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Old 02-22-2009, 08:15 PM
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Tried to do the whole fashion type retouching. Please critique the work but be gentle. :P

Photo by Topher Adam
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:40 PM
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I thionk it's great!! it is a great job!!!

I want to know hot to do this, is there a tutorial here to lear that kind of work?
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:56 PM
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I’m guessing this is an ad toward a gay crowd.

Next time post like this go in the critiques section. As for the retouching and removal I think you did a very good job. Looks clean.

The only problems I see are the (picture) left guy. I don’t think I like his highlights (nose and forehead), I think there too harsh. Another thing is his ear should be liquefied to the right, looks a little out there.

Further editing may be adding a blue cast to the guys, just an idea (not necessary). I too would be interested and seeing how you attained your result.

Hope it helps,
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:04 PM
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...his ear should be liquefied to the right, looks a little out there...
I would agree with Keven here. I'd also suggest the liquify tool for the "bump" on his head as well. As for the "model" on the right... you may want to address all the folds in his neck because they make him look very uncomfortable (in my opinion)

Otherwise a nice retouch!

**Edit: I also just noticed that the guy on the right could benefit from a bit of sharpening.

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Old 02-23-2009, 10:42 AM
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Thanks for the feedback guys! Much appreciate it. The photo was part of a shoot for my friend and his boyfriend. I placed them in an ad just for fun. I'll give the head smoothing, ear moving, and neck adjusting a try.

For the guy on the right, I think the reason he's blurry here is because of the compression to get the file under 100kbs. The original is much sharper.

I mostly use the dodge and burn tool to get the skin tone to be even. Then adjust the color and luminosity using the stamp tool. I probably take longer than it needs to. For this one I spent a total of about 13 hours on it.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:05 AM
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For this one I spent a total of about 13 hours on it.
This makes me feel better, as there is no super secret technique. This would have taken me the same amount of time if not a little more.

Thanks for sharing, and good luck on the rest of the editing.

-Keven
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:10 PM
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This makes me feel better, as there is no super secret technique. This would have taken me the same amount of time if not a little more.

Thanks for sharing, and good luck on the rest of the editing.

-Keven
Yeah, I'm just doing it the old fashion way. No shortcuts, maybe besides the liquify tool. Anyway, here's the final. If I tweak it more, they might both start resenting me; but it's a good way to convince someone to stop going to tanning beds.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:36 PM
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Push The top of that ear in a bit more and make it a tad smaller and i think you could put this one to bed.

(Subjective) it might also be 1-5 points to saturated.

Great job with the removals and reductions....the new hilights are much better too...

-Keven
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:26 PM
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Push The top of that ear in a bit more and make it a tad smaller and i think you could put this one to bed.

(Subjective) it might also be 1-5 points to saturated.

Great job with the removals and reductions....the new hilights are much better too...

-Keven
Danke! How's his ear now?
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:46 PM
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put a fork in it...its done... at least from what i can see..

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