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Old 08-16-2011, 05:30 PM
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Critique Please!

I've really settled on retouching for a future profession and have been practicing like crazy.

I've seen many people retouch this photo (including big names like Natalia Taffarel) I thought I'd give my spin on it.



I concentrated mostly on the face and skin...treating it basically as a beauty retouch. I didn't necessarily finish completely, but I liked the point where I was at and wanted to know things other people would fix well as any suggestions on fixing color in the hairline (which I can't seem to master completely yet)....
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:35 PM
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Re: Critique Please!

I like what you did, I find no critiques well done!
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:17 AM
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Re: Critique Please!

Good work. The only thing that stands out is that she has very sharp front teeth!
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:04 PM
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Re: Critique Please!

Good job! You might need to fix the shape of the ear- that`s my opinion. Where did you find that image (original)? I want to download and practice on it The girl is very pretty.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:10 PM
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Re: Critique Please!

I'm by no means an expert so take my advice as you like. I would probably try and fix her eyeliner a bit she's got more above her lashes on one side compared to the other. Also though I like the highlight on the eyelids it looks a tad blurry to me. I agree with onered about her teeth seeming very sharp but they look fairly sharp in the before as well.

Otherwise awesome job! I really like what you have done so far.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:12 AM
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Re: Critique Please!

Awesome job!! I like what you've done Sorry I know that's not a great critique but you've done well.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:10 PM
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Re: Critique Please!

I think that you did a good job. For another prospective, this one is to my own subjective tastes regarding skin color(s), darker BG to make her stand out, etc.

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:50 AM
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Re: Critique Please!

good job theres a few blemishes missed on the checks but easily fixed but on the whole very good
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:21 AM
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Re: Critique Please!

nice job sweetsurndr!
i love the way you tackled the hair!
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:26 PM
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Re: Critique Please!

Nice job, 2 things, there is a sharp highlight to the right of her right eye, maybe soften this, and her hairline is a bit blotchy in some parts more saturated than others.
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