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Old 02-02-2009, 06:41 PM
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Background Fix and retouching tips

Hi,
I took this shot of my gf last night. I was playing with lightning setup and it was only a quick test shot.
My goal is to make entire background pure white and fix the chin.
I aproached this picture few times but could not get good results.
I will appreciate all advices.
Feel free to play with this picture.
http://www.proxerphoto.com/back.jpg
and original raw file
http://www.proxerphoto.com/back.zip
Thnx
Max

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Old 02-02-2009, 09:02 PM
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Re: Background Fix and retouching tips

First of all, beautiful girlfriend.

If you cannot open the file, update your Camera raw to 5.2; Found HERE.

Thanks for the play,
-Keven

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:34 PM
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Re: Background Fix and retouching tips

I only fixed what you said, maybe i'll do more later.

Started with minor corrections in RAW, and then did some healing.

I fixed the chin with combo's of liquify (push right) and patch tool. I had to do it 3 times to get it right, first liquify then patch (dont do big patches). The key is to work slowly, very slowly. You patch in between to get rid of blemishes and "minor streaching".

Then I extracted the subject and set it to a white background. Next added the pink (thought it looked good for her)

Hope it helps,
-Keven
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:15 AM
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Re: Background Fix and retouching tips

Went a lot little bit further, and deturmaned that if you take the shoe out it does not look like she is kneeling. Did some D&B evening, D&B contouring, adj skin tone and recovered.

Hope you like,
-Keven
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:18 AM
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Re: Background Fix and retouching tips

Hi,
Keven, I like what You did to the background but the top of her hair still does not look natural to me.
I like Your take on the chin. I guess, I'll have to try liquify filter on this.
Funny thing is that I did not even notice the shoe until I read Your post
I think removing it could be also improved a bit.
Third picture You posted looks too dark for me, maybe its my monitor (I'm at work).
Thank You for all advices and Your time.
Max
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:21 AM
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Re: Background Fix and retouching tips

I understand about the top of the hair, but in all reality that is what it looks like for the most part. I see I missed a spot, but i guess one could come in a bit more to take out the dark parts.

As for the third picture, if your blacks are not calibrated, you wont be able to see everything. you should be able to see the details in the shorts. nothing is or should be blacked out if i recall. But it was suposed to be very contrasty.

EDIT* I updated the 3rd picture to fix hair a bit, but the dark hilights caused me to cut away alot of the nice looking bang. Also lightened and reduced the contast effect.

-Keven

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:06 PM
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Re: Background Fix and retouching tips

I tried liquid filter but could not get decent results. Finally end up with cloning/healing d/b.
This is the best I came up with.
http://www.proxerphoto.com/agat23.jpg

I think I went a way too far with it and it does not look natural.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:03 AM
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Re: Background Fix and retouching tips

You did a good job cleaning up and creating the jaw line, you could now finnish up with the liquify filter to push the jaw line up and neck line in.

Just click where the red is and use the settings I used. Use a large brush about the size of her chin and click then push right to move the chin up. Work SLOWLY. I might have gone to far up, but you would know what the real jaw line is supposed to look like.

What feather or method did you use to select the hair? it looks really clean...

-Keven
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:17 AM
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Re: Background Fix and retouching tips

Hi Keven,
I only used clone tool and dodge/burn on the hair. I also used a regular paint brush to add a bit of color.
I know it could be done much better and faster with some masking techinques I'm not familiar with.
I will try liquify filter and Your settings tonight.
Thnx
Max
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