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Photographer

-The Dave-

Posts: 8626

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Please critique my first ever beauty retouch...

http://www.daplv.com/images2/DP8_1295w.jpg

You can view it at 100% here...
http://www.daplv.com/kim-d800-headshot-2-2/

Thanks!

Feb 07 13 10:15 pm Link

Retoucher

Chase Retouching

Posts: 39

Kansas City, Missouri, US

Found the split end in about ten seconds big_smile

It looks really great the way it is, but you could fix a few more flyaway hairs 45 degrees down and right of her ring finger. Her lips could use some smoothing/wrinkle reduction, and you could dodge and burn them to give more depth. I'm not sure, but could the irises of her eyes be sharpened a little to reveal more detail? If you want to spend a ton of time, you could also do some painstaking dodge and burning to de-emphasize the bumps on her skin, particularly under the left eye.

Also, I don't get what's going on with one fingernail bedazzled and the rest plain, but I'm pretty sure that's my  own problem lol.

Of course I'm not a pro by any means, so some of those suggestions may be awful wink It's still a beautiful shot without changing anything more!

Feb 08 13 12:24 am Link

Retoucher

Kristiana-Retouch

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Not bad at all for first time smile
*you're definitely going in right direction but needs more retouching
*don't forget about other body parts - lips, nails etc.

Feb 14 13 12:14 pm Link

Retoucher

The Invisible Touch

Posts: 717

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

For your first beauty retouch, is actually good!!

Just try next time to pay more attention on small details like the eyebrows are bigger in one eye than  the other, d&B still a lot to work on, no contrast on the eyes, they look really flat...

Feb 17 13 12:02 pm Link

Retoucher

ChelleyCredible Retouch

Posts: 461

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Some hair clean up on her chest and random parts of face. Over all very good for a first time. You kept it natural and didnt over do it.

Feb 21 13 06:20 pm Link