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What could you say about how I post-processed this portrait?
Posted By: lastdodobird, 02-04-2008, 08:30 AM

Basically... what can you say about the portrait itself and how I post-processed it? Thanks!

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02-04-2008, 08:49 AM   #2
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looks a little inaccurate with too much red in the shadows. the work on the skin is very flattering.
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I like the PP'd version much better than the original.
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Its a very nice portrait to begin with. I like the post processing. The softening effect is done excellently. As for the portrait as a whole, I think compositionally it could be improved. The background is a bit distracting on the right. Perhaps cropping to get the model on one of the axis could help. Overall, I like it a lot!

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That is a very pleasing portrait after PP but it needs cropping and a little clean up. I didn't spent much time on it but maybe something like this:



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@attack11 - Thanks. I do think the skin came out very nice after the PP. What do you mean when you say "too much red in the shadows"? What areas specifically are you talking about?

@jshurak & Heinrich Lohmann - Yup, you guys are right, the portrait does benefit from cropping. That's a nice crop Heinrich. I might play around a bit with other crops before i settle on the final version of the photo.
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For Pete's sake, stop using the healing brush so much. Her face is starting to look die-cast.

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the healing brush was never used on the photo, just the patch tool to remove the moles and similar spots. but the skin itself was never touched, if that's what you're talking about.

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Ok then. Stop using the patch tool.
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Nice (with the crop), but I think the moles should have been left in place.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
Nice (with the crop), but I think the moles should have been left in place.
yeh, i agree mike.. i think the 1st shot is alot more natural and simplistic.. the pp on the 2nd image is well executed, however, the original pic , with the crop has much more character. shes a beautiful lady and i dont really think you need to spend time with touching it up. either way, nice shot mate
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I like the a little touch up in the post processed version. After all, these modern lenses are just too sharp to use for protraits.
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Okay, so I took the comments here such as the cropping and the leaving the moles on thing and tried to rework the photo again. Here is the reworked version:

I left the moles on... Removed a couple of pimples... Cropped the photo to a 10 x 8 dimension... and the usual softening of the photo



@distorted_vision - Me and my friend had a laugh seeing that someone called "distorted_vision" called her a beautiful lady Peace. Thanks for the kind comments dude!
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Much better. Leaving the moles in place (they're also known as "beauty marks", you know) leaves her individuality in place, instead of trying to force her into fitting some artificial standard.
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Perfect!
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