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Old 02-05-2009, 04:52 PM
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Beauty Retouch, comments please

I did a retouch of my girlfriend for her portfolio. Let me know what you guys think. I'm including the before and after shot.

BTW, how do I turn on the IMG code so that the pictures display and not links?

Thanks!

Before

http://ferradas.smugmug.com/photos/4...82_Q3bvK-O.jpg

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http://ferradas.smugmug.com/photos/4...74_R5jk9-O.jpg
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:08 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, comments please

My eye goes right to the model's face and then to her right shoulder. It's dark and pulls my attention away from the face and out of the composition. I would minimize anything distracting from the face, in this case lightening the shoulder.

There are also some very minor stray hairs near the part in her hair.

Otherwise it looks great. You did a nice job of not "overcooking" it.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:34 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, comments please

I Like very Much.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:18 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, comments please

lighten the hollows in her shoulders
lighten the crook next to her nose
where you have removed a red patch on her right shoulder, you can see some of the red left around the patch (sorry for the bad explination lol)
there are a few stray hairs in her parting

other than that good job !

what techniques did you use to clear up the skin? it is very effective
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:14 AM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, comments please

Hello mileeeeeeenaaaa,
The skin is little blotchy. The color is inconsistent when compare face and shoulder/neck. The retouch level of the face don't match the face and shoulders. Also a face seems little bit overdone for me, but this is personal preference.

Best regards,
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:20 AM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, comments please

Not a bad start- but upper neck looks smudged or blurred or something. Lower neck and area needs more work, not using blurring obviously. Personally, the strip highlight across her forehead maybe needs looking at.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:11 AM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, comments please

Wow! Tough crowd. She's a beautiful girl to start with. But I thought you did a great job.

I tried playing around with your retouched version, but there wasn't much to do. I tried things like a little more sparkle in her eyes, a little wetter lips, a little smoother skin, highlights and shadows on her face. But that was about it.

Again, great job.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:14 AM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, comments please

I'm not retoucher, However I like this.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:52 AM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, comments please

Now her whole face looks blurred
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:50 AM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, comments please

I gave this one a quick try..

http://www.reverbphotography.com/pi/after.jpg
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