Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > i need help in D&B

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bahri_wassim

Posts: 165

Şafāqis, Şafāqis, Tunisia

i'm beginner in D&B i want  help , what is missing in this picture ,thanks
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30781016

Nov 27 12 09:50 am Link

Photographer

Kev Lawson

Posts: 7827

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Are you creating a new layer, setting it to overlay - 50% grey and working from there?

Nov 27 12 09:57 am Link

Retoucher

bahri_wassim

Posts: 165

Şafāqis, Şafāqis, Tunisia

yes with soft light 50%grey ,even i use the color layer to fix but i still that retouching is not pro

Nov 27 12 10:06 am Link

Retoucher

Kristiana-Retouch

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

There is missing practice, practice, practice.. there is no other way. Also try not to dodge away her face shape and form - keep or restore facial lines and shadows

Nov 27 12 10:16 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Hard to tell much from your low-res sample. Maybe post (or link to) a 100% crop of an area like this -- both before and after D&B.

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/6148/cropi.jpg

And also maybe a larger overall image, before and after.

Nov 27 12 10:16 am Link

Retoucher

bahri_wassim

Posts: 165

Şafāqis, Şafāqis, Tunisia

can anyone give a raw to work with and tell me what im missing,i really want somone to guide me.i know evry thing about retouching but i cant do a professionnel retouching

Nov 27 12 10:26 am Link

Photographer

Julian Marsalis

Posts: 1191

Austin, Texas, US

Nov 27 12 10:35 am Link

Retoucher

pixel dimension ilusion

Posts: 1355

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

dont dodge your shadows do it again and lrµet us see an large version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlcCWQAZ … re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ROqt6ZL … re=related

Nov 27 12 02:06 pm Link

Retoucher

Mike Needham Retouching

Posts: 369

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

I don't think anyone is going to hold your hand, but hopefully we may give you support and advice.

For RAW's perhaps try the Challenges section of the forums.

Nov 27 12 03:04 pm Link

Retoucher

bahri_wassim

Posts: 165

Şafāqis, Şafāqis, Tunisia

thanks

Nov 28 12 03:34 am Link

Retoucher

Slixed Foliche

Posts: 121

Mochudi, Kgatleng, Botswana

keep retouching, if you retouch frequently you ll soon realise for yourself what dodging and burning means, believe me, i been there, nowadays im far much better than before,
its hard to D&B when you dont understand what it really means. Its just lightenining and darkening pixels, once you get that you ll be okay.I'm at a stage where i can now retouch a photo fully just by D&B, i understant light more than before now. gotta take down my old port photos and put new ones, trouble is time.

Nov 28 12 08:20 am Link

Retoucher

bahri_wassim

Posts: 165

Şafāqis, Şafāqis, Tunisia

thanks Damnsamn Slixed Foliche
i know everything about retouching but i still not good i just need the  order of step

Nov 28 12 09:12 am Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5316

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

How a photo is lit has a lot to do with your post-processing options.

That's all I can say about that, outside of a critique forum.

Nov 28 12 12:03 pm Link