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Old 09-10-2016, 02:29 PM
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Re: what am I missing for decoding this look?

Ok, you need to go to a kiosk and BUY A COPY OF VOGUE. You haven't developed a taste yet. That PSD is fine, but far from perfect.

I mean those eyes are f-ing freaky.

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Old 09-10-2016, 04:53 PM
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Ok, you need to go to a kiosk and BUY A COPY OF VOGUE. You haven't developed a taste yet. That PSD is fine, but far from perfect.

I mean those eyes are f-ing freaky.
What PSD is that? I don't see one in any of the links.
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Old 09-10-2016, 04:57 PM
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Tony, this is perfect...is this your work?
totally what i wanted/needed to see.

I'll assiduously study the layers to see what i'm missing.
thank you much, exactly what I needed
Not guilty, it's been removed so must be bad
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:21 PM
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What PSD is that? I don't see one in any of the links.
I sent it to OP.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:23 PM
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Tulack, was that your work in the PSD?
It was a great retouch, or what i was looking for...

Layer4 is that clone stamp?
and i've never seen the Db layer set to Linear Light...
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:37 PM
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Re: what am I missing for decoding this look?

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Tulack, was that your work in the PSD?
It was a great retouch, or what i was looking for...

Layer4 is that clone stamp?
and i've never seen the Db layer set to Linear Light...
You have all the information you need in EXIF.
Layer 4 can be anything you comfortable with.
It's not db layer. It's IHP. Turn off the mask to see.
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:19 AM
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Re: what am I missing for decoding this look?

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Tulack, was that your work in the PSD?
It was a great retouch, or what i was looking for...

Layer4 is that clone stamp?
and i've never seen the Db layer set to Linear

I will say I like Tulack's sensibilities, but don't get caught up too much on mechanical details.

My point was to stress on sensibilities. You may want to take a picture of someone standing in front of a brick wall. Check the perspective relative to the subject. Check the scale of the bricks relative to the subject. Both of these were certainly off, but beyond that it's just very tacky. You are likely to develop better taste with time.

Obtaining a good complexion can be done via small moves. You fix the worst bits of roughness first, moving to smaller and smaller details. Click your retouching on and off from time to time. Compare the before and after to anatomical references if needed. It will help you understand when you have obscured the shape of a particular bone or muscle.

I'm not sure of her natural skintone. The color of her face is quite different from that of her hands, but it's not clear whether it's partly makeup or all a natural occurrence.

I would probably do something closer to this, although I'm still not fond of the hands. Note that I did this with a mouse and magic wanded a couple things for masking. It's not what I would do at a technical level for any real project. I just want you to get some idea of how I would approach certain aspects. This is consistent with my previous suggestion.

I would continue on to get a better appearance from the hands and smooth out those highlights somewhat, among other things. You can get a very flawless appearance with small steps.

I changed my mind. This is the direction I would go if someone showed me your original reference as reference.
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