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  • Critique Fantasy Photo?

    Hi Guys, I'm trying to better my photo retouching skills and retouching practice photos. Can you give me some feedback so I can get better please?

    https://ibb.co/nQkAoo

    Thanks!
    Image winter Witch before after hosted in imgbb.com

  • #2
    I like the face and crown, the skin, lips, looks a bit rough but I like it, I think it suits in this picture, the hair needs some work, for me, it looks worst than the original, looks blurry and roughly cut.
    As a personal opinion, maybe try a little more exposure and a little bit of a warm tone on the background.

    Cheers!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Argos View Post
      I like the face and crown, the skin, lips, looks a bit rough but I like it, I think it suits in this picture, the hair needs some work, for me, it looks worst than the original, looks blurry and roughly cut.
      As a personal opinion, maybe try a little more exposure and a little bit of a warm tone on the background.

      Cheers!

      You are completely right about the hair being borked. Ive fixed a lot of the hair, and also took your advice on the bg.

      V2. https://ibb.co/eiwpET

      Thanks!
      Image winter Witch before after hosted in imgbb.com

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      • #4
        Better with the hair, about the background the exposure I mentioned it's because you add quite an exposure to the face, if you don't match it with the background it looks more pasted.

        I made a fast visual example, my english is not so good so this maybe can help to explain my point XD( i didn't expose the face that much but I think it works as an example anyway)

        https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/41916382580_be9d3d3ae1_c.jpg

        Cheers!

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        • #5
          Often these questions come down to taste and what your goals are with the image. So I can tell you what I would go after first, but you may prefer a different look.

          The first thing I would do is clean up the skin so we see less roughness. The chin area has the most prominent issues. I would also hit the bigger roughness on the lips. I would smooth the blue makeup lines into the shape I wanted. Then dodging and burning the features and shadows on the face to taste.

          The next set of choices go to the color in the image. I would decide on the skintone direction first and even out the colors so whichever way you go, it isn't blotchy.. Do you want a more pleasing natural skintone or are you after a more white to icy-blue color range? Does the hair go to a more warm or more cool direction? Right now, the image is a bit in the luke-warm-in-between range. I would be decisive. Once the subjects coloring is chosen, I would shift the background in either an analogous (or perhaps even the same range of hues) or go with a complimentary color.

          Overall, I think the image would benefit from more contrast both in tonality and color.

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          • #6
            Hi, Beautiful photo. Her skin needs a bit of retouching or smoothing. Also, some dodging and burning will help with the lighting on the face. Hope this helps

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