• teeth a bit too white
  • age setting in.
  • use soft eraser brush/blow up larger
  • lower opacity of eyelashes and shorten a bit
  • preserve 3d elements more

before and after photos not fake/fake

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constructive criticism welcome. self portrait. As you can tell, i'm not too into natural and even with a great makeup artist, the camera's today pick up every detail. While it's great for some pictures(photographers don't pay 1000's of dollars for a camera that doesn't pick up detail), other pictures, like makeup ads, etc, need extra help. This is not a good representation of photoshop retouching.

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  1. pumpkincat210 66 months ago | reply

    It's not supposed to be normal. It's supposed to be bold and fake.

  2. Ingo Hellwege 66 months ago | reply

    it is... and because of that its good work :D

  3. pumpkincat210 66 months ago | reply

    I've heard so many conflicting opinions, it's hard to tell who is being nice, truthful, or just rude. I guess I look at too many fashion magazines where there is little skin texture and everything is overblown. I like it that way though. It's helping me figure out the different actions to take in certain circumstances. Being self taught is difficult and only having photoshop for several months you can see i'm still learning. I need a book honestly.

  4. xerxes_p 66 months ago | reply

    Score 4 / 10 from the *Score My Photo* [5:1] group.

  5. pumpkincat210 66 months ago | reply

    what would you have done differently to raise the score?

  6. Daniel Rocal 66 months ago | reply

    Escellent work, I like the makeup.

  7. Real Revolution [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

    Excellent , just keep up the good work and keep trying esp. if you are a self learner. Don't give a shit for rude opinions, they are good in criticizing, but none of them can differentiate between a brush tool and lasso tool !!

    People must know how to critique and not criticize.

    The eyelashes are way too long, thus giving a form of a baby doll to the subject.

    Try to make the whiteness of teeth similar to the whiteness of eyes, or try to assess the most fit one to the face in general. In this case teeth are very white.

    Retouching is not just to the subject, but to its surrounding as well. Try to change backgrounds next time.

    In general: 14/20

    Best of luck.

  8. Rik@rdo 66 months ago | reply

    You are a rock star that’s it I love your photo and I know that it’s a very hard to learn different techniques I’m trying to do my best I’m not a professional.

  9. plgarcia2001 66 months ago | reply

    Great post processing.

  10. MOOSE COLLECTOR 66 months ago | reply

    re left pic; very pretty! re right pic: wow!

  11. NicoleKZ 66 months ago | reply

    It looks fantastic! I absolutely love how you applied the makeup; I'm not a real fan of minimalist makeup either. :) I love how you emphasized the eyes--they look really awesome. The only constructive criticism I would offer is that skin on the right-side image doesn't seem to have as much "depth", if you know what I mean. I'd love for you to add some makeup to some of my photos; I don't know if I have many that are suitable for this kind of editing, but I can upload others if you want.

  12. condoungtolua 66 months ago | reply

    before look waayy better, you're a real beauty

  13. Zenya Seda 66 months ago | reply

    wow thats amazing

  14. Lauren CMYK 66 months ago | reply

    I was looking at the original size view, so it was SUPER big. I think the eyelashes need a lot of work. They look a little tacked on. Also, the masking around the hair, edges of the face, etc...are very harsh lines. Try working with the fuzzy PS brush for masking those areas so they don't get hard edges. Nice job on preserving the texture of the face though!

  15. pumpkincat210 66 months ago | reply

    thank you for pointing those out to me, I will definately work on it next time.

  16. fretta609281 64 months ago | reply

    love it! wondering... how you make her skin look so great. What brush or setting do you use?

  17. KateSi 61 months ago | reply

    I think the skin should retain a bit more texture to still look like skin. The color is also quite orange. To darken or lighten a skintone I find that using a 5x5 point sample of a light or dark section of the subjects own skin and applying that works well. The face is also noticeably darker than the body. It looks like that mask effect you get when you apply the wrong foundation.

    I very much like the hair and eyebrows.

  18. pumpkincat210 61 months ago | reply

    I agree with the skin needing to be texturized. As for the orange skin tone, I can't really tell. (maybe it's time to calibrate my moniter), or it might have something to do with taking the picture inside with flourescent lights plush the camera flash. I can see the difference on my face and chest. I can't believe i took this picture 5 months ago.

  19. truckrnick 49 months ago | reply

    Hope you don't mind that I attempted an edit with a more subtle approach...

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