Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > DAR Critiques > fixing scratched nail polish

Photographer

GoldGinger Photography

Posts: 3

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

I was trying to find some info, but without a luck, so here I am. Usually I have painted over the nails, added some highlights and it was ok, but here the look doesn't look good at all. The color does't have to be red, could be gold or yellow, but anyway, have no idea how to fix that !

Help! sad

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/8329/beforeol.th.jpg

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8807/afterdd.th.jpg

Jun 24 12 01:05 pm Link

Photographer

Motordrive Photography

Posts: 3863

Lodi, California, US

try a different blend mode, overlay or hard light can give a more glossy look,
of course you'd have to fix chipped peeling parts separately.
I'll have example ready in a few.

Jun 24 12 01:36 pm Link

Photographer

Motordrive Photography

Posts: 3863

Lodi, California, US

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz156/mtrdrv/beforeol.jpg
this is overlay + highlights

Jun 24 12 02:47 pm Link

Photographer

GoldGinger Photography

Posts: 3

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

thx for help, but it still doesn't look well. I can see in yours retouch darker red spots from her original nail polish...

Jun 25 12 06:11 am Link

Photographer

Brick Wilson

Posts: 372

Palatine, Illinois, US

Original photo has a lot of noise. Add the same noise into the nails and they'll blend in better.

Jun 26 12 08:29 am Link

Photographer

Motordrive Photography

Posts: 3863

Lodi, California, US

I was just illustrating a way that it could be done.
It was from very small, noisy original.

Jun 26 12 12:54 pm Link