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Retoucher

Laurelle Retouch

Posts: 45

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Hey!

Alright so I literally just started retouching seriously within the past week and a half. Before that, all I knew about photoshop was liquifying.

Anyways, I would love to hear your thoughts on the images I've retouched thus far. I've worked about 1-3 hours on each shot in my portfolio.

Any pointers, advice or criticism is highly appreciated big_smile

Thanks in advance!!

Laurelle.

Nov 20 12 09:16 pm Link

Digital Artist

BECHO Studio

Posts: 110

Qingdao, Shandong, China

You know why no advice here
we can't see your after
that is a problem

Nov 21 12 04:09 pm Link

Retoucher

Laurelle Retouch

Posts: 45

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

BECHO Studio wrote:
You know why no advice here
we can't see your after
that is a problem

What do you mean?
I have the large afters and then before and afters in my port

Nov 23 12 01:36 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 38557

Portland, Oregon, US

Laurelle Retouch wrote:
Hey!

Alright so I literally just started retouching seriously within the past week and a half. Before that, all I knew about photoshop was liquifying.

Anyways, I would love to hear your thoughts on the images I've retouched thus far. I've worked about 1-3 hours on each shot in my portfolio.

Any pointers, advice or criticism is highly appreciated big_smile

Thanks in advance!!

Laurelle.

Don't quit your day job !!!

haha wink

Okay, that isn't a critique on your retouching, it is simply that I don't want you to cut back on your modelling!!

As for your retouching, I think your skills are progressing well and with added experience and techniques they will only improve.  You know  I support you in this. smile

My thoughts would be that if you're using images that other retouchers have/are retouching also... go into the image blind doing what occurs to you, and then look at what others would do to the same images.

That is one of the things I've found is that retouching is that it isn't just technique, but there is also vision, artistry, and creativity in seeing different things to do or different directions to go with the same images.  That extra element of creativity can add WOW to images no matter how perfectly techniques may have been applied.

smile

Nov 24 12 01:19 pm Link