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Old 03-01-2009, 02:19 PM
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Beauty Retouch, Trying something new. . .

Heya! i just tried a new retouching technique and i think it came out pretty darn good. I'd love some comments/ critique!

Thanks!
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:36 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, Trying something new. . .

Could you post the full version of the photo? would be interesting to see it on smaller scale
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:42 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, Trying something new. . .

i only tried it out on a portion of the image and since I can only upload 100k I wanted it to be a smaller selection so the skin texture was more visible. Next time i will make a full version as well
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:43 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, Trying something new. . .

Taste is of course very personal. And the opinion of him/her who commissioned that photo/retouch is always the final yardstick. But imo the one on the right lost all texture and expression.
The one on the left is a live human being. The one on the right looks more like a plastic doll to me.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:46 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, Trying something new. . .

well it was for a close-up beauty shot (makeup etc) and the model was much older than they wanted so it was kind of a "take 20 years off" thing. . .
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:48 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, Trying something new. . .

I awsn't too sure about the removing of the crease under the eye but I find that lots of clients really like that . . I'm kinda split on the subject though. ..
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:54 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, Trying something new. . .

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I awsn't too sure about the removing of the crease under the eye but I find that lots of clients really like that . . I'm kinda split on the subject though. ..
Well, I personally think you overdid it with that one. But, hey!, if the client likes it, that's all that matters.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:11 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, Trying something new. . .

thanks for the advice! I'll try a version with a little more crease and see how it goes. . .
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:39 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, Trying something new. . .

I think if the assignment was to "take 20 years off" you've done well. You could do dodge & burn and spend hours for the same results a little more realistically but I'm not offended by the end result. I think you used a technique that basically brightened all the skin so it would have been nice to see the before and after with the same brightness. And I do think whatever you used did render the undereye area a little flat.

Everyone wants to pretend that people apparently have absolutely flat undereye areas. But if you'll notice, even babies tend to have some pudginess there and creasing. I generally try to minimize it without eliminating it. Leaves the realism without emphasizing it.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:02 PM
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Re: Beauty Retouch, Trying something new. . .

it looks flat
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