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Professional Vs Amatuer. Which retouch you choose?

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Old 02-18-2009, 07:43 AM
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Re: Professional Vs Amatuer. Which retouch you cho

You asked for us to pick the one we think is more professional looking? If that's what you’re asking, I pick the second one. The first one looks to me that it is just a picture shot with a digital camera that needs touching up (a little flat). The third one is blown out...not good. The second one...well....it is easier on the eyes. It could use a little more luminosity adjustments. And the winner is……….No.2
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:44 AM
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Re: Professional Vs Amatuer. Which retouch you cho

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It shows that some, calling themselves 'professionals', really sell hot air/BS.



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Old 02-18-2009, 02:06 PM
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Only difference between Professional and amateur... Pro gets paid!..
not only gets paid but gets paid good

from two BW versions I would go with the first one (If I really had to choose) because the second one is way overdone on the girls faces
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:09 PM
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Re: Professional Vs Amatuer. Which retouch you cho

The printing process should determine which one should be used. The contrast of no. 2 used to be the way to go. However, printers are much better today. But I would have the printer of the promo print one from both and then determine which way to go. Actually I prefer no. 1 B&W
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:16 PM
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Re: Professional Vs Amatuer. Which retouch you cho

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If I had to choose I would pick the 1st b&w. I have a attached a copy with of what I think the retoucher's missed on both, this is just from a quick look and I'm not even commenting on the details.

cathy

here I added a quick version of what I think should have been done to start.
I like what you did, cathy. It hadn't occurred to me to even up the size of their heads, but it makes a huge difference.

Bruce
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:18 PM
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Re: Professional Vs Amatuer. Which retouch you cho

I like the second b&w more!

CathyH- nice work!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:26 AM
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Re: Professional Vs Amatuer. Which retouch you cho

First post, be kind.

I am a complete amateur in retouching just getting into CS4 and have soooo much to learn. But for 25 years was quite a pro in the music field...you probably have albums I recorded, produced or were done in my studio.
As a customer of music and involved in creating an image for new bands over many years I would say photo 2 is the least adverse in the reaction it generates. There are problems with the basic photo, pose, fit and trim of clothing, are all unfortunate. But that is based on an assumed intended audience. Maybe their audience will be more positively responsive and the band, their manager and the photographer might be right on target, there is not enough evidence to guess other than the clothing.
A few safety pins would have done wonders in producing a more flattering drap of the top worn by the middle band member. The fleshy upper arm on the same woman is distracting because it has hi-contrast, The 3rd woman's hair style and position makes her head look way too big. The first woman has an attractive smile and ought to be more prominately displayed by changing position.
Due to the greater dynamic range and better prominence of the eyes, the 2nd photo (middle)would get my vote for a general audience and #3 if for a younger audience.

But what do I know, I am only a customer;>)

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Old 02-19-2009, 05:47 AM
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Re: Professional Vs Amatuer. Which retouch you cho

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Old 02-19-2009, 07:23 AM
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Re: Professional Vs Amatuer. Which retouch you cho

I think you should give the job to CathyH ! Bill
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:55 AM
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Thanks Gobsmacked.
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