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Old 02-17-2010, 02:51 PM
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Sports retouching

Hey everyone. Ive been around on the forums for a while and my focus is normally on fashion retouching like many on here. The reason i am posting is that someone recently asked me if i could retouch a boxing picture of them as a favor. I said no problem because it was his boxing debut and have never done a sports photo so i thought that it would be a great challenge. The problem is when i sit down to work on the photo i dont really know where to go. I dont feel that heavy skin retouching common on Fashion photos is appropriate for a sports photo because in boxing its not about looking pretty. its about the mood of the picture. Creating an atmosphere of intimidation which im not familiar with.

I uploaded the original picture that im working on to here

http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...ey=zf5zomckhdz

please let me know what you think. I would really appreciate help on this one.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:41 PM
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Re: Sports retouching

I look at this photo and think about a photojournalist item, not the kind of photo to be retouched. Is just my opinion but the mood you´re looking for "maybe" is not the quote of this subforum.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:06 PM
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Re: Sports retouching

You have the pic...if you were the retoucher for a client the client would probably tell you the look or mood they would want. In turn, you give them an estimated price...if they like the price you do the work. How much time and detail probably would depend on the price they are willing to pay and your own integrity. If you are doing for yourself you will tread it like a piece of art...how you are feeling in a given day...what you do today may be different if you did the same retouch in a month...just depends what comes to mind, what you feel, or a new technique you've learned...there is no right answer.

I like looking at ESPN magazine. They put a lot of effects and retouches into their pictures. The past few years I see alot of Grunge both in the pic and the type and definitely when I see their boxing shots. That is the mood today, it constantly changes, but it provides me some ideas when I retouch my own photos which are typically sports.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:20 PM
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Re: Sports retouching

Thanks skydog. Im not charging or anything its just more of a way to get out of what i normally do. Could you or anyone possibly point me in the direction of an appropriate "grunge" tutorial or just some examples of what you would consider good work done on sports pictures. It would be very helpful
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:22 PM
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Re: Sports retouching

There is someone on here who I think specialises in sport retouching, DJSoulGlo or something like that. Track him down, maybe he can point you in the right direction.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:19 PM
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Re: Sports retouching

Another place to look for ideas...
http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ad.php?t=28714
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:57 PM
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Re: Sports retouching

Nice pic. How's this?
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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Re: Sports retouching

If it was my friend I would probably give him something like this using a Dragan effect action then blending and masking it some.... maybe even with some text
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:03 PM
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Re: Sports retouching

Baldy..very nice...I was thinking the same...
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:38 PM
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Thanks skydog
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