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Old 05-03-2008, 12:08 PM
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Re: How would YOU retouch this mess?

The girl's face on the right is so overexposed in light, that there is no "information" to correct in the traditional sense of a photo retouch.


To make this look like a quality picture, you would basically need to paint in and "make up" shadows that are supposed to be there.


Here is a picture of a friend that I am working on that is kind of in the same line as your problem. My friend's picture is pretty overexposed and flat, BUT there is still some information and some shadows there to play off of. I can get a sense for the shape of her face.

Your picture doesn't really give the retoucher much to work with.


You might be better off hiring a traditional portrait illustrator to interpret your picture of you and your friend as a drawing or painting.

Good luck either way.
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:24 PM
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Re: How would YOU retouch this mess?

hey this is my attempt to fix your image
i did some drawing, color adjustments, and lots of
creativity cuz i dont now how the girl should look like.
hope u like
http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/8891/fixed1fb3.jpg
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:28 AM
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Re: How would YOU retouch this mess?

Good effort guys, keep up the good work
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:08 AM
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You may be able to take it to an art piece.
I like this version.
I'd title it phantom of the opera since the sun managed to give her that masked effect.
This isn't said in sarcastically but because of the Broadway connection. I think it best to use the effect that's there instead of trying too hard to fix a really poor photo.
I also like the suggestion of retaking just the one girl.

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Old 05-04-2008, 09:11 AM
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I did some corrections and I think that by using the liquify tool, dodge & burn with some cloning & curves, you could get some good results.
You did a great job recreating the skin. I'm not sure about the liquify though, she looks quite different.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:26 AM
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Re: How would YOU retouch this mess?

you can't polish a turd. (not that the girl is a turd but it's a freakin cell phone pic). Nothing has looked remotely human yet.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:05 PM
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Re: How would YOU retouch this mess?

I think Daviskw has come about as close to saving this photo as is possible. [happyface has done a d***ed good job, as well, maybe best of the bunch.]

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:17 PM
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Re: How would YOU retouch this mess?

are you kidding me about the best of the bunch? they look dead.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:50 AM
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Re: How would YOU retouch this mess?

Here is my shot at it.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:04 PM
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Re: How would YOU retouch this mess?

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Here is my shot at it.
lol you win!
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