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100% zoom view to perform D+B???

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Old 04-03-2008, 11:15 AM
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100% zoom view to perform D+B???

I don't understand how you can smoothen skin in a 100% view. Most retoucher tell use, don't zoom in... New to retouching, I feel I have to zoom in at 800/1600% to D+B.
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:23 AM
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Re: 100% zoom view to perform D+B???

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I don't understand how you can smoothen skin in a 100% view. Most retoucher tell use, don't zoom in... New to retouching, I feel I have to zoom in at 800/1600% to D+B.
And who told you you should D&B at 100% zoom?

100 to 1000% sounds about right
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:34 AM
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Re: 100% zoom view to perform D+B???

when the skin is perfect, do you sharpen the skin? In average, How much time do you spend on a beauty shoot?
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:14 PM
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Re: 100% zoom view to perform D+B???

I've found on an image from a digital back of a medium format camera, 100% is
PLENTY. Maybe 200% but it's not necessary.
But even a 12mp DSLR and 400% seems enough to me.

My point is though, your zoom level would largely depend on file size/resolution
i would think.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:48 PM
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Re: 100% zoom view to perform D+B???

i normally db at 100%, and only zoom in for tight areas that require it. if not....you'll be there all day!!
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:05 PM
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Re: 100% zoom view to perform D+B???

I rarely go over 100% view and it is usually for something that is scattered over an area.
Other than that mostly at 100% and below.
I wrote a bit on D/B and there is a section included about this on my blog here at retouchpro. Take a look if you haven't already BigBlaze.

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Old 04-03-2008, 09:12 PM
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Re: 100% zoom view to perform D+B???

I'm not a professional in anyway, but what I have learned is to think of zooming in on your like putting a loupe on your image. If your screen resolution is 72 dpi and you are working on a 240 dpi image, zooming into 100% is equivalent to putting a 3x loupe on your image and I don't know anyone that walks around with a 3x loupe looking at images. Zooming in to 66.67% is roughly a 2x loupe and is really more than one might need except for selections with lasso. I don't know if this helped at all but its something to keep in mind.
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:59 AM
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Re: 100% zoom view to perform D+B???

these 2 are at 100%, one of enough at this size the ohter should be enlarged about 5-6times bigger to correct it. one of these is 39Mpxls the other 8Mpxls. 100% view good for at last to check what U'll see on the print
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:38 AM
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Re: 100% zoom view to perform D+B???

This is not a technical question.

At 100% you see what you'll see on the print. (period)

The rest: I like... I usually... I think... it's a matter of liking

I like to go over the actual pixel size because it makes it easier for me (comfortable actually) when doing detailed D&B not just painting with light it's better for me because I stop looking at the image as a whole and can focus on the pixels / pores alone.

But to be fare, I'm zooming in and off constantly
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:24 AM
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Re: 100% zoom view to perform D+B???

not just, but inhere


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This is not a technical question....
so this is not a fact

I agree with the rest
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