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Old 07-02-2008, 11:48 PM
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Help needed for a newbie

Hi Everybody,

I'm new here as i was recommended by Natalia Taffarel to see if people here can help me retouch.

I'm actually been trying out Photoshop so can be consider as beginner.

I've just took photos of my wedding and basically i want to retouch my photo especially on my face (lots of pimples and pores) and my wife shoulder is a bit big so need to reduce her shoulder size.

So to all the expert out there, please teach me or guide me on how can i do it myself the easiest way?? Probably there is no easy way but i will try anything if there is some guide given.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-03-2008, 12:26 AM
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Re: Help needed for a newbie

Hello and welcome Reb,
Can you post some of your images so the folks here have a clearer idea of what you are working with and can give you more specific help. Since you are new to retouching, the last thing you'll probably want is to be swamped with the confusion of a thousand different ways to do the same thing
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:03 AM
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Re: Help needed for a newbie

Flora has written some instructions on posting Images to the forums Here
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:30 PM
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Re: Help needed for a newbie

Reb,
We like that approach, we guide, you retouch.
You will certainly get lot's of completed work also.
To ensure you like some of the completed work, post a larger copy on an external site of your liking. But, also be sure to post the "less than 100K" version here as well.
We look forward to helping you !
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:47 PM
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Re: Help needed for a newbie

here are 1 of my photo that needed retouch...especially my face, her arm, my stomach...others not too sure...lighting?

Thanks in advance.
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File Type: jpg _MG_7294-02_1312x875.jpg (77.9 KB, 62 views)

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Old 07-06-2008, 09:51 PM
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Re: Help needed for a newbie

Here are the link to the original files that i've converted from RAW.

Warning : Huge 6.5MB
http://www.thinkerzone.net/miri/my%2...etouch7294.jpg

Warning : Huge 37MB
http://www.thinkerzone.net/miri/my%2...etouch7294.tif
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:19 PM
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Re: Help needed for a newbie

Here are another 1. Luckily this one i've covered up my stomach but not the face...

Warning : Huge 6.5MB
http://www.thinkerzone.net/miri/my%2...etouch7668.jpg

Warning : Huge 37MB
http://www.thinkerzone.net/miri/my%2...etouch7668.tif
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File Type: jpg retouch7668_1312x875.jpg (74.7 KB, 27 views)
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:31 AM
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Re: Help needed for a newbie

I did this very fast so it's far from perfect, but you should get the idea. I simply used a black paintbrush to create a cumerbund and lapel over your stomach.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:38 PM
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Re: Help needed for a newbie

Reb,
A quick note to say thanks for following up with the larger images.
I'm sure you will get some very nice retouches.
I intend to work on them as well. The second is very nice ! Where were these taken ?
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:16 PM
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Re: Help needed for a newbie

First I opened the photo as a raw file & did some adjustments- "pic1".
Then using 2 curves, I've retouched the face a bit-"pic2".
...and had a little fun practicing "DH".-"pic3"
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File Type: gif pic2.gif (110.5 KB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg pic3_chill.jpg (196.9 KB, 12 views)

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