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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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            • #7
              Try to keep a tiny details on the face, do not smooth it out totally. Soothing out fully makes it clear that you have edited it. Retouching should so light that no one would able to tell that the photo has been edited. The after effect should be natural , although the photo that you have edited is a fantasy type so you can do any thing you want with it but as long as it is a human face make sure that you leave some details.

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