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Kalen Lea
Posts: 119
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


I'm not a full on retoucher, but I do my own post work for shoots.

I had a photo that I really wanted to get rid of the leaves to elongate her neck. Is it believable? Or should I just keep the leaves and call it a day?

With Leaves: http://oi40.tinypic.com/5ajrkz.jpg

Without Leaves: http://oi39.tinypic.com/15refx5.jpg

Please leave some tips for a better result if possible! Thank you.
Jun 08 13 12:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,087
New York, New York, US


Looks be-leave-able. big_smile Good job!
Jun 08 13 12:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kalen Lea
Posts: 119
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


Oh you got jokes! tongue
I hope it does. Thank you
Jun 08 13 12:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Liquid Lace Studios
Posts: 193
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


Looks excellent ... may be just a hint more blur to the top of the white trim where the neck meets the shoulder ... see the harder edge ? smile
Jun 08 13 03:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Thorpe
Posts: 685
Brandon, Florida, US


The skin color doesn't quite match where the leaves were, but it's so subtle that I can't say I would have noticed it if I didn't know you removed something.  But it might just be my monitor...
Overall a great job.
Jun 08 13 03:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kalen Lea
Posts: 119
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


Liquid Lace Studios wrote:
Looks excellent ... may be just a hint more blur to the top of the white trim where the neck meets the shoulder ... see the harder edge ? smile

Yes! I do see that. Will fix. smile Thank you.

EDIT: You changed your avi on me! Haha, thanks Owen!

Jun 08 13 05:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kalen Lea
Posts: 119
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


David Thorpe wrote:
The skin color doesn't quite match where the leaves were, but it's so subtle that I can't say I would have noticed it if I didn't know you removed something.  But it might just be my monitor...
Overall a great job.

I see it but then I don't. I'm on a TV looking at this. Brighten it a tad bit with dodge maybe??

Jun 08 13 05:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Mike Needham Retouching
Posts: 348
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom


Perhaps a split to take the texture from the arm of the jersey and from the neck area before you clone, then you can add it back in post clone. I may also be tempted to shade in the throat area and bring back the bit you have removed/lessened.
Jun 11 13 01:03 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
LarrySparks Photography
Posts: 116
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Kalen Lea wrote:
I'm not a full on retoucher, but I do my own post work for shoots.

I had a photo that I really wanted to get rid of the leaves to elongate her neck. Is it believable? Or should I just keep the leaves and call it a day?

With Leaves: http://oi40.tinypic.com/5ajrkz.jpg

Without Leaves: http://oi39.tinypic.com/15refx5.jpg

Please leave some tips for a better result if possible! Thank you.

Please No Leaves! Rule Of Thirds implays this notion, so no leaves and your subject will be what its intended to be (the subject) not the leaves smile

Aug 07 13 02:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ruben Sanchez
Posts: 3,413
San Antonio, Texas, US


It's very good and believable.  You did a great job.
Aug 07 13 03:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Philip from Scotland
Posts: 180
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


No leaves works great
Aug 07 13 03:28 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jakov Markovic
Posts: 954
Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia


It's way to flat and the skin is just way to blue. Neck area looks choppy. smile
Sep 18 13 06:20 am  Link  Quote 
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