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Old 09-01-2008, 04:50 AM
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Retouching young men (RAW + JPEG)

Hi there! I`ve retouched this image recently. I have real problems with the front. I also noticed that maybe the D&B i did maybe gives the guy a too soft look... What do you think?

Andy advice how to do a better retouch?

Here the RAW: deleted

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Thank you in advance!

P.S. i noticed that the nose looks much bigger after i have done the D&B. Probably because now the face is narrower...

Ciao ciao Sebi

For personal reasons I have deleted the source images. 22/11/08

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Old 09-01-2008, 05:12 AM
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Re: Retouching young man

In my opinion the guy looks to soft (skin areas) I'd not use any skin softening technique on this picture, only manually remove blemishes. Next thing is that whole picture looks to me like some cartoon on animation art (it's no real) just my opinion. I've been doing small photo session with a young rock musician recently. As soon as I'll get his release I'll add some samples here.

BTW I've just started similar topic here:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...ching-men.html
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:16 AM
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Re: Retouching young man

Well, i only used a bit of High pass... I wanted this kind of look, but the front looks so bad and i have no idea how to do it better...
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:49 AM
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Re: Retouching young man

Ciao Sebi, i've found this link very usefull, they have 3 before-after examples of retouched men, and it doesn't hurt anyone to look at their portfolio. http://www.iwanexstudio.com/
Un bacio,
Silvia.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:52 AM
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Re: Retouching young man

Oh cool! Grazie!

Ciao!
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:22 AM
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Re: Retouching young man

Is this something like what you want?

Skin and hair clean up using mostly patch tool to retain skin texture.
Contrast adjustment to individual areas using several curve layers.
Brighten the area around the eyes slightly, increase brightness and saturation of eyes.
Applied merged layer in soft light blending mode to increase overall contrast and saturation and sharpness.
Applied a light grey layer in soft light blending mode to desaturate a bit.

I left the background in place as I felt it looked better than a floating head.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:17 AM
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Re: Retouching young man

Yeah, I try another one without floating head. But your picture looks really weird on my screen...orange and the white blown out...is it my screen?
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:17 AM
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Re: Retouching young man

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Ciao Sebi, i've found this link very usefull, they have 3 before-after examples of retouched men, and it doesn't hurt anyone to look at their portfolio. http://www.iwanexstudio.com/
Un bacio,
Silvia.
great link.. alwasys great to see otiginal photos of stars))))
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:27 AM
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Re: Retouching young man

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Yeah, I try another one without floating head. But your picture looks really weird on my screen...orange and the white blown out...is it my screen?
Possibly. The image I posted is sRGB and it looks ok using both my image viewers and my browser after I uploaded it. It could be my monitor, but no one else had mentioned a problem with other images that I have posted. Also other people's images look fine on my screen too.

Can anyone else confirm whether the image looks blown out on their screens?
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:31 AM
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Re: Retouching young man

These are photos of young musician I've been doing recently. Actually it's my first attempt to retouching.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2292419...n/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2292419...n/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2292419...n/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2292419...n/photostream/
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