Let me know what you think. I am not real crazy about the fact that her face is so much lighter than her body.
Aug 13 12 12:55 pm Link
Duluth, Georgia, US
I thought this is the retouching forum.
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Sorry, thought I was reading a post in critique.
You're correct. Meant to post here, http://www.modelmayhem.com/t.php?forum_id=77
Aug 13 12 01:02 pm Link
Houston, Texas, US
I do a couple of things that people here would probably scorn but work well for me.... LOL
Aug 13 12 01:07 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
Corporate headshots tend to occupy a tiny part of a page. Therefore, you can solve all your problems by cropping closer to her face.
San Francisco, California, US
Out here in the SF Bay Area.... I've taken and retouched some corporate headshots like this. Looks like face, forehead and hair is blown out from light. Need color match skin to boot...
just my .02 cents....
Thanks. Do you have a suggestion on how to do that? Or perhaps know of a tutorial online.
Aug 13 12 01:19 pm Link
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
I'll move this to DAR Critiques for ya
Aug 13 12 01:23 pm Link
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Aug 13 12 01:24 pm Link
Lynchburg, Virginia, US
I would use two selective color adjustment layers.
Aug 13 12 01:31 pm Link
Houston, Texas, US
Looknsee Photography wrote:
I think the face is still too bright. The close crops are usually for website and networking sites such as LinkedIn.
Aug 13 12 01:33 pm Link
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Not really a corporate style crop...that would help eliminate much of the contrast difference. This style is more a social media portrait crop.
You could do a mask for the brighter areas and bring the exposure down a bit. For the near-blown spots, you could use a gradient layer to even out the tone/color.
If any of that is way over your head, do a casting call and get a pro to help you out..maybe in trade.
Aug 13 12 01:50 pm Link
Thank you everyone for the feedback.
FYI - This photo is intended for social media purposes (linkedin, facebook, etc...).
Aug 13 12 05:07 pm Link
Thanks for the detailed instruction and examples. I will certainly give this a go.
Aug 13 12 05:08 pm Link