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Matt Barr
Posts: 246
Richmond, Virginia, US


This place can be very confusing for a new guy! So many different opinions on many different retouching styles/outcomes. It makes it difficult to decide on a direction or just stick with what feels right. Opinions/constructive criticism on a couple I've done recently would be greatly appreciated.

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj589/mattbarr2012/7378715282_0e4b0b54a6_h-op.jpg
http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj589/mattbarr2012/7378715282_0e4b0b54a6_h-rt1.jpg

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj589/mattbarr2012/7378712870_d4fa13993e_h-op.jpg
http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj589/mattbarr2012/CP7378712870_d4fa13993e_h-rt1.jpg
Jun 20 12 07:27 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
bobbydolan
Posts: 167
Boston, Massachusetts, US


I'd go for local sharpening rather than flooding it with global, looks like a bit much... also (her) left cheek above her lip looks a little strange

otherwise i believe its a very natural retouch, looks good
Jun 20 12 11:17 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Matt Barr
Posts: 246
Richmond, Virginia, US


bobbydolan wrote:
I'd go for local sharpening rather than flooding it with global, looks like a bit much... also (her) left cheek above her lip looks a little strange

otherwise i believe its a very natural retouch, looks good

Thanks Bobby, I appreciate the input!

Jun 20 12 02:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brick Wilson
Posts: 367
Carol Stream, Illinois, US


Sharpening hair on a black background makes it glow. You've got a low of glowing edges that should be touched up back to black.
Jun 22 12 12:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Matt Barr
Posts: 246
Richmond, Virginia, US


Brick Wilson wrote:
Sharpening hair on a black background makes it glow. You've got a low of glowing edges that should be touched up back to black.

Thanks Brick. I'll try to remember that. Thanks for the input.

Jun 22 12 04:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
PhotoVision
Posts: 100
New York, New York, US


This looks fantastic! You made her look ultra cute! Great job!

Only suggestion is to clean up the armpit a bit. The only line she needs there for her to look human is the one crease, the other lines are essentially fat rolls that no girl really wants. You can take a clone brush at about 20-21 opacity and gently stroke against those lines from below to remove them.

Looks great, really!
Jul 25 12 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
ChelleyCredible Retouch
Posts: 448
Boston, Massachusetts, US


1st image- Forehead color is dramatically different than the bottom. Forehead gives off a yellow tone and lower part seems more in the magneta range. I think over all that's a nice edit though.

2nd image- Left cheek more red than the left. Maybe equalize it? Clean up the armpit a bit too.



I really think you don't need that much editing really to fix this up. Good job!
Sep 04 12 10:57 am  Link  Quote 
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