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.

Product retouching critique

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-24-2008, 06:45 AM
shumski's Avatar
shumski shumski is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 79
Product retouching critique

Hi

let me know your thoughts about this image:
http://euphoria-imaging.com/portfolio/sample15.html


Thanks,
Yahor
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 08-24-2008, 08:00 AM
djslyda's Avatar
djslyda djslyda is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 112
Re: Product retouching critique

good job, nice portfolio too!
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 08-24-2008, 12:41 PM
SteveB2005's Avatar
SteveB2005 SteveB2005 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 281
Re: Product retouching critique

Yep, that's definitely the look to go after, especially product images going to press. Want to explain your workflow a bit so others could get an idea on what direction to take, working on good product shots?
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 08-24-2008, 03:30 PM
shumski's Avatar
shumski shumski is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 79
Re: Product retouching critique

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveB2005 View Post
Yep, that's definitely the look to go after, especially product images going to press. Want to explain your workflow a bit so others could get an idea on what direction to take, working on good product shots?
Yep. First of all I made sure the product is symmetrical. symmetry is the cause of beauty
Next I applied blur similar to skin smoothing to eliminate noise and imperfections. Add dodge&burn, shadow, reflection... and here you are.

I'm a newbie in a product retouching but it seems very similar to fashion retouching.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 08-24-2008, 03:34 PM
shumski's Avatar
shumski shumski is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 79
Re: Product retouching critique

By the way, it's just a sample not a real work. I downloaded the image from sxc.hu photo stock. Hi-res images are free there.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 08-24-2008, 03:58 PM
SteveB2005's Avatar
SteveB2005 SteveB2005 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 281
Re: Product retouching critique

So there are hi-rez images available to practice on? Good advice, I'd like to see more product/jewelry retouching here. Most retouchers deal with fashion/beauty, but there are a lot of cosmetic ads out there that present products that are looking real slick and need to be retouched before they are printed

steve
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 08-24-2008, 04:04 PM
skauskas skauskas is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 182
Re: Product retouching critique

Quote:
Originally Posted by shumski View Post
By the way, it's just a sample not a real work. I downloaded the image from sxc.hu photo stock. Hi-res images are free there.
I've just read their Terms of use (I need photos for my potfolio as well) and they say (despite what they wrote on the main page)
All images and their descriptions and presentation in general ("Images") on the Website are the property of either SXC and/or its members and are protected by international copyright laws. Use of these Images without license is prohibited.
And they require a lot of info for registration like post addres, name of the street.. may be I'm too paranoiac))) just don't want to brake any law
what do u think?
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 08-24-2008, 04:36 PM
shumski's Avatar
shumski shumski is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 79
Re: Product retouching critique

Quote:
Originally Posted by skauskas View Post
I've just read their Terms of use (I need photos for my potfolio as well) and they say (despite what they wrote on the main page)
All images and their descriptions and presentation in general ("Images") on the Website are the property of either SXC and/or its members and are protected by international copyright laws. Use of these Images without license is prohibited.
And they require a lot of info for registration like post addres, name of the street.. may be I'm too paranoiac))) just don't want to brake any law
what do u think?
You can use the images for non-commercial use.

Last edited by shumski; 08-24-2008 at 04:56 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 08-24-2008, 05:22 PM
SteveB2005's Avatar
SteveB2005 SteveB2005 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 281
Re: Product retouching critique

I read the user's agreement from the site and it states images can be used for promotional purposes as well as other usage. There are some nice images for practicing retouching skills with.

steve
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 08-24-2008, 05:29 PM
shumski's Avatar
shumski shumski is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 79
Re: Product retouching critique

So the website can be a good source of images for training
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
New beauty retouching book online grygarness Photo Retouching 70 08-20-2010 08:10 PM
Portrait retouching...critique needed 041567970 Critiques 5 06-13-2008 07:05 AM
please critique my wedding retouching cjcastan Critiques 10 03-06-2008 04:31 PM
Shortened neck body retouching plz critique yelhsaneerg Critiques 8 01-30-2008 09:30 AM
Retouching Critique dalphoto Photo Retouching 1 11-15-2007 10:07 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved