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Old 02-25-2010, 08:15 AM
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:25 AM
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Re: Skin...what do you think..

I took a crop of this image - when I look at it I see plenty of texture when viewed at this size..

Do you still really think this is too blurred ?

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:16 AM
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Re: Skin...what do you think..

Nose and cheek are mate, while the lips and all are glowing. And it's loosing volume. But that depends for what you want the image for.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:03 AM
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Re: Skin...what do you think..

If there is any texture you can bump it out and intensify with the High Pass Filter.

Btw: The image actually expresses some "Barby" feeling. This comes from the makeup colors, which are "plastic style" and the wide open eyes with some artificial looking lashes.

That may be the reason why it gives the illusion of being a fake. It is also very symmetrical, which is quite seldom in reality.

The picture really could profit from some structure or/and shine. And probably some tricky other inconsistencies (like tweaking the symmetry a bit).

Also the nose is very critical. You should give it more shadow and some "shape".

Well yes, it's really adding some dirt!
I get very often the impression that some (most) retouches would profit from keeping or even adding some inconsistencies with certain intention. It's all too perfect.

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:17 AM
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Re: Skin...what do you think..

By the way, this picture is very interesting in my opinion!
Because it actually playes with: "To fake or not to fake."

It's anyhow like an intended persiflage of the retouching paradigms.

The colors for the makeup are all out of order. Like applied by someone who is actually color blind or wanted to suggerate "perfect imperfection". They do not fit right. A provocation which should be intesified to give just more tension.

I mean, the entire expression of the picture is slightly "joking" or with other words somehow interesting ironic. (At least to me.)

I like it.

Try to make the lipstick color green!
(That's actually not meaned as a joke. Just to intensify that surrealistic provocative expression.)

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:21 AM
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If there is any texture you can bump it out and intensify with the High Pass Filter.

Btw: The image actually expresses some "Barby" feeling. This comes from the makeup colors, which are "plastic style" and the wide open eyes with some artificial looking lashes.

That may be the reason why it gives the illusion of being a fake. It is also very symmetrical, which is quite seldom in reality.

The picture really could profit from some structure or/and shine. And probably some tricky other inconsistencies (like tweaking the symmetry a bit).

Also the nose is very critical. You should give it more shadow and some "shape".

Well yes, it's really adding some dirt!
I get very often the impression that some (most) retouches would profit from keeping or even adding some inconsistencies with certain intention. It's all too perfect.

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"Blemish Pro" perhaps ?
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:40 AM
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Re: Skin...what do you think..

No. really. Add some structure and definition.
I finished joking for today.

Retouching ends often much too flat. Its like hunting for perfectionism.
But perfectionism is always boring. Perfectionism has no real beauty. It's artificial by nature.

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