Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > DAR Critiques > Deleted Leaves. Believable?

Photographer

Kalen Lea

Posts: 119

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

I'm not a full on retoucher, but I do my own post work for shoots.

I had a photo that I really wanted to get rid of the leaves to elongate her neck. Is it believable? Or should I just keep the leaves and call it a day?

With Leaves: http://oi40.tinypic.com/5ajrkz.jpg

Without Leaves: http://oi39.tinypic.com/15refx5.jpg

Please leave some tips for a better result if possible! Thank you.

Jun 08 13 12:17 pm Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7319

New York, New York, US

Looks be-leave-able. big_smile Good job!

Jun 08 13 12:27 pm Link

Photographer

Kalen Lea

Posts: 119

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Oh you got jokes! tongue
I hope it does. Thank you

Jun 08 13 12:30 pm Link

Photographer

Liquid Lace Studios

Posts: 198

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Looks excellent ... may be just a hint more blur to the top of the white trim where the neck meets the shoulder ... see the harder edge ? smile

Jun 08 13 03:02 pm Link

Photographer

David Thorpe

Posts: 689

Brandon, Florida, US

The skin color doesn't quite match where the leaves were, but it's so subtle that I can't say I would have noticed it if I didn't know you removed something.  But it might just be my monitor...
Overall a great job.

Jun 08 13 03:22 pm Link

Photographer

Kalen Lea

Posts: 119

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Liquid Lace Studios wrote:
Looks excellent ... may be just a hint more blur to the top of the white trim where the neck meets the shoulder ... see the harder edge ? smile

Yes! I do see that. Will fix. smile Thank you.

EDIT: You changed your avi on me! Haha, thanks Owen!

Jun 08 13 05:16 pm Link

Photographer

Kalen Lea

Posts: 119

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

David Thorpe wrote:
The skin color doesn't quite match where the leaves were, but it's so subtle that I can't say I would have noticed it if I didn't know you removed something.  But it might just be my monitor...
Overall a great job.

I see it but then I don't. I'm on a TV looking at this. Brighten it a tad bit with dodge maybe??

Jun 08 13 05:16 pm Link

Retoucher

Mike Needham Retouching

Posts: 369

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Perhaps a split to take the texture from the arm of the jersey and from the neck area before you clone, then you can add it back in post clone. I may also be tempted to shade in the throat area and bring back the bit you have removed/lessened.

Jun 11 13 01:03 am Link

Retoucher

LarrySparks Photography

Posts: 117

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Kalen Lea wrote:
I'm not a full on retoucher, but I do my own post work for shoots.

I had a photo that I really wanted to get rid of the leaves to elongate her neck. Is it believable? Or should I just keep the leaves and call it a day?

With Leaves: http://oi40.tinypic.com/5ajrkz.jpg

Without Leaves: http://oi39.tinypic.com/15refx5.jpg

Please leave some tips for a better result if possible! Thank you.

Please No Leaves! Rule Of Thirds implays this notion, so no leaves and your subject will be what its intended to be (the subject) not the leaves smile

Aug 07 13 02:52 am Link

Photographer

Ruben Sanchez

Posts: 3537

San Antonio, Texas, US

It's very good and believable.  You did a great job.

Aug 07 13 03:14 am Link

Photographer

Philip from Scotland

Posts: 212

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

No leaves works great

Aug 07 13 03:28 am Link

Photographer

Jakov Markovic

Posts: 1128

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

It's way to flat and the skin is just way to blue. Neck area looks choppy. smile

Sep 18 13 06:20 am Link