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Critique - 1st attempt

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Old 02-03-2010, 06:42 AM
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Re: Critique - 1st attempt

Originally Posted by flexmanta View Post
Ok, allow me to suggest where you could still go on working with this image. Good think is that the skin started in a good way. Dont make it softer, it's already looking realistic but flawless (that's the idea).

There are still some spots on the skin. Those you will start to see when you stop working for a while and then come back to the image again. Also the hair... one of the most significant moves you can do on a closeup beauty shot is getting the hair to look perfect in shape first, and in shade later. Try to get rid of all individual hairs that don't follow the main direction. Also, there is one thing you need to decide about how the light works on it. Sometimes you want completely uniform light to accentuate highlights (shampoo ad hair...), and some other times you want there to be noticeable differences in color and lightness to kind of get a feline hair kind of look (don't know how to call it).
Great - hair, I struggle with hair..

How do you "shape" it ?

For strays I guess Clone ?

Shade - D&B ?
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:57 AM
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Re: Critique - 1st attempt

Clone tool in darken mode on the HF layer. That's a job that may take around 2-4 hours, depending on the mess on the hair. Also you can copy some patches of hair too. I odn't know too much about hair, but that's what I do with hair.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:28 AM
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Ok guys - last one for now, got to go and try to earn some money..

Would love to know what you think.. I put more time into the hair.
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