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FeatheredPixels

Posts: 327

Port of Spain, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

whew haven't posted in this forum in a minute

I decided to take  part in a retouching competition on fb 'cuz I was bored :p

The chosen image was mandatory for everyone to work on so i had no choice tongue

Photographer: Anton L. photography

facebook group:http://www.facebook.com/groups/retouch2011/

here's the before and after image http://featheredpixelsrs.deviantart.com/#/d4x8o1d

here's a link to the image I retouched where the details can be seen feel free to zoom in wink http://featheredpixelsrs.deviantart.com/#/d4xppv9

Oh and let em know what I could have done better or differently smile

Thanksss ^^

Apr 26 12 01:25 am Link

Retoucher

OTTO poste1

Posts: 194

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I think you have done a great job, looks like you spent a lot of time on it.
For some reason I get a feeling of too much on the iris of the eyes though, that maybe only a question of tastes though,
there is a line of light right underneath her eyebrows that bugs me,
she lost her bone structure, makes her face look fake in contrast to the hair.

Apr 26 12 02:10 am Link

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Sofia Zasheva

Posts: 154

Sofia, Sofija grad, Bulgaria

You have a few edges that are not quite right -lips, eyebrows (the bottom edge), the liner (there is a white edge between the lashes and the liner and it should not be like that). Her teeth look a bit too bright and soft.

Apr 26 12 02:51 am Link

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FeatheredPixels

Posts: 327

Port of Spain, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Thanks for the feedback guys smile

I agree my lines are a bit harsh and unnatural sad

Apr 26 12 03:20 am Link

Retoucher

nebulaoperator

Posts: 343

London, England, United Kingdom

Hi FeatheredPixels ,

I like those gentle tones and subtle retouch. Apart from what being said by fellow retouchers I would work on the eyebrows. I would prefer to keep that natural curve on the bottom line and the cut looks too clean to my eye. I like what you done with lips. They look saucy . I wouldn't hesitate to leave that catch light on the nose tip it gives a dimension to nose. Again I wish I could squeeze that much from the photo.  smile

Apr 26 12 08:30 am Link