RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

An image for retouching...not manipulation

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-23-2010, 06:50 PM
ezprod ezprod is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 55
An image for retouching...not manipulation

So I always considered myself pretty good at basic retouching. Getting rid of the bags under the eyes, cleaning up the pores and blemishes etc. Even stray hairs and that sort of thing. Color correction, balancing tones, all that stuff. But some of you guys are simply magical. I have to admit the blur technique I have used for years, still bringing enough of the image back that pores are still visible but I would love to see what people can do with the following image.

Any help you guys can do on this thing would be amazing. Would love to see what certain members such as flexmanta can do to her skin. I have been trying out the d&b method and man it is a skill! I am getting there but no fast enough.

Bear in mind the following information. The composition is exactly how I wanted it. I LOVE the way it is lit. However, there are issues with the models skin. The professional makeup artist did as good of a job as she could, but there is lots of work to be done to make the skin magazine worthy. I have uploaded a fullsize jpg for now for download and will update this thread with a dng later if people want to work with that instead. The jpg can be found at
FULLSIZE JPG
Attached Images
File Type: jpg jenny_sm.jpg (98.3 KB, 562 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 02-24-2010, 03:03 AM
Aiden Aiden is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5
Re: An image for retouching...not manipulation

Just say if you'd like a look at the full size version.
Here's a slightly bigger version: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/...972124_b_d.jpg
Attached Images
File Type: jpg little.jpg (99.7 KB, 267 views)

Last edited by Aiden; 02-24-2010 at 03:16 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 02-24-2010, 12:40 PM
ezprod ezprod is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 55
Re: An image for retouching...not manipulation

Aiden. Not bad. What techniques did you use. What exactly did you change? "work on" etc.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 02-24-2010, 01:19 PM
Aiden Aiden is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5
Re: An image for retouching...not manipulation

Not alot, a little bit of D&B on the skin, and mainly cloning and healing elsewhere. And a bit of a colour treatment that I thought fit the photo quite nicely.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 02-24-2010, 02:10 PM
flexmanta's Avatar
flexmanta flexmanta is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Spain
Posts: 339
Re: An image for retouching...not manipulation

We need the raw to recover that hair.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 02-24-2010, 03:17 PM
ME_wwwing ME_wwwing is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 105
Re: An image for retouching...not manipulation

new guy post. 2nd post. my 1st posted was posted in the wrong thread.

http://www.pbase.com/me_wwwing/image/122292845

Last edited by ME_wwwing; 02-27-2010 at 11:57 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 02-25-2010, 09:27 AM
shelly_and_roy shelly_and_roy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 16
Re: An image for retouching...not manipulation

It sounded like you were mostly concerned with fixing the facial skin, so I focused there. This is not a complete retouch, but a "proof" to see if this is the direction you wanted to move in.

I used frequency separation, and then applied smoothing to the low-frequency layer, masking as appropriate. I also enhanced the eyes and did a couple of heals on the skin but did not, for example, fix flyaway hair.

The crop is at full resolution, which required a lower quality setting than I might have liked to get it to the 100k limit. Still, should be good enough for proofing.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg rtp-not-manip_facecrop_before.jpg (96.8 KB, 264 views)
File Type: jpg rtp-not-manip_facecrop_after.jpg (97.2 KB, 295 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 02-25-2010, 12:46 PM
ezprod ezprod is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 55
Re: An image for retouching...not manipulation

Shelly and roy...looks good. I like the way you balanced the harsh edges the makeup artist did on her blush to create a real nice shape. Great job with the eyes as well. You didnt go too blue. I approve
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 02-25-2010, 04:37 PM
Gary Gary is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 226
Re: An image for retouching...not manipulation

Clone and healing brush to fix the skin blemishes; select curves to even the skin tones; Saturation/Highlights to regain some detail in her hair; smooth skin and apply Smart Sharpen to the lightness channel in LAB.

Cheers.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg ezprod.jpg (98.9 KB, 223 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 02-25-2010, 05:00 PM
ezprod ezprod is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 55
Re: An image for retouching...not manipulation

Gary...I love what you did to her, but I shot the background dark to help her pop. If you darkened the background then she would really "POP!" Looks great though, even small.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to ground this image ? buso23 Photo Compositing 10 02-18-2010 01:23 AM
Help to improve this image of a manuscript minoan Image Help 8 01-31-2010 12:31 PM
My first serious attempt to improve a image beezy40 Photo Retouching 7 09-12-2008 01:10 PM
Zoom a selected area of an image mytac Software 6 08-30-2008 06:13 PM
3D element in 2D image pixel_monkey Computer Generated Images 12 06-20-2008 01:08 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved