Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

I've always been impressed by the quality of some of the retouching I've seen here so I thought I'd donate some images for practice. Here are some shots from a recent shoot with MM model Heidi Gwaii MM#2481211. I have the rights to all these shots and agree to the forum rules.

Usual rules - please respect the model, and if you choose to use your finished image in your portfolio you don't need to ask me, but I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know and please credit me and the model. Please don't use the images anywhere other than your MM portfolio without asking me first.

Please post your finished images here. I like looking at your work, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd enjoy seeing them.

You'll find the raw files (of varying quality) here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= … sp=sharing

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t551/m_s_photo1/Contact01a_zps935e78f2.jpg

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t551/m_s_photo1/Contact02a_zps80c57b7f.jpg

Aug 11 13 12:57 pm Link

Retoucher

Tomiya

Posts: 270

Norwich, England, United Kingdom

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130812/20/5209ac941f93a.jpg

Aug 12 13 08:54 pm Link

Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Nice work Tom. I know there's some good shots to be found in those raw images. I'm just not good enough to bring them out myself.

Thanks.

Aug 12 13 09:35 pm Link

Retoucher

Tomiya

Posts: 270

Norwich, England, United Kingdom

m_s_photo wrote:
Nice work Tom. I know there's some good shots to be found in those raw images. I'm just not good enough to bring them out myself.

Thanks.

Thank you for sharing:)

Aug 12 13 11:29 pm Link

Retoucher

Kim Retouch

Posts: 84

Phoenix, Arizona, US

These are great shots! Tom your edit is just beautiful!!

I edited the same shot and now I'm falling victim to the comparison game wink

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1174781_448022501971671_1946271257_n.jpg

Aug 13 13 01:03 am Link

Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

It's remarkable what a good retoucher can do with a basic raw image. Nice.

Aug 13 13 02:01 pm Link

Retoucher

egado

Posts: 18

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Hi there,

hmm... how should I describe my try...

It started as a quick&dirty test run to see whats possible... and ended up with this... I like this overdone retouch, although I messed around with some areas (eg. hair and some skin parts) - but I decided to show it to you, so if like it, maybe I can make a clean retouch of this wink

So here you go: before, after and flat b/w

http://egado.de/mm/DSC_1401-egado.jpg

Aug 13 13 05:07 pm Link

Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Liquify? Puppet Warp? How'd you move her head like that?

Impressive work, but it doesn't look like Heidi anymore. At least, I wouldn't recognize her from this image.

Hmmm. Lips look like they've been completely redone or taken from someone else?

Aug 13 13 09:07 pm Link

Retoucher

egado

Posts: 18

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Hi,

it was a mix...but mostly puppet warp and some details with the liquify tool + layer to reposition the eye.

And yes, it looks like someone else hmm totally agree to you wink

Lips were also just formed with puppet warp, no extra parts or paintings wink

Aug 14 13 01:57 am Link

Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for the info. Still trying to figure out Photoshop, but I figure half the battle is knowing how things were done.

Impressive work. I didn't know you could do that much with those tools.

Aug 14 13 11:54 am Link

Retoucher

M E Retouching

Posts: 32

New York, New York, US

Hey this is my first attempt on Model Mayhem, hope you like it :

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130814/15/520c08840cf60.jpg

Aug 14 13 03:50 pm Link

Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Looks good to me. All of these are an improvement on the original shots - which is pretty much a sign of success in retouching I guess.

Thanks.

Aug 14 13 06:33 pm Link

Retoucher

M E Retouching

Posts: 32

New York, New York, US

NP :3

Aug 17 13 06:57 pm Link

Photographer

Vanessa Boneta

Posts: 5

Fajardo, Puerto Rico, US

My attempt smile

http://www.image-share.com/upload/2254/143.jpg

Aug 17 13 08:22 pm Link

Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

A light touch. Certainly improved the exposure.

Thanks. I love seeing the different treatments people use.

Aug 18 13 09:20 am Link

Model

MissWitcher

Posts: 19

Jackson, Mississippi, US

Using.
Will edit with results.

Aug 18 13 11:21 pm Link

Retoucher

FIXMEUP

Posts: 26

Lombard, Illinois, US

http://i39.tinypic.com/9iv8ra.png

Aug 19 13 09:16 am Link

Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

I dunno how you manage it.

You guys make even the BEFORE pics better than I remember them being.

Aug 19 13 02:31 pm Link

Retoucher

FIXMEUP

Posts: 26

Lombard, Illinois, US

m_s_photo wrote:
I dunno how you manage it.

You guys make even the BEFORE pics better than I remember them being.

All I did was resize and sharpen! smile

Aug 20 13 03:56 pm Link

Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Aha! I KNEW that wasn't the raw shot I posted.

Thanks for letting me know. I was thinking about getting new glasses. smile

Aug 20 13 08:44 pm Link

Retoucher

tomekG

Posts: 88

Poznań, Wielkopolska, Poland

http://imageshack.us/a/img41/811/2dgl.jpg

Aug 25 13 02:19 pm Link

Retoucher

Gizer

Posts: 175

Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Very creative shoot and artistic model. Thanks!
I fell in love with Heidi))

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w488/DrunkHard/DSC_1562_zpsbdb964df.jpg

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w488/DrunkHard/DSC_1433_zps0c967e8e.jpg

Aug 25 13 02:42 pm Link

Retoucher

Gizer

Posts: 175

Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Outstanding work!

tomekG wrote:
http://imageshack.us/a/img41/811/2dgl.jpg

Aug 25 13 02:48 pm Link

Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

tomekG and Gizer, thank you for taking a look at these. The retouching work you did is fabulous. Catches her look perfectly without overdoing it. I was really impressed with the way you added the background in - good selection - it suited the expression.

And Gizer, I think EVERYONE falls in love with Heidi. She's definitely got something.

Aug 26 13 09:03 am Link

Retoucher

Gizer

Posts: 175

Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Some more

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w488/DrunkHard/DSC_1378e_zps72a1c88f.jpg

Aug 26 13 10:42 am Link

Photographer

Admireruk

Posts: 21

Colchester, England, United Kingdom

Didnt get to spend time on it and still learning.  Nice picture tho.

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y440/True_gent/Retouching/DSC_1406_zpsc5846ce7.jpg

Aug 27 13 04:52 pm Link

Photographer

m_s_photo

Posts: 602

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Gizer, AdmirerUK, nice work. I hate the way you guys take my pics and make them look so much better than the ones I use on my profile. I'm gonna have to start using a professional retoucher for my pictures if I can't improve my Photoshop skills.

Thanks for taking a crack at it.

Aug 27 13 07:52 pm Link