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Oct 13, 2010 05:56 |  #1

I am trying to learn as much as I can using photoshop.this is my first attempt at retouching.tell me what you think good or bad. I know the eyes are a bit over the top.


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Oct 13, 2010 06:20 |  #2

You cleaned up her complexion...still some redness below the nose and there are still some red 'dots' around the mouth and chin area. And you over did it with the eyes...I don't mind adding some color but it should look natural. The best retouch for eyes is making them pop, but not making it look like you PP'd them. Keep it up, you'll get it.


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Oct 13, 2010 09:55 |  #3

I couldn't resist playing with this image.
The biggest challenge you have here is your lighting. Looks like you used on camera flash? If you don't have off camera lighting, try sitting your subject in front of a north facing window... use a reflector to light the part of their face that is in shadow. Google Rembrandt lighting.
I cloned out blemishes, sharpened the eyes and whitened the whites of the eyes. I used a hue/saturation filter to reduce the redness below her lips and under her nose, masking out the lips so they stayed red. Reduced the blue channel to get a little more yellow in your color ratio. Darkened the area around her irises a little. Did some dodging and burning to make her eyes look larger and her face look narrower. Used levels to boost the mid tones and add contrast.
Ask her to say hi just before you shoot.


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Oct 13, 2010 09:59 |  #4

I LOVE the after shot Nuke, it's perfect, don't change a thing!


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Oct 13, 2010 10:04 |  #5

Wow those eyes are something else!

Go with Poloman. He's got good advice. A bit advanced for a beginner but hell get you in the right direction.




  
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Oct 13, 2010 14:37 |  #6

Those eyes have me LOL'ing (literally).


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Oct 13, 2010 14:42 |  #7

I think you done well with clearing up the face and making it look natural. The eyes are quite a bit overdone for my taste but keep working with it and you'll get it.


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Oct 13, 2010 14:48 |  #8

Love the eyes, lol.

If you have the eyes themselves on a separate layer, just lower the transparency on that layer until the blue eyes look a little more realistic.


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