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Old 02-14-2010, 06:27 AM
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Cheap is not a disqualification, it's just a qualification. Cheap... as in, expensive retouch services will never involve blur (unless used for special effects), and cheap ones do.
Okay then, peyorative.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:36 AM
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Here is my finished edit. Worked on it a few hours here and there, not sure of the total hours, but several to say the least. For a full size (about 3.5MB) click here.

Thank you Tony for a great opportunity to work on this.
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:08 PM
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Re: Would anyone like to practice...

Hello.

I'd like to say something good about this retouch, Thomp. You used d&b to smooth the skin quite well but you destroyed bone structure on the chest. You didn't repair hair. It still needs liquifying to smooth it. Besides that, it looks blurry. Especially on the right cheek by jaw.

Hope I helped a bit. Good luck with next retouches.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:44 AM
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... D&B is a neverending story.

i give up!
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:03 AM
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... D&B is a neverending story.

i give up!
The lighting of the photo already was great. Why did you supressed it? Now her cheekbone looks flat.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:14 AM
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Hi guys/girls
This is my first post. Thanks Tony for a great image - sharp, balanced, great light and lots of texture to work with. I decided to fix the hair a bit more than others had done and somehow, towards the end, veered off to a cooler background and more desaturated skintones. I know I could have spend way longer on it but it's close to 1am and I want to go to bed.

A larger file can be found here
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6467/mg1269l.jpg

Last edited by Phaeton; 01-24-2011 at 03:17 AM.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:18 AM
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Hi Phaeton,
the skin looks very good, but I don't like the deformation of her head very much. It looks like a different person since you liquified characteristic parts of her head. Maybe that was a little "too much" (just my 2 cents). Funny, I chose a similar look when it comes to desaturation and cooler backgroud color.

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So here we go, this is my result. This was my first serious beauty retouch and I put several hours of dodging and burning into it. Since I am still learning (well, I think we all are, even the pros), I would be glad to read some feedback on my work. I changed the hair because I actually think she looks more pretty like that, however you can see a version with the long hair (and a better quality of this one) here: http://bit.ly/9jhKvr

Thanks to Tony for the image, was a lot of fun working on it! And thanks to all you guys who posted their results so far - lots of inspiration. And @Flexmanta - just wow! Awesome and very professional work.

So what do you think?
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:58 AM
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I took another crack at it. Still not editing at full-res, but higher this time. I'm attaching before and after of scaled-down-so-you-can-see-the-overall-effect, and detail at the resolution I edited at.

I'm glad to see people looking at the uploads and offering specific comments. It's very helpful to have others' eyes on your work.
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:37 PM
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ungemeinfein: I like the change of hair style. It takes it from seeming like maybe she's just out of the shower to maybe she's wearing an off-the-shoulder gown for an evening out.

The skin looks very clean, and all of your reshaping is very subtle. I like the color over the eyes, but I think it calls for more color elsewhere on the face (cheeks and lips) for balance. I think you made the skin color too uniform over the whole face.
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:58 PM
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Hi guys/girls
This is my first post. Thanks Tony for a great image - sharp, balanced, great light and lots of texture to work with. I decided to fix the hair a bit more than others had done and somehow, towards the end, veered off to a cooler background and more desaturated skintones. I know I could have spend way longer on it but it's close to 1am and I want to go to bed.

A larger file can be found here
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6467/mg1269l.jpg
Nice work you did on the hair! Any tips!?
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