Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > How was this professional retouching done?

Photographer

Sonn

Posts: 338

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Before:
http://r1ma.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/mag … -2013.html


After:
http://blog.viewmanagement.com/2013/01/ … ring-2013/

It is the exact same shoot its just been retouched somehow to make the light much softer.

How would you do this?

Jan 08 13 10:00 pm Link

Photographer

Sonn

Posts: 338

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Also in the very first picture in the "befores" her leg is completely blown out then in the retouched images its been replaced?
Same thing with her hair.
And same again on the shorts.

Pretty good retouching.

Jan 08 13 10:35 pm Link

Photographer

D A N I E L

Posts: 136

Silverdale, Washington, US

I actually think it's the other way around... I haven't seen any articles using the "after" pictures. To me they did something funky to those images...

Before
http://viewmanagement.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/magdalenahm2-800x809.jpg?w=710&h=717
After
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--FYzrUnNtWg/UOW6JDk4WJI/AAAAAAAAGds/0rpJPMJvqvM/s1600/1.png

I'm actually noticing that the images in your first link are quite soft

From your link
http://viewmanagement.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/magdalenahm3-800x844.jpg?w=710&h=749
http://www.thefrontrowview.com/2012/12/ … pring.html
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/5451/magdalenafrackowiak.jpg
Now that's odd!

Jan 08 13 11:19 pm Link

Photographer

Sonn

Posts: 338

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ok now im home and playing around with the images in photoshop.

I seem to be able to get very close just desaturating then moving the white point in levels. Also i had to mask in different white points in different areas.

To be honest i dont know which is the before or after.

Jan 09 13 12:01 am Link

Photographer

D A N I E L

Posts: 136

Silverdale, Washington, US

It's just a curve, try something like this...

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1571/curvep.jpg

That should take care of the blown out look and for the other color casts you can get them with a hue/saturation layer.

Jan 09 13 12:30 am Link

Retoucher

Rob Mac Studio

Posts: 1105

London, England, United Kingdom

Your looking at this back to front. The retouched images have been "retouched " again!
The soft light ones are retouched from raw and the others ones are just further manipulations, blowing out the highlights etc.

Take  the decent version duplicate it in overlay mode and lighten with a curve. Then you will see that lookbook version with horrible  highlights and  higher saturation.

Jan 09 13 01:21 am Link

Photographer

Sonn

Posts: 338

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Alrighty then, back to the photography forum to figure out how to get the lighting in the original shots lol

Thanks for the info.

Jan 09 13 04:01 am Link