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FeatheredPixels
Posts: 327
Port of Spain, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago


Hey All smile

Here's an image I recently retouched!
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n582/featheredpixels/withcolorshadow.jpg

can I hear you guy's opinions please! smile

also let me know if the image is better without the coloured shadows?

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n582/featheredpixels/withoutcolorshadow.jpg

Thanks in advance
xo
Jun 09 12 04:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ledo retouch
Posts: 1,131
Lodi, California, US


some parts I like, And most I don't, skin is very smooth, but looks overcooked
with lots of saturation in places that don't need it. I'm puzzled about the really
hot highlight over the brow and some other spots burn. the lips and nails could
use more shine, good color but they look flat. good work on eyes. but overall,
there is more things to worry about before colored shadow.
Jun 09 12 07:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


It seems interesting, very waxy looking especially in the hands looks like heavy use of an Inverted High Pass maybe if so dodge and burn instead. I would bring some of the original skin back I think colors are fine and maybe a tiny bit more shape with the burn.
Jun 13 12 05:27 am  Link  Quote 
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MSL Retouch
Posts: 244
Miami, Florida, US


The nails seem flat to me.

& i prefer the one without the colored shadows.
Jun 13 12 09:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brick Wilson
Posts: 370
Carol Stream, Illinois, US


the colored shadows are totally oversaturated to the point where you can see color banding. I'd tone them down a little, and instead of having them purple like the rest of the image, make them a complimentary color.
Jun 22 12 11:54 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
PhotoVision
Posts: 100
New York, New York, US


I generally like it but there are a few things that are a bit extreme, people seemed to have touched on them already. The lines above the eyebrows are way to strong, she looks like she is furrowing. The highlights on the face, while they look really nice and smooth, are way brighter than the nightlights on her hands and lips, so that should be more consistent. You can even fix that with a dodge brush to the lips and hands set really low.

The nails and lips look really flat. I would take your dodge and burn brush on a separate Luminosity layer and try to add some 3d to them. I like the skin, it looks very nice. Overall, pretty solid job sir.
Jul 25 12 01:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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ChelleyCredible Retouch
Posts: 452
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Too much highlight above the right eyebrow. Left eye lashes seem like they have a loss of detail compared to the right side lashes. Nails look flat. I think these are small edits...the image is great otherwise!
Sep 04 12 11:02 am  Link  Quote 
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Rolando Garcia
Posts: 143
Asia, Lima Provincias, Peru


very good job, i only see that in the dark areas need more strength, in your carving remark the dark parts to gain more volume and visual appeal, however, i repeat you, is a good job i like it... only the darks in the carving because looks a little flat
Oct 18 12 04:17 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Paul Snyder
Posts: 87
Columbus, Ohio, US


ChelleyCredible wrote:
Too much highlight above the right eyebrow. Left eye lashes seem like they have a loss of detail compared to the right side lashes. Nails look flat. I think these are small edits...the image is great otherwise!

I would agree.  The nails look a bit flat here (and some of the highlights are a little blown out in my opinion). 

Really love the colors though but not so much the first edit with the purplish hues. 

Skin work looks fantastic too.

Oct 21 12 10:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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