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Alejandro Crespo

Posts: 111

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Ok, here is my first try with a portfolio-level image.

http://imageshack.us/a/img515/2171/headshoulders.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img254/583/4mmc.jpg

and a close-up

http://imageshack.us/a/img23/4964/closeupvj.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img29/5076/closeuprm.jpg

Now that I see the image again, I forgot to activate the eyelashes layer -.-.

I had some troubles with the area of dry skin under the eyebag zone in the cheek. Tried to clone that area with adjacent texture, but it ended up looking too fake for my taste, so I just ended up dnb to lower the contrast and done some cloning. Anyone have an advice for this kind of skin?.

Feb 20 13 01:10 pm Link

Retoucher

Alejandro Crespo

Posts: 111

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

anyone?? -.-

Feb 26 13 06:12 pm Link

Photographer

Frank Sanders

Posts: 77

Vienna, Wien, Austria

I think the starting pic has no good lightning.
The rule of thumb is: garbage in - garbage out.
Result to my eyes is overdone, to soft.

Feb 27 13 12:53 am Link

Retoucher

Kristiana-Retouch

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Frank Sanders wrote:
I think the starting pic has no good lightning.
The rule of thumb is: garbage in - garbage out.
Result to my eyes is overdone, to soft.

Starting pic has nothing to do with original file. It's ruined on purpose.
Here you can see how it should look (photo from same shoot) and it's grate file!:
http://digitalphotoshopretouching.com/o … ials-dvd-1

Feb 28 13 08:33 am Link

Retoucher

Rafael_Alexander

Posts: 84

Atlanta, Georgia, US

it looks like you painted under the texture layer......keep in mind tones when you do so.....it start to look plastic really quickly

Feb 28 13 01:20 pm Link

Retoucher

Retouch007

Posts: 403

East Newark, New Jersey, US

you will probably learn and develop the most with bad shots so take this as lesson. I think you should redo and focus on basics; d&b, clone/healing & color (which I think you will develop a good eye for down the road). Learn to retouch without using blurs and that includes blurring layers in split frequencies techniques and such (don't do that with images you want to showcase your work, revisit that stuff later on when you develop your eyes more. I wouldn't recommended it at all if your trying to go pro, just my opinion though).

Mar 01 13 10:27 am Link

Retoucher

Alejandro Crespo

Posts: 111

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Thanks for the feedback, gonna redo the image in a couple of weeks.

I used some selective blur in a couple of the LF layers when I got frustrated with the time it was taking to do the dnb. I tried the blur and saw that the result was similar to what the dnb was achieving in a couple of hours, so I just took the short way....

Mar 15 13 09:26 am Link

Photographer

Sam Mirrado

Posts: 5

London, England, United Kingdom

Almost has a CGI feel - the skin is a bit too smooth, and the face seems a bit thin.

Perhaps instead of smoothing out the skin - remove the major blemishes, and clean up where the lighting is a bit patchy, but leave a bit more of the skin variation in.

I think I wouldn't have reduced the wrinkles as much - (eliminate them on one layer, and then brush them out slightly on a layer mask, so that they're not as prevalent, but still visible).

I like the cleanup on the hair - gives a nice shape.

Mar 18 13 03:07 pm Link

Photographer

Doug Smith

Posts: 18

Winchester, Tennessee, US

I do not have a email address from you to send photos for test retouching
i do no how to put on MM for retouch
Thanks
Doug

Mar 19 13 03:05 pm Link