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Old 11-01-2009, 03:27 PM
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Did I go too far?

http://i38.tinypic.com/1hi0i.jpg

Is this retouch fine or did i go a bit too far?
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:43 PM
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Re: Did I go too far?

I do hope you remained a gentleman.
(Apologies, but you probably saw that coming)

Not entirely sure which is before and which is after image, the photo go to rollover through a few stages. Starting image seems a bit too dark, final (final stages of the rollover) is a bit too light.

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Old 11-01-2009, 08:57 PM
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Re: Did I go too far?

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...or did i go a bit too far?
That's always quite subjective. It just depends on what you were trying to achieve. We can only critique less subjective parts of the image, i.e. individual features, left over blemishes, tell tale signs of repair, etc. To most of us, the image looks quite bright, like an over exposure. But, if that's what you wanted, or needed to portray, then it's fine. What you did around the eyes, mouth, hair all looks fine. However, it's always hard to critique a GIF, easier if the before and after were separate files.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:48 PM
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Re: Did I go too far?

I agree with TommyO, post a before and after pic side by side and let us know what you are trying to achieve.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:59 PM
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Re: Did I go too far?

lol Pavel I am a lady!


Before:
http://i35.tinypic.com/2qbcajq.jpg
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http://i38.tinypic.com/1zzi3ht.jpg
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:00 PM
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Re: Did I go too far?

Sorry guys, here is a bigger before

http://i33.tinypic.com/wk0lq9.jpg
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:18 AM
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Re: Did I go too far?

You didn't go too far at all.... actually... you probably didn't go far enough...

Add some contrast and some coolness to the temperature and you should be about at the right point.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:28 AM
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Re: Did I go too far?

To me, the specular highlights are too saturated.
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