I'm tossing around the idea of getting into retouching on the side (Lower end of course, I'm no professional). I did this edit for a friend and I'd like some feedback on it. What you like about it, what you don't like about it, what you would have done differently, etc. Thanks a bunch!
Jan 20 13 01:08 pm Link
Olney, Maryland, US
I like the colors, skin, and textures better in the before but that's just me.
Jan 20 13 01:11 pm Link
Lima, Ohio, US
I really like the colors in the edited version.
Jan 20 13 01:16 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
I quite like what you did. You had to deal with some highlights and you addition of smoke was cool.
Jan 20 13 01:23 pm Link
Yeah the smoke was the main idea he wanted. And yes the picture was very bright, luckly he supplied me with a Raw file. A JPEG wouldn't have been any fun.
Jan 20 13 01:25 pm Link
Mark Salo wrote:
I agree that I could have made the skin colors a lot more natural.
Jan 20 13 01:26 pm Link
Kansas City, Missouri, US
To be fair, I think that's more of a stylistic choice than a problem. It works pretty well since the whole image has a blue tint.
Jan 21 13 12:48 pm Link
East Newark, New Jersey, US
Its nice but yes I would brush back some of the original skin.
Jan 23 13 01:58 pm Link