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Old 01-20-2009, 01:51 PM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

Pageant pics are generaly tilted and not so close . I do like what youv'e done though. I wish I could the d&b but to old to get it or something. Pat
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:09 PM
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i dont know what d&b is... and I agree its to close.. I'm just going to have to pay someone most likely... there are some EXTEMELY talented people out there and i jst can't compete with that...
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:59 PM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

I know its long, but from what you have done so far, it will just take it one step further.

The Dodge, Burn, and Sponge Tools
These three tools mimic photographic techniques to lighten or darken images. Dodge is
used to lighten an image, Burn darkens an image, while the Sponge tool increases the
(colour) saturation. Select the desired tool and scroll over the area or selection of the
image you want to darken.

(Dodge and Burn (non-destructive) [New 50% grey layer set to soft light blending mode, then paint with Black (burn) & White (dodge), and a 5% opacity brush). My before post shows my soft light layer I used for your picture.

Movie tut of how to make layer and use it.

You can use D&B to make 2d appear 3d. See ball below found here The next picture is a picture of a light and shadow map of the face. Use it as a guide, but you do not need to use all of it all the time. The light present in every picture should be your MAIN guide. A basic guide Is to make lighter inner and darker outer or make the closest part lighter (always lightn tward the light).

Try it out,
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:10 PM
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Okay, So I realize it's been a while since this thread was active, but I just had to try the steps that everyone suggested to edit two photos.

The one that was supplied above, and a picture of my cousin.

Makenzie Before -
http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/s...nCuties/b4.png

Makenzie After -
http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/s...nCuties/af.png

Pageant Cutie Before -
http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/s...Cuties/b41.png

Pageant Cutie After -
http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/s...Cuties/af1.png

I'm not too good with photoshop so bear with me
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:50 PM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

Hiya, I just found this board from another photog board I regular. I am so happy to be here! I had a try at your little darling. I chose to do the one no one else attempted yet... it is a small photo so the results are limited but I hope you like what I came up with... being new to this board I hope I can manage to attach the file properly


1-2.jpg

1-2_rvsd2.jpg

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Old 03-23-2009, 10:43 PM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

My 2 tries here:

pageantBabyWeb.jpg

pageantBaby2Web.jpg
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:47 AM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

I thought I would give it a try too. I didn't attempt the "pageant hair" so I guess you could call this a "semi-glitz"
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:00 PM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

Wait a second - it appears this is not a joke thread. People actually want their daughters to look like this?
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:39 PM
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Wait a second - it appears this is not a joke thread. People actually want their daughters to look like this?
Yes, there are those who do and then again ... those who do not. I imagine if you google about it you will find a forum in which to discuss the pros and cons of such.

Did you have a retouched photo you wanted to share with this thread in the retouch forum? I would love to see what you came up with.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:38 PM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

I opted to try yet another ... actually ... same one but I added lashes and touched up the lips. She is just so naturally beautiful that I only did a little play with the lighting in the first tries (and a tad D&B).

If you need an even more plastic look ... just holler. (I am not trying to be disrespectful to you when I say "plastic look". That just happens to be the look I see them going for in the pageant retouch genre.

pageantBabyDollWeb.jpg

Slightly lighter than one above:

pageantBabyDoll2Web.jpg

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Old 03-27-2009, 12:11 PM
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Yes, there are those who do and then again ... those who do not. I imagine if you google about it you will find a forum in which to discuss the pros and cons of such.

Did you have a retouched photo you wanted to share with this thread in the retouch forum? I would love to see what you came up with.
If it wasn't apparent, it's against my ethics so I won't. I won't bother the thread anymore.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:41 AM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

Thank you for the great walkthrough.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:36 AM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

Here's one I did awhile back.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:39 AM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

i have never retouched photos before but i do do glitz pageants and i have won ultimate grand supreme! this only took me 15 mins to do and its my first time! you would have to fix up the eyeliner and with the hair and doll eyes and eyebrows i selected and then copied them off the photo you added with the girl in the pink!


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Old 07-05-2009, 07:20 AM
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Re: Pageant Retouched Photo

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I know probably everyone is going to bash this thread and I know my daughter is gorgeous but its just used for a competition.
Indeed! Let her be a kid! Don't use your daughter to inflate your ego! She is not a plastic doll!

Having said that, your pictures are not ideal to turn into 'pageantry' images: they are unsharp! So, go and retake them! (With better lighting and background, and without black or other dark colors! Shoot RAW for careful tweaking)

I did a Quick & Dirty on the pinkish one nevertheless: brightened darker parts, smoothed skin, brightened eye-whites and teeth, saturated irises, dodged eye keylights, enlarged eyes, unsharp mask.

I did not add heavy make-up as I refuse to make a sweet 4 year old look like a prostitute.

ChandrakidB4After.jpg
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