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Old 12-20-2009, 10:43 PM
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MiningArt, loved the song.
You've done lots of great work in this one thread alone.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:18 PM
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Thanks aartist, when I saw Lyle's ice gal the song pop in my head.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:05 AM
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Don't like reading John, but did a quick browse of the poem you posted after I saw your response to aartist. lol

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Old 12-21-2009, 02:23 PM
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Worked on the lips, her right eye and neck hair removal.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:48 PM
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This is the original and my last version. Here I just backed off on the color and muted the hat a little. This has been a good learning exercise and my first attempt at retouching something. I can see where you get down to adjusting individual pixels to make fine changes. Thanks 204studios for making this image available to practice on.
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Of those posting I like leuallen, Larry's version the most.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:33 PM
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Great Pic .. took a try at editing it
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:42 PM
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Re: Retouch this Picture to your hearts content

MiningArt - John

Thanks for the complement.

I did this as practice after watching the Amy Dresser live broadcast. It was a departure from the way I normally work.

Many pixels were harmed in the the creation of this image - I worked with the dodge, burn, sponge, and stamp tools directly on a copy of the image to smooth the skin.

I used curves and Hue/Sat layers with masks to even out the skin tones. This really seems to make a difference. I was suprised to see how may layers Amy uses for this process. I used 14 little patches, many more than I had ever used before.

I used a softlight layer layer to bring out highlights and deepen shadows after the skin work was done. This is her signature 'carve' layer. I did not use her 'sparkle white' technique or the high pass sharpening.

I darkened the neck area with a curves layer/mask and a slight darkening vignette to bring out the face more.

When I was nearly done I noticed that the lower right jaw line was too prominent so I did a copy stamp of the work up to that point and used liquify to bring in the jaw slightly. This should have been done before the other work was started and the liguified layer copied to act as a new master so that when I was done, I could dial back the opacity to taste. I can't on this image as the retouch layer is now not in register with the base layer due to the liquify step. I tend to overretouch somewhat and like to reduce the effect when finished by chaning the opacity of the retouch group. I learned my lesson from this image and will now study the image more carefully before starting and do any liquify required at the beginning of the process.

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Old 12-21-2009, 11:07 PM
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A RAW File would be more interesting. However, thanks for the generosity.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:47 AM
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Re: Retouch this Picture to your hearts content

Here's my shot at it. Since it's not really comissioned work I took the liberty of a minor structural change. I've included some 100% crops since there can't go much detail in a 100k file.

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Old 12-22-2009, 03:14 AM
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HI

I have done this image. Please have a look.

Thanks

Amarjeet
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