RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

Help! working with poor quality image

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-18-2008, 12:13 PM
lvphoto lvphoto is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Exclamation Help! working with poor quality image

I have these two images I'm working on. They are of poor quality and I'm having a hard time getting results that still look natural.


Suggestions?


(FYI- I'm fairly new to photoshop)

I need as much detail brought out as possible.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN0585.jpg (92.0 KB, 68 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN0589x.jpg (66.1 KB, 70 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 03-18-2008, 02:04 PM
lvphoto lvphoto is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Re: Help! working with poor quality image

Here is where I've gotten so far on one of them
Attached Images
File Type: jpg boydlatest.jpg (79.7 KB, 50 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 03-18-2008, 02:29 PM
Swampy's Avatar
Swampy Swampy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Swamps of Florida
Posts: 4,418
Re: Help! working with poor quality image

Welcome to RTP, lvphoto.

Well you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. You've done a great job getting the result you have.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 03-18-2008, 02:44 PM
lvphoto lvphoto is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Re: Help! working with poor quality image

Thank you..

but I'm a perfectionist.. and so I HATE working with low quality images. Because so much detail was lost in the face I did some painting and some dodge/burn using a slightly better quality image of the subject as a guide.


Here's what I have now.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2112/...3b2482de58.jpg

(Sorry, having trouble posting it this time around)

Should I stop here, or do you think there's more I could try?
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 03-18-2008, 03:15 PM
lvphoto lvphoto is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Re: Help! working with poor quality image

and here is the second one so far...


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2287/...e0d4aae7_o.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 03-18-2008, 04:24 PM
Swampy's Avatar
Swampy Swampy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Swamps of Florida
Posts: 4,418
Re: Help! working with poor quality image

Excellent work, lvphoto. You've managed to pull a lot out of the original photo.
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 03-20-2008, 01:53 PM
Ronnie. Ronnie. is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Re: Help! working with poor quality image

I had a go at this. Not sure if its what you where looking for ?

Ronnie.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN05851.jpg (92.0 KB, 18 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 03-20-2008, 02:07 PM
lvphoto lvphoto is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Re: Help! working with poor quality image

That's great!

A big problem I've had is her feet. I noticed it in the one you did as well.

I think I'll liquify on mine and drag the background so it looks like it did in the original more.
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 03-20-2008, 02:41 PM
Ronnie. Ronnie. is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Re: Help! working with poor quality image

Glad you liked it. Yes the feet look to be sunk in to the floor or the cover is around them.
So i put a bit of cloud around them but feel free to change it.

Ronnie.
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 03-20-2008, 03:54 PM
johnboy55's Avatar
johnboy55 johnboy55 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Londonderry, NH
Posts: 1
Re: Help! working with poor quality image

Hi everyone this is my first post. I'm a retoucher and photographer. The first
thing humans look at are the eyes. That's where I used to focus my camera.
Concentrate on eye sharpness and it's surprising how much better the rest of
image will look.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deep Paint 2.0: Make your Photoshop Image look like a REAL Oil Painting Photomaster Photo-Based Art 28 07-29-2009 01:59 PM
Adaptive Image Resizing - future technology DannyRaphael Software 0 01-28-2008 08:41 AM
Question about posting an image P.Sue Photo Retouching 2 01-26-2008 01:07 PM
I have Dynamic Image 5.0 working with PSE 6 dlowrey Hidden Power Support 10 12-29-2007 08:15 AM
The Table Lady ( strange image ) pellepiano Photography 5 12-21-2007 06:02 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved