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Mrcsb
Posts: 81
Nyíregyháza, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary


Hey im a new ie in retouching and in the forum, and i need your critique.I dont know it is enough, need work or it is overdone?

http://www.kephost.com/images4/2012/10/3/a1_2012_10_3_6gp8wy3z9v.jpg
http://www.kephost.com/images4/2012/10/3/a1_2012_10_3_yts2xjjbdo.jpg
Oct 03 12 06:36 am  Link  Quote 
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The Invisible Touch
Posts: 717
Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Hi,

The problem is not if you've done enough or not, the problem is you've set yourself a big challenge... why don't you start with something more simple?
Oct 05 12 05:04 am  Link  Quote 
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ChelleyCredible Retouch
Posts: 461
Boston, Massachusetts, US


I agree with post above me. Not enough done. It would of been nice to see you fix those stray hairs & fill in the gap where there is hair missing. The neck and the cheeks seem to have too many splotches. Doesn't look like the rest of the skin. Could of defined the eyebrows. Added too many shadows/contrast. On the right side of her neck on the background  I can see where you edited out her hair. I'm sure there is more...but keep practicing and on something more simple that doesn't need many things retouched. Then build your way up to something like this.
Oct 09 12 01:05 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Kristiana-Retouch
Posts: 289
London, England, United Kingdom


Yeah, this definitely needs some more work. I agree on everything said above. Overall challenging photo for beginner. Needs d&b, background fix, hair fix, eye fix etc. It seems you smudged/blurred out skin a bit.
Keep working hard and you will get there smile
Oct 11 12 09:00 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Mrcsb
Posts: 81
Nyíregyháza, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary


Thank you guys, you are all right smile I did some other work, and i think i improved a bit, and i'm trying to learn new techniques smile
Oct 13 12 03:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


marcsh wrote:
I dont know it is enough ...

Enough for what? Informal portrait in a family album? Cover of Vogue? Billboard 20 feet tall? Thumbnail on a Facebook page?

Oct 13 12 06:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Nikki Magnusson
Posts: 6,841
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


hairs/peach fuzz on the jawline/cheeks need addressing..

hint to models...

"threading" is  inexpensive and works wonders..http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/44/f21faa4715f3480285c74d593899a371/l.gif
Oct 13 12 06:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Paul Snyder
Posts: 89
Columbus, Ohio, US


Peano wrote:

Enough for what? Informal portrait in a family album? Cover of Vogue? Billboard 20 feet tall? Thumbnail on a Facebook page?

I think it was just a general question.  No need to discourage a beginner.

You definitely picked a challenging photograph to start with.  It's not that you did a bad job or didn't do "enough" per say, I think maybe you just don't possess the skills needed to tackle an image such as this yet.

Some more studying and lots and lots of practice will help get you there though.

Oct 24 12 12:50 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Paul Snyder wrote:
I think it was just a general question.  No need to discourage a beginner.

Nonsense. One of the first things a beginner should learn is to fit the editing to the purpose. It isn't "discouraging" a beginner to point that out.

Oct 25 12 02:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


Just keep going go further into the retouch. After cloning/healing it might look blotchy that is fine just keep going, now d&b it. I like to use the clone stamp and heal very little (sometimes eyewhites and hairs on side of face to get that spreading of color) and it looks a tiny bit blotchy after I am done cloning (I clone with the darken and lighten modes) but after I d&b it looks perfect at least to me and to my employers. You want to turn the layer on and off and have stuff disappear not having pixels running all over the place. You will get if you work at it don't give up.
Oct 30 12 09:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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