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    Posted: 02 January 2014 at 14:03
Hello :) and happy 2014!

so I took this picture of a friend of mine during the Holidays and wanted to try to do some retouching. I think the image got better but, since it is my first time retouching a persons face I can not really judge if it is good enough, too much or if I can still improve. So there goes the original version:



1/200s f4.0 70mm ISO200

And the retouched version:



Thanks in advance for all C&C!
 



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@ Jonas

You have apparently not looked at the guidelines for posting in Critic's Corner, so I have moved your post to Digital Darkroom and hope that it will attract some helpful comment here.
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Originally posted by Kienitz Kienitz wrote:

... I can not really judge if it is good enough, too much or if I can still improve.

Much better. You and she will have to decide if you should go any further, because at some point the changes will look artificial.
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Yes, there is the limit of changes, probably very next to level you and she can accept. You can also darken highlights littlebit, so the right cheek will be less lighted and the face more balanced.

Very cute shot!
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You did a great job!
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You did very well, particularly for a first effort. The only thing I wonder about is removing the nose stud, which your friend may not be so happy with. A lot of people become quite attached (both physically and emotionally) to that sort of jewelry and may take offense at someone thinking they look better without it.
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Originally posted by Maxxuman Maxxuman wrote:

A lot of people become quite attached (both physically and emotionally) to that sort of jewelry and may take offense at someone thinking they look better without it.

<personal opinion> Friends don't let friends wear face hardware. ;) </personal opinion>
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maxxuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 January 2014 at 17:48
Lol! If we're getting into personal opinions I hate tattoos as well as face hardware (although a nose stud is a lot less unattractive than nose rings, eyebrow rings and such). But I wouldn't clone them out of a photo unless the subject asked me to do so.
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Whatever you think about piercings, I don't think it is a good idea to remove it (unless asked by the subject as Maxxuman wrote) as it is a part of the person.

Apart from that, you did a good job
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I think you did a great job on her face.
I agree that removing the nose stud can be risky.

One suggestion, maybe make her forehead a little darker, it's now quite pale and it draws attention away from her blue eyes.
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Thanks for all your attention! Given your tips I made a new version:



Edited by Kienitz - 03 January 2014 at 13:32
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Just a few suggestions :

I would try to make the forehead still darker, just a notch.
I would try to make the eye-white just a little bit brighter.


I would also darken the fungus (?) in the top left corder, the street and crossing and may the bushes in the top right corner. Same for two patches left and right 2/3 highlighted brown grass (?).

It's about her.

Then I would also try to clone out the black collar (?) mid left or make it less dark.

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@Alain:

I didn't get the part with black collar... Could you specify please?
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Originally posted by Kienitz Kienitz wrote:

@Alain:

I didn't get the part with black collar... Could you specify please?


My bad English probably.
If you go from her right eye (left on image) to the left you first see the concrete wall and then a dark triangle, probably from a coat or something like that. I find the triangle a little bit distracting.

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