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Old 10-28-2010, 12:17 PM
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Re: B&W or color for retouched image

Boneappetit - I'm not from Germany. I'm a Californian.

What gives you the impression i'm from Germany?
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:52 PM
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Re: B&W or color for retouched image

Never mind, maybe your nickname.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:28 PM
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Re: B&W or color for retouched image

It could be that it just shows up MUCH bigger on the screen, and so has a bigger immediate impression because I can see all the details. But I just think it has a better mood to it.

I'm not knocking the color version, but the black and white one just leaps out at me a bit more.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:37 PM
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Re: B&W or color for retouched image

The colour version seems a little warm to me but I'm not on my calibrated monitor at the moment so I could be wrong about that.

I much prefer the B&W but it doesn't look like you did any retouching of her hair. Specifically, the flyaways camera left across from her forehead and those around her camera-right ear. Try the clone stamp on Darken.

The only other thing I would improve on in the B&W version is to darken her forward shoulder. It appears brighter than her face so my eye goes from her eyes to her shoulder, then to her forehead. Other than those minor things, I think it looks great!
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:43 AM
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Re: B&W or color for retouched image

Yep, I didn't touch the hair.

I did darken the highlight on shoulder. I guess it could be a tad darker to match the highlights on face better.

Thanks for your input to all that have commented. These are issues that I can keep in mind when retouching.

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The colour version seems a little warm to me but I'm not on my calibrated monitor at the moment so I could be wrong about that.

I much prefer the B&W but it doesn't look like you did any retouching of her hair. Specifically, the flyaways camera left across from her forehead and those around her camera-right ear. Try the clone stamp on Darken.

The only other thing I would improve on in the B&W version is to darken her forward shoulder. It appears brighter than her face so my eye goes from her eyes to her shoulder, then to her forehead. Other than those minor things, I think it looks great!
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:36 PM
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Re: B&W or color for retouched image

I really liked both versions.
Did you do anything special for the skin, or just healing brush?
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:17 PM
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Re: B&W or color for retouched image

I d say the color version is better. The image goes a bit into beauty and i just feel like that needs to be in color. Its hard to tell really...but in my opinion color is definitly better here...B&W better on different images...specially on those where you have way more freedom with playing arround on shadows!
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:07 PM
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Re: B&W or color for retouched image

isaac- d&b plus all that frequency separation and inverted high pass stuff. Use lots of the techniques you find here.

JayRiches - I get where you are coming from with color and beauty. Don't understand the B&W and more freedom when playing shadows.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:15 PM
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Re: B&W or color for retouched image

Oh, nice (:
Well done
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:49 AM
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Re: B&W or color for retouched image

I couldn't help to notice the original has a signature and the retouched doesn't.

It makes it look like you removed the photographer's signature which makes it look like you didn't have permission to edit it, nor a RAW file to work with. Which makes you look very bad.

I don't like assuming things so...
Why does the original have a signature?

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