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Old 12-01-2008, 02:08 AM
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Question Feedback/Critique

I'd like to get some feedback on some work samples to help me decide on what is noteworthy enough to put in a portfolio. Thanks
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:17 AM
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Re: Feedback/Critique

Trowa, ** Welcome to RetouchPRO!**

Your samples seem sort of Blank/Transparent to me!
Like I can't see any!

The following links may help!

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After you post your less than 100K version here, you could also post a link to the site that is hosting a larger version Use one of your own or any of these other host options:
Flickr.com (5Meg max free) or ImageVenue.com (3Meg max, free) or pixentral.com (2Meg max, free) or photobucket.com (1 Meg max free,... 5 Meg PRO)-- .

(Sometimes links to outside sites can get broken... It is much better to attach images on this site. That way the image that is posted will be viewable forever.)
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:21 AM
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Re: Feedback/Critique

Thanks I just found the limits and was trying to reduce the file size and thx for the site info as well that should be quite helpful


http://www.flickr.com/photos/32920877@N05/3073220939/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32920877@N05/3074058086/
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File Type: jpg Marina_LinesRMini.jpg (82.6 KB, 74 views)

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Old 12-01-2008, 07:38 AM
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Re: Feedback/Critique

I don't know why you put x for stamp, is it you that took the image or you save from the net. If you took the photo, you own copyright. should someone take your picture and use for publicity you can send them bills... simple is that.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:30 AM
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Re: Feedback/Critique

I would try more natural colors.Here is my try.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:19 PM
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Re: Feedback/Critique

Personally I would not put this before/after in a portfolio.

The only thing not blurry are the eyes which look flat and seem to bright. The lips, skin and even the earring have lost their shine and contour and are sort of blurry or out of focus..

I think the test would be.. of these two samples, which looks more real, has nice skin texture, is in focus, and looks un-retouched? (Only the original!)

A good example for your portfolio would be a retouch that looks real, has nice skin texture, is in focus, and looks un-retouched! It should also be your Best work possible.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:33 PM
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Re: Feedback/Critique

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I don't know why you put x for stamp, is it you that took the image or you save from the net. If you took the photo, you own copyright. should someone take your picture and use for publicity you can send them bills... simple is that.
I just didnt want the picture circulating anywhere on the net, I was fortunate enough to have been granted full rights to it as a favor to me.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:38 PM
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I would try more natural colors.Here is my try.
That looks great, thank you for taking the time to share this with me. Do you mind if I ask what your technique was for color correction?

Last edited by Trowa; 12-01-2008 at 01:49 PM. Reason: Wrong formatting
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:01 AM
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Re: Feedback/Critique

My workflow in AVI format.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fc8jpc
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:11 PM
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Re: Feedback/Critique

Trowa,
Rather than have everyone critique your work without any knowledge of what your skill sets are, what type of retouch you're working on, etc., why don't you provide us some background on you and your work (short). Then we can better advise you on what to focus on, where to get some additional training/tutorials, etc. Otherwise, we just compare your work against the higher-end retouchers here, which may or may not be fair.
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