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Old 11-09-2009, 06:00 PM
viksra viksra is offline
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I'm just looking to hear what is good and what is bad about the retouch itself. I know that I should have also changed her shoulders, but with that aside, what else? It was my first time manipulating hair to that extent... I like to keep my images looking realistic after the retouch.

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Old 11-09-2009, 07:51 PM
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The hair is WAY too molded. When I first opened it I didn't even realize that it was hair, I thought she was wearing a cap or something on her head. There needs to be some pieces and visible strands to the hair. More dimension. Right now it looks like one solid shape.
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:14 AM
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Viksra, I'd agree with Yowser's assessment. Sometimes, I think it's a nice touch to leave a strategically placed stray hair or two on the subject...it's a nice, natural touch and avoids the "helmet head" effect that many retouchers so often fall prey to.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:49 AM
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Re: Retouch

very nice skin retouch, you moved the hair from her eye nice , and hair is not bad except for the edge of the hair. i would lightening the shadow of her face a little bit...
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:02 AM
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The hair is WAY too molded. When I first opened it I didn't even realize that it was hair, I thought she was wearing a cap or something on her head. There needs to be some pieces and visible strands to the hair. More dimension. Right now it looks like one solid shape.
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Viksra, I'd agree with Yowser's assessment. Sometimes, I think it's a nice touch to leave a strategically placed stray hair or two on the subject...it's a nice, natural touch and avoids the "helmet head" effect that many retouchers so often fall prey to.
lol, I was trying to go for some of the retouch styling that Ruud92 does with his hair, which usually has perfect outer edges But I will keep it in mind to not make it look like a helmet next time ahaha. I would probably have been able to make the hair have more visible strands if the image wasn't low quality to begin with... I think most retouchers wouldn't even want to work with that image considering the quality of it to start off with... you can tell it wasn't a high quality image because you really can't see individual hairs in the original, but yeah... I will pay attention to it next time!

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very nice skin retouch, you moved the hair from her eye nice , and hair is not bad except for the edge of the hair. i would lightening the shadow of her face a little bit...
Thank you! Yeah the more I look at the edge of her hair... the more I think I should have just photoshopped a helmet on her hahaha. The burn part of the D&B on her cheek was also another concern of mine... I wasn't sure if it looked too burned considering the amount of lighting I applied to the rest of the face... It did seem a little dark considering the direction of which the light was shining on it. I like how you lightened it up and added the hair back in to the top.


Another thing... I think it's the best lip shine I've ever done
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