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before/after need help with retouching!

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Old 10-16-2010, 02:23 PM
diddlez diddlez is offline
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before/after need help with retouching!

hi, I'm a new member here. I have just retouched the attached photo but I need some help with her nose and her chin area where the shadows start. I want to smooth out the skin.

For the chin part, since it is darker than the rest of her face, should I create a new curve layer and mask from there?

Something is missing on her nose. I can't pinpoint it. any help is much appreciated.

Files can also be viewed here:

It is taking me forever. Perhaps I am just impatient.

CC is very welcome.

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Old 10-20-2010, 11:34 AM
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Re: before/after need help with retouching!

Hello diddlez,

To enhance your image you should dodge and burn the skin in order to reveal the details while keeping the texture.

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