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Photographer
Xavier Dellaventi
Posts: 47
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


Hi,

My first attempt (the first one I dare to publish to be fair) of retouching my beauty shoot myself, dont hesitate to say what you think and feel.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31431006

I did :

cleaning
high pass for the clarity + contrast (desaturated)
gradient map to correct the tone
bit of d&b
bit of make up
bit of sharp
black on background (corrected with selective color)
a 5% cross process (faded)
and a gradient to expose the face (failed i know smile )
a bit of Lab ab color

Thank You
Jan 26 13 06:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Ovidiu Oltean
Posts: 179
Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania


KissMeTiger wrote:
Hi,

My first attempt (the first one I dare to publish to be fair) of retouching my beauty shoot myself, dont hesitate to say what you think and feel.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31431006

I did :

cleaning
high pass for the clarity + contrast (desaturated)
gradient map to correct the tone
bit of d&b
bit of make up
bit of sharp
black on background (corrected with selective color)
a 5% cross process (faded)
and a gradient to expose the face (failed i know smile )
a bit of Lab ab color

Thank You

looks like surface blur to me. You should practice more on D&B .

Jan 28 13 02:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Xavier Dellaventi
Posts: 47
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


Hi, thanks for your feedback, do you mean in place of healing tools ? I will check on youtube if i can find a good tutorial

Thank you
Jan 29 13 04:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bighorn Photography
Posts: 404
Florissant, Colorado, US


I like it nice job.
Jan 29 13 04:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Xavier Dellaventi
Posts: 47
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


Thank You Bighorn, I will try the d&b and I will post the new picture to compare the results
Jan 29 13 11:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J O H N A L L A N
Posts: 9,877
Santa Ana, California, US


I agree that the model appears blurred.
Also, d&b is not usually done using healing tools. So, I'm not sure what you're doing.
Jan 29 13 11:56 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


John Allan wrote:
I agree that the model appears blurred.
Also, d&b is not usually done using healing tools. So, I'm not sure what you're doing.

Yes you can to some degree there are two blending modes there darken and lighten among others take a look.

As for the retouch it has a very soft look to it and i like it. Maybe try another one bring the retouching on the skin down to 70 percent. Good start.

Jan 29 13 02:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Ovidiu Oltean
Posts: 179
Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania


KissMeTiger wrote:
Hi, thanks for your feedback, do you mean in place of healing tools ? I will check on youtube if i can find a good tutorial

Thank you

Tools,no.

2 Curves, one for dodging and one for burning .
Or a soft light empty layer and paint with the brush with white and black.
Here is a good article about it by Natalia Taffarel:
http://nataliataffarel.tumblr.com/post/4551849530/dnb

Also her DVD about retouching will help you:
http://digitalphotoshopretouching.com/o … ials-dvd-2
Krunoslav as well:
http://digitalphotoshopretouching.com/o … ials-dvd-3

Good luck.

Feb 01 13 12:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Xavier Dellaventi
Posts: 47
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


Thank You Guys, Im checking the videos.
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Feb 02 13 08:37 am  Link  Quote 
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