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Old 09-23-2008, 07:52 PM
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:47 AM
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Re: makeup & skin retouch...

Extremely smooth skin and scarily brightened eyes? Yeah COMPLETELY natural.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:29 AM
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Re: makeup & skin retouch...

Nice constructive critique DJSoulglo. Any point to your comment at all besides sarcasm?
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:50 AM
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Re: makeup & skin retouch...

well, some feedback without too much sarcasm:

Well, the before image is quite good as it is skinwise, so it does seem like you overdid the smoothing a bit. Try to avoid any blur techniques on that one because judging from the before image, it just isn't necessary and any form of bluring just looks well bad. Instead use D&B, healing brush/clonestamp (at 100%, or it will blur) and even out any colortone change in the skin and such.

Also regarding the eyes, avoid totally whitening the orb because it will just make them look like something from Stargate Any huge red veins, by all means remove those, and just clean up the contrast in the eyes making it pop a bit more.

Good makeup though so you have a good source to work with =)
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:54 AM
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Re: makeup & skin retouch...

The problem with sarcasm in this forum is that many of the members and visitors are not native English/American speakers. There is a good chance that they will not understand or might even take the comments literally.

With regard to your retouch r_dg, keep in mind that your sister has already applied cosmetics to smooth out the skin, so concentrate on eliminating the obvious blemishes like pimples, blackheads and scars and go light on the smoothing. However, smooth out the creases under her eyes a little (not totally) to match the rest of her face.

When you cleaned up the red veins in her eyes, you left a series of difference shades of grey, giving them an almost crystalline look. Smooth out the whites of her eyes a bit. Too many reflections/highlights makes the eyes look just as odd as no reflections at all.

The makeup has also given a slightly darker skin tone to her face as compared to her neck and shoulders (which is normal in a real person). Try lightening the saturation of the face just a little bit to go with the light, crystal look of the shot.

In general, you aren't doing too bad.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:53 AM
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Re: makeup & skin retouch...

I would agree with vw on the retouch.

I think you did a good job with the hair by her left eye, getting it out of those lashes. That would be difficult.

I would work some more on the skin below her left eye, as it does not match the right.

The catchlight on the edge of the iris is distracting and would normally be removed.

The hair above her right ear is just a bit too smooth on the edge.

Overall, good tonality, good light, contrast, etc.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:42 AM
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Re: makeup & skin retouch...

thanks btw i used the dodge & burn technique at pixel level, it took me like 1 hour and a half to retouch the skin, i didnt blur or anything, the only extreme thing was to brighten her eyes lol so i think im going to correct that
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:15 PM
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Re: makeup & skin retouch...

I actually dont think the skin looks blurred
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