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Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


I've always been impressed by the quality of some of the retouching I've seen here so I thought I'd donate some images for practice. Here are some shots from a recent shoot with MM model Heidi Gwaii MM#2481211. I have the rights to all these shots and agree to the forum rules.

Usual rules - please respect the model, and if you choose to use your finished image in your portfolio you don't need to ask me, but I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know and please credit me and the model. Please don't use the images anywhere other than your MM portfolio without asking me first.

Please post your finished images here. I like looking at your work, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd enjoy seeing them.

You'll find the raw files (of varying quality) here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= … sp=sharing

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t551/m_s_photo1/Contact01a_zps935e78f2.jpg

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t551/m_s_photo1/Contact02a_zps80c57b7f.jpg
Aug 11 13 12:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Tomiya
Posts: 205
Norwich, England, United Kingdom


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130812/20/5209ac941f93a.jpg
Aug 12 13 08:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


Nice work Tom. I know there's some good shots to be found in those raw images. I'm just not good enough to bring them out myself.

Thanks.
Aug 12 13 09:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Tomiya
Posts: 205
Norwich, England, United Kingdom


m_s_photo wrote:
Nice work Tom. I know there's some good shots to be found in those raw images. I'm just not good enough to bring them out myself.

Thanks.

Thank you for sharing:)

Aug 12 13 11:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Kim Retouch
Posts: 84
Phoenix, Arizona, US


These are great shots! Tom your edit is just beautiful!!

I edited the same shot and now I'm falling victim to the comparison game wink

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1174781_448022501971671_1946271257_n.jpg
Aug 13 13 01:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


It's remarkable what a good retoucher can do with a basic raw image. Nice.
Aug 13 13 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
egado
Posts: 18
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


Hi there,

hmm... how should I describe my try...

It started as a quick&dirty test run to see whats possible... and ended up with this... I like this overdone retouch, although I messed around with some areas (eg. hair and some skin parts) - but I decided to show it to you, so if like it, maybe I can make a clean retouch of this wink

So here you go: before, after and flat b/w

http://egado.de/mm/DSC_1401-egado.jpg
Aug 13 13 05:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


Liquify? Puppet Warp? How'd you move her head like that?

Impressive work, but it doesn't look like Heidi anymore. At least, I wouldn't recognize her from this image.

Hmmm. Lips look like they've been completely redone or taken from someone else?
Aug 13 13 09:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
egado
Posts: 18
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


Hi,

it was a mix...but mostly puppet warp and some details with the liquify tool + layer to reposition the eye.

And yes, it looks like someone else hmm totally agree to you wink

Lips were also just formed with puppet warp, no extra parts or paintings wink
Aug 14 13 01:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


Thanks for the info. Still trying to figure out Photoshop, but I figure half the battle is knowing how things were done.

Impressive work. I didn't know you could do that much with those tools.
Aug 14 13 11:54 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
M E Retouching
Posts: 32
New York, New York, US


Hey this is my first attempt on Model Mayhem, hope you like it :

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130814/15/520c08840cf60.jpg
Aug 14 13 03:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


Looks good to me. All of these are an improvement on the original shots - which is pretty much a sign of success in retouching I guess.

Thanks.
Aug 14 13 06:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
M E Retouching
Posts: 32
New York, New York, US


NP :3
Aug 17 13 06:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vanessa Boneta
Posts: 5
Fajardo, Puerto Rico, US


My attempt smile

http://www.image-share.com/upload/2254/143.jpg
Aug 17 13 08:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


A light touch. Certainly improved the exposure.

Thanks. I love seeing the different treatments people use.
Aug 18 13 09:20 am  Link  Quote 
Model
MissWitcher
Posts: 19
Jackson, Mississippi, US


Using.
Will edit with results.
Aug 18 13 11:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
FIXMEUP
Posts: 26
Lombard, Illinois, US


http://i39.tinypic.com/9iv8ra.png
Aug 19 13 09:16 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


I dunno how you manage it.

You guys make even the BEFORE pics better than I remember them being.
Aug 19 13 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
FIXMEUP
Posts: 26
Lombard, Illinois, US


m_s_photo wrote:
I dunno how you manage it.

You guys make even the BEFORE pics better than I remember them being.

All I did was resize and sharpen! smile

Aug 20 13 03:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


Aha! I KNEW that wasn't the raw shot I posted.

Thanks for letting me know. I was thinking about getting new glasses. smile
Aug 20 13 08:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
tomekG
Posts: 88
PoznaƄ, Wielkopolska, Poland


http://imageshack.us/a/img41/811/2dgl.jpg
Aug 25 13 02:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Gizer
Posts: 175
Moscow, Moscow, Russia


Very creative shoot and artistic model. Thanks!
I fell in love with Heidi))

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w488/DrunkHard/DSC_1562_zpsbdb964df.jpg

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w488/DrunkHard/DSC_1433_zps0c967e8e.jpg
Aug 25 13 02:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Gizer
Posts: 175
Moscow, Moscow, Russia


Outstanding work!

tomekG wrote:
http://imageshack.us/a/img41/811/2dgl.jpg

Aug 25 13 02:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


tomekG and Gizer, thank you for taking a look at these. The retouching work you did is fabulous. Catches her look perfectly without overdoing it. I was really impressed with the way you added the background in - good selection - it suited the expression.

And Gizer, I think EVERYONE falls in love with Heidi. She's definitely got something.
Aug 26 13 09:03 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Gizer
Posts: 175
Moscow, Moscow, Russia


Some more

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w488/DrunkHard/DSC_1378e_zps72a1c88f.jpg
Aug 26 13 10:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Admireruk
Posts: 21
Colchester, England, United Kingdom


Didnt get to spend time on it and still learning.  Nice picture tho.

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y440/True_gent/Retouching/DSC_1406_zpsc5846ce7.jpg
Aug 27 13 04:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
m_s_photo
Posts: 600
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


Gizer, AdmirerUK, nice work. I hate the way you guys take my pics and make them look so much better than the ones I use on my profile. I'm gonna have to start using a professional retoucher for my pictures if I can't improve my Photoshop skills.

Thanks for taking a crack at it.
Aug 27 13 07:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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