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Now to Really test your skills!

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Old 02-01-2008, 05:20 PM
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Re: Now to Really test your skills!

That was exactly it... The original texture and a more subtle touch-up. You did a good job but after working on the same image for a long period of time - everything seems to become a blur. Stepping away and coming back gives a fresh look at an image. I think a 50% would show you a great retouch without being over done.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:29 PM
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Re: Now to Really test your skills!

I couldn't help myself, I went back and added in the fingernail and made her skin a little less warm. I also cleaned up her little fly away hairs.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:12 PM
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Re: Now to Really test your skills!

Peer K,

I love your approach. beautifully done.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:24 PM
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Peer K, did you add noise to the skin to get back the texture of it?, It looks like it is doing some weird stuff in the shadow area of her elbow. Other than that I think you did a lovely job.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:56 PM
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Re: Now to Really test your skills!

A quick play.
She does transform beautifully with her complection fixed.
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:20 AM
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Re: Now to Really test your skills!

Haven't been on the forum in quite a while...Thought id test out just the complexion part.

Very Pretty Girl...But yes...a challenge. Attached is a quick before and after. I Tried to get that magazine look for the edit. Reducing the original down to 100k takes away some detail, but zooming it helps a bit.

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Old 02-02-2008, 01:03 AM
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Re: Now to Really test your skills!

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Peer K, did you add noise to the skin to get back the texture of it?, It looks like it is doing some weird stuff in the shadow area of her elbow. Other than that I think you did a lovely job.
I have a black and white layer with a bit of grain mixed in. That's what's adding the noise (which I think fits the image). I did notice that shadowarea.. I was not careful enough coming back from fixing the curves in lab-mode and saving in a small jpeg only made it worse :-) Well spotted, by the way! I would of course be more careful "in the real world" :-)
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:43 AM
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Also a quicky, half a hour. Mostly healing brush and copy-paste. Didn't touch makeup, only lips lighter.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:21 AM
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Also a quicky, half a hour. Mostly healing brush and copy-paste. Didn't touch makeup, only lips lighter.


My first attempt.
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:29 AM
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Re: Now to Really test your skills!

This is the first time I've made a concerted effort to start off an image by dodging & burning and I'm very pleased with the result.
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