...

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Old 01-31-2008, 12:43 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Interesting shot. It will be interesting to see what folks do with it. Thanks for offering it for practice.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:05 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Pixelzombie thank you for the shot, it is great to have a image like this to practice on or in my case mess around with !
Just lately there have been a few techniques that I have wanted to try but never had the image to try it on ( tried about 3 on this ) And no it isnt good enough to keep in a portfolio ( if i had one that is ) but boy did I have some fun and will come back again. Cant wait to see what those with more experience at retouching come up with

Thank you again

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:12 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Here are 2 extremes.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:18 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

This isn't perfect, but I used a new technique I'm not familiar with. Critiques are welcome.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:53 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

I liked Wolfmans idea of doing a double..

LOL.. just noticed the dark cheek edges on the "Smoothie#.. Oh Well!! I spent enough time on these already and they are just for fun.. and I DID have fun doing these.. Thanks Pixelzombie

~~Original~ ~~Smoothie~~Rough~
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:21 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

My try:
copied one half, paste and mirror.
Then some levels, eye adjustments, d&b a bit and some light and layer effects.


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Old 02-01-2008, 01:54 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:29 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.
Why don't U inspire us?
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:31 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

i dont got time to do things the right way today, but here's a rough sketch, 'bout 15min shifting things around, general color range i would take it.

wih such little image area...i tried hitting the jaw line, clean up eyes a bit.

maybe a more desat. look would work nice, not sure.

i would leave his forehead wrinkles as it serves purpose to his facial expression,,,,but if i had more time i would go in and d&b those uggly spots to clean it up a tad, but not that much.

i dont know, thats what i got so far.
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