Houston, Texas, US
I'm very new to retouching. This is probably the 5th or 6th image I have worked with. I am mainly concerned on whether I have over processed this?
Mar 21 12 09:10 pm Link
West Hollywood, California, US
It is a bit over-retouched and the masking/composting could be cleaner. Keep up at it though.
Mar 21 12 10:54 pm Link
Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
yes you did over process it...and what you did to her skin is not acceptable anymore.
here is a good channel for you to start learning...just watch the English ones :
Mar 21 12 11:13 pm Link
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
Mar 22 12 01:25 pm Link
East Newark, New Jersey, US
Just keep in mind that the more you take out the more fake it looks. I like the idea but for me she doesn't look human. I think this would work for Glamour retouching and they are lots of retouchers on MM that do this look (in minutes I have seen the comments "Here my quick attempt in 25mins"). If that is what you were trying to do please disregard what I said because I know close to nothing when it comes to Glamour retouching.
Mar 24 12 10:23 am Link
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
The first image is much nicer! Why does it even need retouching? Her face is perfect! Just deblob the background and you're done!
Mar 24 12 10:37 am Link
Braşov, Braşov, Romania
Yes, it looks over-done. I would suggest you look up dodging and burning as opposed to blurring for skin smoothing.
Mar 24 12 12:24 pm Link
Amsterdam, New York, US
Mar 24 12 02:14 pm Link
Houston, Texas, US
Thank you all for your honesty. It really is appreciated. I will come back and redo this image in a couple of months and see where I am.
As far as the photo needing retouching, I'm sure you are right and that it does not need it. I only used this image for practice. And it was put up on this forum for that very reason.
Mar 28 12 06:38 pm Link
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
IAM Photo Retouch wrote:
In the end, that can never be an excuse. If you really think an image does not need any retouching, then dont retouch it
Mar 28 12 07:36 pm Link