Retoucher

Julia Amake

Posts: 33

Sochi, Krasnodar, Russia

Before
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/64046781/%D0%B4%D0%BE.jpg
After
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/64046781/_MG_7337.jpg

Apr 17 13 06:52 am Link

Retoucher

Mike Needham Retouching

Posts: 369

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

I would address the perspective I think. The chandelier is wonky and hangs at an angle, make the pillar/wall in the background the absolute vertical and I think the image would sit better (probably have to mask out the drapes in the mirror though)

Apr 17 13 04:06 pm Link

Digital Artist

umutyildiz0

Posts: 70

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

omg, good skin color! what is this technique?

Apr 23 13 01:42 am Link

Retoucher

Julia Amake

Posts: 33

Sochi, Krasnodar, Russia

umutyildiz0 wrote:
omg, good skin color! what is this technique?

thanks!) i used dodge & burn technique + color correction (curves and gradient maps)

Apr 28 13 12:12 am Link

Retoucher

Julia Amake

Posts: 33

Sochi, Krasnodar, Russia

Mike Needham Retouching wrote:
I would address the perspective I think. The chandelier is wonky and hangs at an angle, make the pillar/wall in the background the absolute vertical and I think the image would sit better (probably have to mask out the drapes in the mirror though)

thank you for your critique. you are so right!

Apr 28 13 12:14 am Link

Retoucher

nebulaoperator

Posts: 344

London, England, United Kingdom

Hi Julia,

Nice start. Have you considered to do more toning work on this image to compliment or otherwise skin tones of the model?

Apr 28 13 01:24 am Link

Retoucher

The Invisible Touch

Posts: 736

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

For me, this is completely over retouch, especially her face! The skin tones aren't right either as they don't look natural. Maybe calm your horses a bit on the retouching aspect and work on the natural skin tones.

Also if you are going for a super retouch look, in my opinion I thing the background should have that feel too otherwise it looks almost cut out.

Sorry just my opinion! :-)

I have been suggested that this my sound a bit rough... sorry I don't mean to hurt anyone :-0

Apr 28 13 02:47 am Link

Retoucher

NickWatson

Posts: 59

London, England, United Kingdom

So i agree with the guy above, it is way too much. In the world of fashion it is about realism and subtle retouching. Colour/mood is much more important than whether the background is wonky! You need to concentrate on matching skin tones, ie looking for an area of good tone and taking the other parts of skin to match that. Fashion is ultimately about the clothing and not the model so you need to make sure the clothes look great as that is what you are trying to sell

Here is an example of a brief u may receive

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8127/8700870969_782edf57f8_c.jpg

May 02 13 05:48 am Link

Retoucher

NickWatson

Posts: 59

London, England, United Kingdom

here is a very quick example of how we would do colours and a little warp of the hair and clothing:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8534/8700870933_5e24190bb3_c.jpg

May 02 13 06:15 am Link