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Old 03-01-2010, 03:20 PM
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Care to practice and/or critique mine?

This is a photograph I took of my wife a few days ago and I have her permission to put it on here. She loved the "after" picture and she could not believe it actually came from the "before" picture. As you can tell, I rotated it and cropped it, and then did the skin retouching. Please let me know what you think of it and....if you are interested in practicing on the original raw image you can get it here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/53yqcd

I would love to see what others can do with it.

Thanks,

Dak
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:29 PM
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Re: Care to practice and/or critique mine?

I really like the tight crop (which got rid of a lot of extra clean-up work) and the just right amount of clean-up you did is very nice also...

No matter what anyone else says, as long as she is happy... thats all that counts...

Well Done!
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:35 PM
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Re: Care to practice and/or critique mine?

One thing that makes everybody, whether advanced image editor or just image viewer, realize, that a picture has been edited is when the quality drastically changes within the image.
Unfortunately that's the case with your image. The hair and eyes are still pretty noisy, the skin on the other hand is pretty clean.
So after blurring you should reintroduce some noise using the "Filter"-"Noise"-"Add Noise".

But as 0lBaldy said, if she likes it, than it's great :-).
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:18 PM
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Re: Care to practice and/or critique mine?

Hi I took a shot at the one of your shoulder shot, that one doesn't look edited, hope you like what I did
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:56 PM
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:01 PM
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i'm sorry i'm new here and i don't know how to post but i did a version of one of your pics but i have this all messed up SORRY
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:11 PM
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i'm sorry i'm new here and i don't know how to post but i did a version of one of your pics but i have this all messed up SORRY
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:41 PM
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IMG_0488.dng.png i don't know i hope i did this right lol i find thjis quite confuseing
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:10 AM
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Re: Care to practice and/or critique mine?

I warmed the image, slightly softened the lines, fixed the blouse around neck. increased her smile can you notice it? Tried to keep her as natural as possible
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:12 AM
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Re: Care to practice and/or critique mine?

Dak - great crop, good edit. print it and put it in the family room.
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