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Old 06-10-2009, 07:22 PM
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Hello I am a new member here and I need some help
A friend of a friend is a photographer/Retoucher
his work is amazing I tried to get my work near his results but I'm still not satisfied
http://www.funzyclick.com/Gallery/Index.htm here's his website can anyone help me or give me ideas to get something close to his work
and here's some of my work http://s657.photobucket.com/albums/u.../photoedit.jpg
does it look as good ?
Opinions please ? ;P
note: I took the original pic from usemycomputer.com
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:05 PM
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Re: Any ideas ?

That's more compositing than retouching, imo.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:18 PM
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Re: Any ideas ?

A bit of compositing, but it also looks like it's really heavy handed dodging and burning combined with rim lighting. You can see the round brush strokes from the dodging and burning pretty easily. They might have also dug extra detail from any dark textured item with curves and masking.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:07 AM
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I tried to use the dodge/burn tool but i ended up with this
http://s657.photobucket.com/albums/u...er89/Close.jpg
I can't get the same skin color tones and shadows
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:40 PM
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Re: Any ideas ?

before u dodge and burn.. go add new layer from drop down menu add set the blend mode to soft light then you will be able to check the box that says fill with 50% grey ( or something like that) dont have ps on this comp so dont remember if that how its named. then shouldnt see a change in picture but now try to dodge and burn should work better
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:16 PM
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Re: Any ideas ?

I will try this I kinda practiced it all day lol
It got better http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ed/Editing.jpg
I will post what i get when i'm done with your method thanks ;P
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:47 PM
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Re: Any ideas ?

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I tried to use the dodge/burn tool but i ended up with this
http://s657.photobucket.com/albums/u...er89/Close.jpg
I can't get the same skin color tones and shadows
RetoucherQ8, Welcome to RetouchPRO! Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.

I think your problem might be the interpetation of the technique of "Dodge & Burn" (using the 'Brush' tool) as opposed to using the dodge/burn tools..

you might find the following tutorials helpful:

1. Wet Skin
2. 5 different methods to achieve the Amy Dresser look, Amy Dresser Tutorial.pdf
3. So So to So Sexy
4. That Soft Dior Look for Portraits
5. How to create Metal-Like Skin
6. The quick de-grunge trick
7. Comments and work flow from Amy Dresser(Download the PSD at the bottom of the post to see the work flow she used to achieve this)

Perfect Skin = Practice Cubed + Using a combination of all the above
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:02 PM
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RetoucherQ8, Welcome to RetouchPRO! Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.

I think your problem might be the interpetation of the technique of "Dodge & Burn" (using the 'Brush' tool) as opposed to using the dodge/burn tools..

you might find the following tutorials helpful:

1. Wet Skin
2. 5 different methods to achieve the Amy Dresser look, Amy Dresser Tutorial.pdf
3. So So to So Sexy
4. That Soft Dior Look for Portraits
5. How to create Metal-Like Skin
6. The quick de-grunge trick
7. Comments and work flow from Amy Dresser(Download the PSD at the bottom of the post to see the work flow she used to achieve this)

Perfect Skin = Practice Cubed + Using a combination of all the above
Thank you lol i kinda misunderstood the dodge/burn part i used the wrong tools lol i will try these tuts thank you again
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