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A picture (realistic portrait) to work on.

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Old 02-23-2010, 05:58 PM
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Re: A picture (realistic portrait) to work on.

Hi , a slightly bigger more finished version...
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:32 PM
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Hi Everyone, this is my first time at loading to this site for critique please be kind,
I softened around the eyes to reduce wrinkles as the model is not smiling, ladies of this age do not want strong lines, I know because this could be me. I darkened her lips and enlarged her eyes.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:57 PM
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Re: A picture (realistic portrait) to work on.

I always feel that a retoucher should stay true to both the model and the photog so basically this is my two cents. If a model has wrinkles she should still have wrinkles. They shouldnt overpower but she should still look like her. I did a little color balance, a reduction of flaws and smoothing of skin tone and texture .

With more time, I would fix the hair on her neck and any flyaways around the top.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:39 PM
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Re: A picture (realistic portrait) to work on.

I did make some 'glam' changes ... hopefully, not too much.

Thanks for the post.


Cheers!
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:28 PM
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Re: A picture (realistic portrait) to work on.

I found "reality" a challenge because the starting image was so hot on the cheek and not in great focus. (oops, and I didn't notice there was a higher rez version till after the fact.) A RAW, or a flatter rendition, would have provided a better starting point.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:22 AM
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Re: A picture (realistic portrait) to work on.

Yes, the web version of the picture has been too much blured on scaling down from the original, which actually is good in focus.

So many response!
I did not expect that.

I think, there is a clear favourit.
But each work has something interesting in it.

It is also very interesting to see, how different retouchers see things different.

Thanks to all, participating on the thread!

Jason
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:28 AM
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Re: A picture (realistic portrait) to work on.

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I always feel that a retoucher should stay true to both the model and the photog so basically this is my two cents. If a model has wrinkles she should still have wrinkles. They shouldnt overpower but she should still look like her...
Good point! Sometimes wrinkles even make the picture!

It very often happened to me, that I found pictures with old people estonishing appealing and interesting. Even more interesting than those unified "super lifted" beauty models, who finally look all the same and even boring to me...
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:37 PM
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Re: A picture (realistic portrait) to work on.

Tried to keep your model's age the same.

I looking to give her a romantic, smoky (?) look.

The lushness of her hair and the way it was featured gave me direction.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:02 PM
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Re: A picture (realistic portrait) to work on.

still learning how to post
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:04 PM
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Re: A picture (realistic portrait) to work on.

a tad here and there. to much for you?

http://www.pbase.com/me_wwwing/image/122333628
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