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Retoucher

ulianaeme

Posts: 51

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hello, I am just wondering what level my retouch is right now. I've been doing beauty retouch just for a few weeks now and want to know if I am moving the right direction. Is it bad? Is it ok or fine?  I still have some problems with color correction and may be some more that you may notice.

Please, DO NOT discuss photographer's work, only editing.

Only request, please, be nice to each other. smile


Here we go!
before
http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p482/ulianaeme/before.jpg
and after
http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p482/ulianaeme/rrr.jpg

May 18 12 03:26 pm Link

Photographer

RistPhoto

Posts: 391

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

It would be helpful to see the original to compare it to, but the first thing I notice is that her lips are in perfect focus and her eyes are soft focus. That could be from the photographer though.

May 18 12 03:31 pm Link

Photographer

MichaelClements

Posts: 1739

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Agreed the focal points are plain frickn weird.

May 18 12 03:36 pm Link

Retoucher

ulianaeme

Posts: 51

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

May 18 12 03:59 pm Link

Retoucher

Chaviit0

Posts: 2238

Wenatchee, Washington, US

I'm not sure how I feel about the tones of this picture.
The eyebrows need some work. I think they would actually work with the lipstick if you made them a little darker, too!
The edges of the hair are way too harsh now. I liked them better in the before image.
It seems like you lost details on the eyes, which makes it look a little funkly-weird... I think that's what the comments above this one are talking about. Maybe you sharpened everything else but the eyes... yee?

I think you are on the right direction, though! Nicely done!(:
Good luck!

*Edit
It might be my uncalibrated monitor, but I see some kind of "'cyan' infection" on her right side of the hair.

May 18 12 09:23 pm Link

Retoucher

ulianaeme

Posts: 51

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Thank you so much, it was really helpful:) I did sharpen the eyes, but not sure why they fave such an effect. Going to go through the layers and see what's going on there. Thanks again:)

May 19 12 06:45 am Link