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Old 05-16-2010, 11:47 PM
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Before-after, results not good?

I spent 6 hours editing this image that I photographed myself. At the very end, I do not like the results and I can not put my finger on what is wrong with the image. Can you please critique this image, be honest please? Originally, during the D&B process, I had destroyed some of the natural contours of the face and the face looked very flat. I brought some of that back and added some additional contouring. It looks better but still something is wrong. Any opinion will be highly appreciated it.

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Old 05-16-2010, 11:57 PM
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Re: Before-after, results not good?

Honestly I don't think it's bad. The only thing I see is that there are those "blotches" on the arm that you could have perhaps gotten rid of.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:12 AM
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Honestly I don't think it's bad. The only thing I see is that there are those "blotches" on the arm that you could have perhaps gotten rid of.
Thank You for your opinion
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:32 AM
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Re: Before-after, results not good?

In our culture, makeup is often applied to the face only. This does not work in this case. The rest of her skin is darker and of a different color. Sync skin luminosity and color; the neck in particular should be a close match.

You should also get rid of the low frequency patterns on her skin.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:53 AM
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Re: Before-after, results not good?

great work fotogen the only problem i see is in the edges of the hair, they r too blurred.. you may want to reduce the skin effect to make it look more natural and i'd do some work on the eye as well
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:10 AM
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Re: Before-after, results not good?

I agree, the face looks great but the rest of the body does not really match in terms of color and blotchiness.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:05 AM
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Re: Before-after, results not good?

I'd also say that her nose has lost some definition (although it didn't have to much to begin with), therefore it looks kind of flat and bumpy.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:53 AM
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Re: Before-after, results not good?

I'd say, it is a good work, but incomplete. You applied D&B only to her face, and the chest and arm does not match the D&B work. I understand it would have take you a long long time to do the whole picture. By the way it is an excellent shot, and I really like the fact that it has a natural look, almost any makeup.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:40 PM
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Re: Before-after, results not good?

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I'd also say that her nose has lost some definition (although it didn't have to much to begin with), therefore it looks kind of flat and bumpy.
Can you please elaborate on what you mean by "nose has no definition", meaning shadows are not well defined? Any idea as to how to fix it. Do I make the base of the nose brighter to give it more definition and have it stick out more?

Thank you in advance
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:44 PM
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You should also get rid of the low frequency patterns on her skin.
What do you mean by low frequency patterns on her skin? Can you please point me to where you are taking about? Also, please advise as to how I can fix it.

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