Retoucher

FantasyArt

Posts: 137

Deva, Hunedoara, Romania

The opinion was "unnatural and plastic", so I want to know what do you think about this retouched photo.

http://i48.tinypic.com/2u8fq60.jpg

Thanks for your time!

Dec 24 12 01:45 am Link

Retoucher

Paul Snyder

Posts: 89

Columbus, Ohio, US

FantasyArt wrote:
The opinion was "unnatural and plastic", so I want to know what do you think about this retouched photo.

http://i48.tinypic.com/2u8fq60.jpg

Thanks for your time!

I don't necessarily think it looks "plastic" (maybe a bit on the forehead though)

However, for that kind of image, which is more or less what you might find in a catalog, it is a tiny bit "over done". 

I like the work though, I just think it's about knowing what your target end product is.

Dec 25 12 06:35 pm Link

Retoucher

FantasyArt

Posts: 137

Deva, Hunedoara, Romania

Paul Snyder wrote:
I don't necessarily think it looks "plastic" (maybe a bit on the forehead though)

However, for that kind of image, which is more or less what you might find in a catalog, it is a tiny bit "over done". 

I like the work though, I just think it's about knowing what your target end product is.

Was an attempt for an editorial... maybe is "over done" for this.

Dec 26 12 01:06 am Link

Photographer

Bravo Magic Images

Posts: 765

Temple City, California, US

Its a soft touch I like it White is always hard to work on.

Dec 26 12 01:18 am Link

Retoucher

Retouch007

Posts: 403

East Newark, New Jersey, US

It looks plastic to me also as if a filter was applied. I like the original better. Editorial aren't overdone if you look around unless the photographer wants it that way but usually from what I have seen/experienced it isn't the case.

Dec 29 12 11:06 am Link

Photographer

David J Martin

Posts: 458

Amberg, Bavaria, Germany

The face has an unnatural plasticy look, yes.  I do like the contrast adjustment and background lightening though.  The hair I liked better on the original. 

I think the face was moving in the right direction, moles, under-eye lines, forehead lines, etc.  I just think it went too far with the face retouching.

Dec 29 12 11:21 am Link

Retoucher

FantasyArt

Posts: 137

Deva, Hunedoara, Romania

I was given a reference http://i49.tinypic.com/2m6jpjb.jpg ... so I tried it ... I know that I don't made a good job. My mistake.

Thanks for your help!

Dec 29 12 12:24 pm Link

Retoucher

Bradford Retouching

Posts: 98

West Hollywood, California, US

Some people like that look, I personally would like to see something in between the two of them. Also the eyes are very dark.

Dec 29 12 10:54 pm Link

Photographer

ElevatedImages

Posts: 283

Denver, Colorado, US

I like to keep men a little rougher, people kind of expect it.

Dec 30 12 08:25 pm Link