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FantasyArt
Posts: 136
Deva, Hunedoara, Romania


The opinion was "unnatural and plastic", so I want to know what do you think about this retouched photo.

http://i48.tinypic.com/2u8fq60.jpg

Thanks for your time!
Dec 24 12 01:45 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Paul Snyder
Posts: 87
Columbus, Ohio, US


FantasyArt wrote:
The opinion was "unnatural and plastic", so I want to know what do you think about this retouched photo.

http://i48.tinypic.com/2u8fq60.jpg

Thanks for your time!

I don't necessarily think it looks "plastic" (maybe a bit on the forehead though)

However, for that kind of image, which is more or less what you might find in a catalog, it is a tiny bit "over done". 

I like the work though, I just think it's about knowing what your target end product is.

Dec 25 12 06:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
FantasyArt
Posts: 136
Deva, Hunedoara, Romania


Paul Snyder wrote:
I don't necessarily think it looks "plastic" (maybe a bit on the forehead though)

However, for that kind of image, which is more or less what you might find in a catalog, it is a tiny bit "over done". 

I like the work though, I just think it's about knowing what your target end product is.

Was an attempt for an editorial... maybe is "over done" for this.

Dec 26 12 01:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bravo Magic Images
Posts: 765
Temple City, California, US


Its a soft touch I like it White is always hard to work on.
Dec 26 12 01:18 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


It looks plastic to me also as if a filter was applied. I like the original better. Editorial aren't overdone if you look around unless the photographer wants it that way but usually from what I have seen/experienced it isn't the case.
Dec 29 12 11:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David J Martin
Posts: 458
Amberg, Bavaria, Germany


The face has an unnatural plasticy look, yes.  I do like the contrast adjustment and background lightening though.  The hair I liked better on the original. 

I think the face was moving in the right direction, moles, under-eye lines, forehead lines, etc.  I just think it went too far with the face retouching.
Dec 29 12 11:21 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
FantasyArt
Posts: 136
Deva, Hunedoara, Romania


I was given a reference http://i49.tinypic.com/2m6jpjb.jpg ... so I tried it ... I know that I don't made a good job. My mistake.

Thanks for your help!
Dec 29 12 12:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Bradford Retouching
Posts: 98
West Hollywood, California, US


Some people like that look, I personally would like to see something in between the two of them. Also the eyes are very dark.
Dec 29 12 10:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ElevatedImages
Posts: 283
Denver, Colorado, US


I like to keep men a little rougher, people kind of expect it.
Dec 30 12 08:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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