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Old 02-07-2013, 12:15 AM
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My retouching, latest art work

What do you think about this, is it a magazine quality or not, please honest opinions

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t8c6dg594o...13-after.jpg?m AFTER

https://www.dropbox.com/s/brqsubewas...013-before.jpg BEFORE

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:30 AM
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Re: My retouching, latest art work

I love the before.
The after, well, it is cheesy! it is like cheap B movie poster. You asked for it
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:00 AM
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Re: My retouching, latest art work

The poor girl appears to have been created out of plastic and then airbrushed in the 1970's.
Comic book yes, magazine no.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:24 AM
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Re: My retouching, latest art work

Perhaps remove the watermark from the image and replace it with either the photographers mark or nothing at all.

I would have darkened the neck area and not made a hotter highlight as you have, I think it distracts from the face. Also I think the highlights in the face are overdone.

I like the skin tone change overall and I think it holds it own. Address the flyaways in the hair though and those crossover strands.

Apart from that I can't comment on skin texture or the like as the image is too small to tell.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:05 AM
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Re: My retouching, latest art work

I read once (I forget where, sorry) of "The Rule of 70." It holds that, whatever moves you make to an image, if you go back to it the next day and dial everything back to 70% intensity, you'll have a much more satisfying result. It's easy to push incremental moves too far and not realize it.

In this case, I'd suggest a Rule of 50. Try it. You'll like it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:35 PM
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Re: My retouching, latest art work

Amen to that edge. Sometimes I'll even restore 5% of the original just to bring back the little imperfections that make a picture plausible.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:07 PM
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Re: My retouching, latest art work

Ok, thanks for 70s remarks I went with amy dresser style, using her curve, where she desaturates the whole image. I am in fact using her curves. But I disabled it now.

So here is my third version without Amy dresser styling

I kind of like her style, but it is really hard to sculpt the face with dodge and burn
you can go overboard, but she goes overboard on many images if you ask me.

I am uploading high res this time so you can check the skin tone

https://www.dropbox.com/c/shmodel?ns...jpg&id=shmodel

And I went back and dialed down Dresser curve to 50%

This is what I got
https://www.dropbox.com/c/shmodel?ns...jpg&id=shmodel

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