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tvandang retouching
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Sugar Land, Texas, US


http://www.tvandang.com/ModelMayhem/MODELMAYHEM_IMG_6898.jpg
http://www.tvandang.com/ModelMayhem/MODELMAYHEM_IMG_9180.jpg
http://www.tvandang.com/ModelMayhem/MODELMAYHEM_DSC_9938.jpg
Feb 25 13 11:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


That is a great improvement. I remember you posting pic after pic asking for advise like I used to do so I am rooting for you. Just fix bottom of eye lids and you should be set. Get you speed up and Start to play around with color now then get a job : )
Feb 26 13 10:36 am  Link  Quote 
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tvandang retouching
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Sugar Land, Texas, US


Thanks, man! (^_^) 

Do we always remove all wrinkles or leave some?  What are rules on that?  I wasn't sure about it but I can remove them tonight.
Feb 26 13 11:17 am  Link  Quote 
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Retouch007
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East Newark, New Jersey, US


delete double post.
Feb 26 13 11:31 am  Link  Quote 
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Retouch007
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East Newark, New Jersey, US


It depends I would in this situation make it look beautiful, its a close up. Watch the hair though I see some repeating patterns in a real job you will be usually given a hard drive filled with images of the shoot to pull hair samples from or whatever you might need to comp over. But for now attempt to learn to draw hair if have areas to fill.
Feb 26 13 11:31 am  Link  Quote 
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tvandang retouching
Posts: 213
Sugar Land, Texas, US


Got it.  With this image, I just remove those white hair that ramdomly go across.  Man, hair is another beast.  Copy and paste from existing parts, warping and such can still be a tedious job depending the area needed for the replacement.  You are right about the multiple head shots that can be copied from to replace existing empty areas. 

Do retouchers use this technique or do they draw them on using their tablet pen?
Feb 26 13 11:54 am  Link  Quote 
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Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


tvandang retouching wrote:
Got it.  With this image, I just remove those white hair that ramdomly go across.  Man, hair is another beast.  Copy and paste from existing parts, warping and such can still be a tedious job depending the area needed for the replacement.  You are right about the multiple head shots that can be copied from to replace existing empty areas. 

Do retouchers use this technique or do they draw them on using their tablet pen?

You might have not have to remove just subdue it and but when you are trying to remove go with the grain try to make it look real. For a real job you might draw in a few here and there but not too much it won't look real and it's obvious, usually a combo of both. So you will get a drive with the shoot and you will be able to pull from there usually the photographer (hopefully) has thought about this in advance but if not there are always bits here and there that are very helpful, time is money. But do learn to draw hair it will come in handy.

Natalia's dvd has some hair stuff on it, get that one. It might be CS5 or 4 (not sure) but it is still relevant.

Feb 26 13 01:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ovidiu Oltean
Posts: 179
Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania


Hey man, the first one looks ok, maybe some skin adjustments but overall is ok, second the third hmm, a bit blury.
I won't remove the eye wrinkles , maybe reduce them a bit but don't remove them.
Mar 06 13 03:59 am  Link  Quote 
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Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


You added two other images and you took two steps back, refrain from blurring! I personally did that second image with only d&b and clone stamp nothing else for skin then curves/hue sat/selective color for color. Also, yes under eye remove and/or subdue lines on the first image I wasn't being clear she has three lines there pic one. When you look at the image and say to yourself how can I make it look better? that doesn't necessarily only mean to remove more but also to bring back. Zoom in and out, d&b zoomed out mostly also it seems you aren't d&bing or cloning much (maybe a few minutes it should be 2hrs tops for beginners it will be longer) but just doing short cuts I could be wrong. You don't have a deadline your just learning so don't get caught up in going fast for now everyone gets faster after a while.
Mar 07 13 08:36 am  Link  Quote 
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tvandang retouching
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Sugar Land, Texas, US


thanks for your advices, guys!
Mar 07 13 10:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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