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Old 03-30-2009, 04:09 AM
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Rejuvenation and normal skin retouch

Ok, I "maned up" and decided to post some of my work for you guys to see.

One is a rejuvenation skin retouch, and the other is normal skin retouch.

A bit about each file.

AfterJenn.jpg
Ok this is the first photo I've retouched where I used D&B as the principal technique. Because of the rejuvenation this was a bit hard to judge what parts I would actually retouch and what parts to leave as is.

AfterAsia.jpg
This is a photo I took last week where I'm experimenting with clam shell lighting in order to produce beauty style images. Although I stopped work on 2 things:

1 The elimination of the goose bumps on the arm in the left side of the photo
2 The cloning out of the hairs.

Regarding those two things every time I see them I cringe and makes me retouch a bit off and then stop all together because I feel overwhelmed.

The links of the photos
Jenn
Original
http://www.cuervo79.com/temp/beforjenn.jpg
Retouched
http://www.cuervo79.com/temp/afterjenn.jpg

Asia
Original
http://www.cuervo79.com/temp/beforasia.jpg
Retouched
http://www.cuervo79.com/temp/afterasia.jpg

If you have any opinions feel free to put them.
Javier

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Old 03-30-2009, 04:54 AM
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Re: Rejuvenation and normal skin retouch

Nice work.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:02 AM
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Re: Rejuvenation and normal skin retouch

Nice stuff
i myself wouldn't leave the texture so pronounced in the highlights (talking about Asia example). Everything else upon a quick glance looks really good.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:50 AM
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Re: Rejuvenation and normal skin retouch

Can we play with the photos please Javier ? Pretty please :-)
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Re: Rejuvenation and normal skin retouch

Javier, nice work. I think the new jenn's left hand looked too 'flat' comparing to the original.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:17 AM
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Re: Rejuvenation and normal skin retouch

Javier,
Nice work, great, in fact. I don't find the goosebumps that pronounced or distracting but you could try this - make a duplicate layer and apply a high pass filter set to around 6 pixels and apply. Change the blending mode to soft light and then invert the layer. Add a black layer mask and paint in the areas you want to affect with a 100% white brush. Scale back the opacity of the layer as needed.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:12 PM
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Javier,
Nice work, great, in fact. I don't find the goosebumps that pronounced or distracting but you could try this - make a duplicate layer and apply a high pass filter set to around 6 pixels and apply. Change the blending mode to soft light and then invert the layer. Add a black layer mask and paint in the areas you want to affect with a 100% white brush. Scale back the opacity of the layer as needed.
Thanx for the tip, I normally use the degrunge technique, but I wanted to do D&B exclusively in those two, so no degrunge... that's why I was complaining. LOL

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Javier, nice work. I think the new jenn's left hand looked too 'flat' comparing to the original.
Yeah I still need some work on re-applying shadows and highlights.

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Can we play with the photos please Javier ? Pretty please :-)
Yeah, sorry but not with these images. I can give you other versions if you like, well of the Asia session at least for you to play with. PM me
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