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Mastering Retouching DVD by Nick Saglimbeni.

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Old 03-05-2010, 11:39 PM
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However, I would've liked to see more difficult cases for this method. Most of his models are near perfect already so it doesn't show how this effect would work on real people.

Here is my try on a "real person" (acne problem).
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- This is only my FIRST TRY at this techn. I'm just practicing.
- I am not a professional.
- I've only touched the skin so far (not the eyes/eyebrows/hair....).
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:46 AM
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Not bad Channy, how long did it take you to do that?
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:47 PM
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Well to be honest it's been mentioned a few times now but Natalias and Nicks are aimed at different audiences. It's chalk and cheese so please don't make comments like one I under or over the other, especially as you have seen neither.

At the end of the day you have made your point that you don't see any value in it so I don't see what you are trying to acheive in dwelling on the same point. No one is forcib you to buy it.

Just my 2 cents.
Well said! and agreed.
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:33 PM
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two mins blur and mask
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:48 PM
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two mins blur and mask
LOL, good example... although I would move the text to show the cheek completely
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:58 PM
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Re: Mastering Retouching DVD by Nick Saglimbeni.

it really doesn't matter...there are those who understand and those who never will...
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:19 PM
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Re: Mastering Retouching DVD by Nick Saglimbeni.

Thanks Cuervo and Matt. I think it took me about 40 min. I was bouncing back and forth between the video and photo, trying to follow along.
I haven't finished watching all the videos yet, but I like them and look forward to getting better at the techniques. Like I said, I'm not a pro. But, I enjoy learning and trying new things.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:36 AM
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Yup, there is a lot to understand by using a 72 dpi image copied, blurred and re-uploaded. The first thing is that it's not nearly an accurate representation of time that it takes to make a normal high-res image look good. What you need to do is throw that 1 min blur on your best high-res image with the same magnitude of skin blemishes, post it up and we'll see how good it looks then. All the magazine covers and commercial ads that this technique has been used in is I guess irrelevant now because of your example on a low-res screen shot. Please teach those of us who do not yet understand what it is we need to lean from you, old wise one.

I reckon that this DVD isn't for you. You already are a master retoucher and have everything there is to learn in the bag. We get it. You are a Jedi of all digital art. And you know what? That's cool. But if it's really your mission to stop everyone else from buying the evil retouching DVD and save the world from something that they might like, then I guess you need to get on with it. Do you really care who buys what? Or do you just need to feel like your "right" and anyone who thinks otherwise is "wrong"?
LOL skydog was showing that the example posted by chani can be done with blur as well. Just because yo don't like it doesn't mean its wrong.

I think its healthy to have these types of posts, I also think that it would be better to see an example of a higher resolution image or a 100% crop. To see if the blur stands its ground or not.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:07 AM
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Re: Mastering Retouching DVD by Nick Saglimbeni.

Let me tell you...

One day I came out of the club at 2am and was approached by a crackhead who offered to sell me "a secret" for $5...

I say that to say this, consider the source of the person who is trying to sell the secret. Nick's method is clearly successful for his line of work (100 covers is proof of that IMO) While some may balk at the price, you can not tell someone what price to sell their product for. That's like telling Mercedes Benz or Ferrari that they should lower the price of their cars. Ultimately, the market will determine if Nick's price is too high. If it is too high, sales of the DVDs will reflect that and series will, most likely, drop in price.

BTW, I do not have the series because I, quite simply, can't afford it...
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Re: Mastering Retouching DVD by Nick Saglimbeni.

True, but if that is so why use all the marketing language like "stuff the pros won't tell you" if clearly he's got hundreds of covers under his belt.... And yes anyone can sell whatever they want for the price they want, just don't expect that everyone will love it... Its like saying, yeah please say all the nice things you can but to the nay sayers please stay silent...
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