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Old 04-15-2009, 08:40 AM
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1st post, some C&C please

Having spent some considerable time reading up on, and practising various retouching techniques I'd quite like it if you pros can give me some feedback and tips for improvement.

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/me waits nervously

Thanks folks

Alistair
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:59 AM
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Re: 1st post, some C&C please

Alistair,
I like the skin, smooth but not losing texture.
You could darken the right eyebrow a bit, but as always it's a personal preference.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:42 PM
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Re: 1st post, some C&C please

I'm with Cun.
You seem to have forgotten (?) that mole on the right of her neck.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:05 PM
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Re: 1st post, some C&C please

Tips on darkening the right eyebrow?

I'm assuming you mean "her" right eyebrow (the one on my left)? Right?

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Old 04-15-2009, 08:27 PM
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Re: 1st post, some C&C please

Yeah, that's "her" right eyebrow.
You could use Burn if you are using Photoshop, but don't overdo it.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:01 PM
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Re: 1st post, some C&C please

I think it looks pretty good. When I darken eyebrows I select the brow area, make a new layer, change mode to multiply and just mask away and lower opacity. I think her eyebrows are dark enough, though.

The only thing that sticks out that I would do would be do make a new soft light layer and with a low opacity and small brush paint along her lower eyelashes. Don't overdo it... but if done properly gives the eyes some more pop.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:01 AM
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Re: 1st post, some C&C please

Frankly, I like it a lot. The eyes are wonderful and you really gave her some character. My first reaction was to clean up her hair, but like the tiny mole on her neck, it keeps it fresh and natural. IMO, it's well done.

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Old 04-16-2009, 01:44 PM
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Re: 1st post, some C&C please

You did a good job, but i have only one thing to say. The shadows are a bit too orange. And she has a yellow.. something on her neck.


PS: can i use the stock or is it copyrighted?
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:57 PM
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Re: 1st post, some C&C please

Thanks for the feedback guys it's nice to know I'm getting something right

Erm yeah it's copyrighted to me and it's my girlfriend so I don't think she'd like being used elsewhere. Depends what you had in mind though MooNy214
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:04 PM
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Re: 1st post, some C&C please

I'm just exercising and i have few images left "to put my hand on" and that's why i was asking about the copyrigt.
i did try to remove the yellow... "part of the skin" but i didn't try to add some purple airbrush, i think that would solve the problem... hmmm
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