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Old 12-21-2007, 03:35 PM
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Re: Is it just me....?

Amy, you want to become a great retoucher, practice ALL aspects of retouching, become great at masking and compositions. forget about skin, anyone can do it.....study and master color. all that only comes with major practice.

and def move past this thread!
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:36 PM
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I'm not going to comment on the standard of his work but I do object to thestealing of the work of others.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:38 PM
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I'm not worried about advertising, I've had some exhibtions and my works going to be in Advanced Photoshop in January, I've got my site and I wouldn't want to promote too early on as I'm still learning. Using channels like Advanced Photoshop means that I can be in the magazine later, or on their site. I've just finished doing a work placement with McFaul and made some good contacts there.

As far as marketing goes I think you just need a business head on and its just a question of getting it done, on my course we've sort of been thrown into that stuff already, I dont mind marketing at all and its great to see results from it.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:40 PM
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Amy, you want to become a great retoucher, practice ALL aspects of retouching, become great at masking and compositions. forget about skin, anyone can do it.....study and master color. all that only comes with major practice.

and def move past this thread!
Thats some comical timing there, you're so right.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:47 PM
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Re: Is it just me....?

only tip i can offer you at this point is when working on a file, that normally takes hours....take a 15 min break at the end, walk away from your screen....then come back and see all the mistakes you made. fine tune it. go in really deep, and search for any sign or trace of your retouching (smudged pixels, sloppy cloning, slightly off masks, etc.). that will make a huge difference in the quality of your professional work. those little things are huge.

ok, now get off this thread!
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:53 PM
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I'm not worried about advertising, I've had some exhibtions and my works going to be in Advanced Photoshop in January, I've got my site and I wouldn't want to promote too early on as I'm still learning. Using channels like Advanced Photoshop means that I can be in the magazine later, or on their site. I've just finished doing a work placement with McFaul and made some good contacts there.

As far as marketing goes I think you just need a business head on and its just a question of getting it done, on my course we've sort of been thrown into that stuff already, I dont mind marketing at all and its great to see results from it.
Then you shouldnt worry about amateurs out there as you're obviously quite awesome at retouching and on a whole other playing field with a top notch marketing strategy.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:55 PM
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Oh please, as i said i'm still learning and in no way do i think i have it sussed.
Now who's bashing other people.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:22 PM
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Re: Is it just me....?

Geez, Enkay,

I just went to your website and now I know why you're so defensive.
One of the photos you used as an example is not yours to use.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:36 PM
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Geez, Enkay,

I just went to your website and now I know why you're so defensive.
One of the photos you used as an example is not yours to use.
I know which one you're talking about. Third one in Basic Airbrushing.

That picture has been used in a tutorial to show how to smooth skin. I actually did that retouch myself and it's not the one from the tutorial. If you look closely you'll see I used a different technique and also fixed the eyebrow.

My website is not yet "launched" and all the pictures on it are gonna go soon anyway. It's all just place holders while I try some designs. Notice how half of the sections don't even work...

But thanks for accusing me of using other people's work!

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Old 12-21-2007, 04:40 PM
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I didn't accuse you of using some else's retouching work.
I said that photo is not yours to use.
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