Photographer

Andrew 1987

Posts: 2

Tampa, Florida, US

I'm just looking for some general feedback on how I can improve the retouching in this image.  I don't want to go to far, but for some reason I feel like this still needs more work.  Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/haimerla/8379231540/

Jan 13 13 08:28 pm Link

Retoucher

Laura EB

Posts: 65

Rochester, New York, US

Sometimes when you're unsure about an image and you don't really have a final vision in mind it's best to play around a little.  Try to add some contrast with curves, or solid color (I like blues) set to a lighten blending mode and drop down the fill, add a black and white adj layer and change the blending mode to soft light, in channel adj. drop the blue slider and up the red slider until it's to your liking; honestly the possibilities are endless.  Or a simpler way would be to find some photoshop actions you like, there are tons of free ones, and apply it to the image and see what works.   

When you're starting out retouching honestly I feel like the best thing you can do is experiment so you can get a good feel for what works, what might work somewhere else, and what doesn't work at all.  It's all about having an artistic eye and remembering(or writing down) what creates a pleasing affect.

Jan 14 13 01:03 am Link

Photographer

Andrew 1987

Posts: 2

Tampa, Florida, US

Thanks for the advice.  I'll definitely play around with it.  Did the skin retouching look okay to you?

Jan 14 13 07:22 am Link

Photographer

Motordrive Photography

Posts: 3075

Lodi, California, US

can't see image hmm no permission

Jan 14 13 04:40 pm Link

Photographer

Photos 4 The Memories

Posts: 1287

Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US

Motordrive Photography wrote:
can't see image hmm no permission

+1

Jan 14 13 09:28 pm Link

Model

allison mindy

Posts: 1495

New York, New York, US

Motordrive Photography wrote:
can't see image hmm no permission

+1

Jan 14 13 09:45 pm Link