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Old 09-16-2009, 03:19 PM
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I'm gradually moving from blurring techniques to d&b and the result is pretty great. The outcome is very sharp and clean...the only down side is time...it takes a long time to do one image...
So what do you think? Did I do it well?
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:51 PM
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Re: D&b

I think the image looks great but do you have a before to see what work went into it?

Two things I'd look at from a creative perspective:

* the whites of the eye seem to still have a bit of a red cast to them. I would clean that up some and also maybe sharpen the irises for some drama.

* The color of the eyes and the shadow are so similar, maybe you could make them more unique, desaturate the shadow or something to make the eyes themselves pop more.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:06 PM
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Re: D&b

You're right, her eyes still have a bit of a red cast. Thank you. I will fix that...it's just after staring at it for hours sometimes you don't see things, they blend in. =))
Here is the original:
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:51 PM
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I see you caught lots of little imperfections from the original. It's really excellent, high-quality work.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:25 AM
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I can't open headshot. Which is the problem?
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:36 PM
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Re: D&b

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I can't open headshot. Which is the problem?
hm...try now...
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:51 AM
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Re: D&b

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hm...try now...
Well done, now it's ok.

Excuse me, Hennadiyk, I have some questions for you.

I am able to retouch photo of woman faces using
the tecnique of surface blur on a layer mask. But the result isn't good and realistic as with D&B tecnique. I have read the d&b tutorial , but i don't have understood how to do.

1) when you use dodge, you must pass on all the surface or on the dark areas, or on the light areas?
2) and when you use burn, where you must pass?

3) how much time for the sample you have post?

Thanks

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Old 09-18-2009, 07:25 AM
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Well done, now it's ok.

Excuse me, Hennadiyk, I have some questions for you.

I am able to retouch photo of woman faces using
the tecnique of surface blur on a layer mask. But the result isn't good and realistic as with D&B tecnique. I have read the d&b tutorial , but i don't have understood how to do.

1) when you use dodge, you must pass on all the surface or on the dark areas, or on the light areas?
2) and when you use burn, where you must pass?

3) how much time for the sample you have post?

Thanks

Max
Hi Max,

I'm new at D&B but it's a really interesting technique. The first time I tried I just didn't understood it but I'm getting the idea.

the first thing I do is adding a curves adjustment layer and I pull up the middle of the curve quite a lot, till brightening almost everything and I set the opacity of the brush to 100% and the flow to 1% (I don't have a digital pen). Then invert the mask and start painting the ares you see look dark against whiter pixels. It's a pixel job so it takes lot of hours. Then I add another curve where I pull down the middle of the curve down and invert the mask. That will be useful for balancing other areas of the image. I think the criteria to where to enlight and where to dark is what's the predominant lightness in the area and erasing the part which shoulnd't be there, just like a blemish. Put a HUE adjustment layer above all the layers and desaturate. That will help you to find the gaps between tones more easily.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:18 AM
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Re: D&b

not sure if you have seen that one: http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...torial-up.html
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:43 AM
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Re: D&b

Also, using a tablet with pressure sensitivity is a major help when doing D&B. It allows you to be so much more accurate in your efforts.

My starting point is two layers, one to do healing and cloning to resolve larger or more obvious flaws, and then the D&B layer to resolve all the subtleties. You must use a very soft brush set at a very low flow rate for best results and it takes a lot of time. Be patient.
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