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Old 12-22-2009, 03:21 AM
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HI

I have done this image. Please have a look.

Thanks

Amarjeet
I think you forgot to attach it ^^
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:29 PM
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Re: Retouch this Picture to your hearts content

Hi Everyone... great site. I'm not a retoucher but I wanted to try this challenge. It was addicting!
I would LOVE it if you guys would give me hard cc. Tell me everything I did wrong and what I omitted. Now, if only I knew what size we are suppose to post... :0
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:36 PM
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Hi Everyone... great site. I'm not a retoucher but I wanted to try this challenge. It was addicting!
I would LOVE it if you guys would give me hard cc. Tell me everything I did wrong and what I omitted. Now, if only I knew what size we are suppose to post... :0
Love your enthusiasm! Welcome to retouchPro, mate.

You can upload the picture to Flickr (the full res) and a little thumbnail here. Max allowed by the site is 100K.

Mart
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:34 PM
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Re: Retouch this Picture to your hearts content

Ok thank you, I hope i uploaded the images correctly.

This is the first image I ever retouched, I've only cleaned up and post processed the photos I take. It was really fun to me and I would love to get a wacom tablet to do it some more. The mouse was really tedious. What size would you guys recommend?

Here's what I did to the photo:
1.Cleaned up the blemishes and lines on her face with the healing tool.
2.removed the hair from all around her face, some with healing and some with clone tool.
3. Fixed her mouth by copying the right side and pasting to left side, then warping. Liquified to bring some of ther top lip down. (she was snarling a little lol)
4. Burned and dodged on her lips to give it some form and darken it.
5. used a curves layer to deepen contrast in her eyes. Added some light opposite catchlight.
6. Filled in eyebrows and reshaped by cloning around them. (now that was a pain!)
7. Burned and dodged her neck then darkened it a little.
8. Made her chin smaller by warping.
9. made neck smaller also.
10. sampled her skin color and did a color fill on hue blending mode and masked to even out skin tone a little. (prob not enough)
11. hue/sat layer to lighten and desat the skin a little.
12.over all burning at low opacity to try to contour her face. (not really sure how to do that though)
13. selective sharpened her eyes, mouth, nostrils and a little on her hair and hoodie.

as far as I can remember, that's it.
ETA: oh yeah, I also copied her eye lashes from her left eye and pasted onto her right eye to hide my nasty looking hair clone around that eye. lol

Please don't hold back on the criticism.. The tougher the better!





Here's the full rez.

http://www.photosbykit.com/retouchpro/full_rez.jpg

Thank you so much!!
ETA: added original thumb to compare...
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:46 PM
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Re: Retouch this Picture to your hearts content

I like what you have done.
Also, liked the great description of your retouch steps.
You put me to shame in both categories.

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:52 PM
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Not hardly aa! Yours is gorgeous. I'd love to know how you get the skin so even. I always shoot babies and kids so they don't need much touching up.

give me some criticism will you?
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:53 PM
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Re: Retouch this Picture to your hearts content

Hey no problem. I have been taught by the retouchPRO's community (and not only in terms of retouching), so I feel good giving what it was gave to me

"Messy Luminosity"... It's when you have several patches of different contrast all over the skin meaning that the 'skin' needs to be more soft. The fact is that the light should be softer, not the skin, but both are chained like the heat to the fire. Will attach an example of that. The skin looks like crumpled or crumped paper (sorry my English) so you need to soft that deffect. Applyes the same for the color. At global sight/look, the color changes suddenly from an area to another, meaning you should smooth the transitions (it's very related to the same thing about luminosity, fixing this one, color also will be fixed, but it will need some tweaks as well, don't know how to explain it, but the color/luminosity jumps between areas are too big).

You can also dim a bit the shinning areas next to her nose, mouth and chin. There are many minor details such as the little red spot in her top right lip or the sudden color/luminosity change around her mouth in relation to the rest of the sorrounding skin.

Mart

forgot the "messy luminosity" example:
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:03 PM
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Quantum... boy do you have good eyes!!

Thank you so much, I now see all of that! Could you elaborate on the "messy luminosity"? Not sure what that means. Also about the unbalanced skin color. Do you mean it's not even? I will look up those tuts you gave me. I can't thank you enough.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:42 PM
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Re: Retouch this Picture to your hearts content

Quantum.. I added the original to the thumnails and enlarged my thumnail so you could comapare. Thank you for that detailed explaination. I purposely didn't soften the skin, even though I do have portraiture, because I thought they did not soften for retouching.

So, it is ok to soften? I see what you mean about the shiny spots too.
Thanks again.

aartist- thank you too!
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:54 PM
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Re: Retouch this Picture to your hearts content

There are retouchers that like dodging and burning and others that like blurring the image. I personally do both things. I just don't find useful wasting the time dodging and burning when the same result can be achieved by applying some HP technique. I use to D&B when the HP doesn't help and viceversa, so I mix the best of each technique
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