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White Noise retouching

Posts: 45

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120627/06/4feb0b1a4704f_m.jpg

I would really like some constructive feedback on this retouch and I also have a quick question...
How do I reduce the appearance of fine facial hair particular around the mouth on female models?  lots of pixel level dodge and burn?
I haven't found any resources on methods for removing the downy like hair and was wondering if anyone had suggestions?

Nov 24 12 11:59 pm Link

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Stephanie M Retoucher

Posts: 276

Portland, Maine, US

Can you post the before/after? Easier to see what's been done that way smile

As is, my eye was immediately drawn to the blown out area under her eye. That, combined with the dark skin next to it seems like an oversight. That's the biggest thing that stands out to me.

As for small hairs, I don't do a lot of pixel level dodging and burning to begin with so I don't use it for fixing that, I usually go zoomed in quite a bit and clone them out.

Nov 25 12 08:11 am Link

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ChelleyCredible Retouch

Posts: 462

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I agree with the critique. Other than that, I am highly impressed. I even listed it smile

Nov 26 12 05:40 pm Link

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White Noise retouching

Posts: 45

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Thank you so much big_smile
still trying to get hold of the RAW file (hard drive crashed and having o chase them all up again haha)
thanks for the tip, I didnt even notice that!
cheers

Nov 27 12 01:47 pm Link

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The Invisible Touch

Posts: 717

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Stephanie M Retoucher wrote:
Can you post the before/after? Easier to see what's been done that way smile

As is, my eye was immediately drawn to the blown out area under her eye. That, combined with the dark skin next to it seems like an oversight. That's the biggest thing that stands out to me.

As for small hairs, I don't do a lot of pixel level dodging and burning to begin with so I don't use it for fixing that, I usually go zoomed in quite a bit and clone them out.

I wouldn't get rid of that completely as this give a bit of shape to that area.

Regarding the baby hair around lips, can't really see it but split heal will definitely help there.

Great job tho!!

J

Dec 10 12 02:49 pm Link

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Ashish Arora

Posts: 2064

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The Invisible Touch wrote:

I wouldn't get rid of that completely as this give a bit of shape to that area.

Great job tho!!

J

+1

Also, you need to smooth out the neck creases a bit - leaving the one that forms the edge.

Dec 12 12 06:22 am Link

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Sofia Zasheva

Posts: 154

Sofia, Sofija grad, Bulgaria

Stephanie M Retoucher wrote:
As is, my eye was immediately drawn to the blown out area under her eye. That, combined with the dark skin next to it seems like an oversight. That's the biggest thing that stands out to me.

Considering the model's bone structure and the strip light as fill.. it doesn't look wrong to me, at least not that much. I'd bring out the shine on the model's chin a bit.

As for the hairs - just even them out with cloning/healing, they're supposed to be there and removing them completely would not only cause too much of a problem but the result won't be so good. Just my opinion. Otherwise - really good job!

Dec 16 12 01:32 am Link