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Old 05-28-2011, 08:12 AM
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dear lord... its embarassing

this portrait "professional" retouching software banner is AWFUL!!!

I understand ads help maintain the forum running, but...
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:38 PM
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Re: dear lord... its embarassing

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Old 05-28-2011, 10:22 PM
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Re: dear lord... its embarassing

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this portrait "professional" retouching software banner is AWFUL!!!

I understand ads help maintain the forum running, but...
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:17 AM
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Re: dear lord... its embarassing

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this portrait "professional" retouching software banner is AWFUL!!!

I understand ads help maintain the forum running, but...
LOL

I agree.... Looks pretty cheesy and overdone.

Moreover, I've tried Portrait Professional (they had a ridiculous discount for their version 9, got it for $39) and after trying it decided to invest the extra money ($150 more, I think) and bought Imagenomic Portraiture instead. Portraiture is much more "professional" to me.

The one thing Portrait Professional does that Imagenomic Portraiture doesn't do is physically change the shapes of peoples' faces -- and I don't mean through shading and shadows like we do here, I mean physically morph the face -- which is something I just don't do, and therefore don't need.

But I guess they gotta pay the bills around here
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:50 PM
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Re: dear lord... its embarassing

wow... changing shapes of faces is just wow... based on what? what a self confident little software that one is...
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:38 PM
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Re: dear lord... its embarassing

Not sure. Seemed like they move the cheekbones closer and elongate the rest of the features accordingly. But I only tried it once before switching to Imagenomic Portraiture.

I think Portrait Professional can be used in a more light-handed way. I saw one example someone did on the NAPP forum that looked really nice, but most of the other examples I've seen have been examples of too-smooth skin mostly.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:22 AM
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Re: dear lord... its embarassing

I saw a demo of it in focus on imaging. It's one of the most dreadful saddest things I've seen. Surely the secret to a good retouch is to look and train your eyes not run some crappy automatic warp and blurring program.
This sort of thing can really damage the industry.
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