Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Leigh-ann

Versions (Before and After)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Retouched headshot of Leigh-ann from fridays shoot.

Comments welcome (good or bad)

Please view large,

Thanks for looking,

Iain.

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 50mm f1.8 D AF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Leigh-ann
Username:Iain_C Iain_C
Uploaded:12 Apr 2009 - 8:37 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Nude / glamour, Portraits / people
VS Mode Rating 101 (60% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:42
Variant - Before/AfterVariant - Before and After

Comments

alexey_s
alexey_s  5
12 Apr 2009 - 8:44 AM

What a difference! Alexey

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2009 - 9:11 AM

Excellent the way you have cloned out the freckles

Bernie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JAILER68
JAILER68  6143 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Apr 2009 - 9:14 AM

You wouldn't think it was the same girl. Well done.
Duane.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mattywhit
mattywhit  6
12 Apr 2009 - 10:22 AM

wow what a diiference especially in the eyes

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2009 - 10:36 AM

Thanks Alexy, Bernie, Duane and Matty for the kind comments.

Matty the eyes were done using dodge and burn on a seperate layer then backing off the opacity to about 40%

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

thebigyin
thebigyin e2 Member 981 forum poststhebigyin vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2009 - 11:54 AM

I am very pleased you have have done a variation post like this.

The comments to this are quite interesting, I am not quite sure if the other commenters are saying that they prefer version one, or they just like the way the photo has been re-touched (and it has been done very well BTW).... With the emphasis on the word re-touched, not enhanced.

My opinon is that V1 is a very good example of how facial features can be altered in a way to look more appealing to the majority and is not a reflection to reality.

I prefer V2. Leigh-Ann is a beautiful & attractive young girl, she does not need any further enhancement appart from maybe bringing out the colour and sparkle in her eyes, she certainly did not need her freckles removed, because these are a part of her, and add to her personality on the picture.

Please do not get me wrong, I really like what you have done, and it really is a beautiful portrail.

I would be interested to know what others think or even the model herself.

Alister

Last Modified By thebigyin at 12 Apr 2009 - 11:57 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2009 - 12:49 PM

Alister,
I totaly agree with you the retouching wasn't necessary she is a naturaly beautiful girl.

My reasons for doing so are that i enjoy doing this kind of thing in CS4 and that i wanted to show my work in CS4 to Leigh-ann after she asked me about it during the shoot.

Leigh-ann has been show the original and the retouched version and chose the retouched version for her portfolio, possibly this was as you said about the appeal to the majority.

But again she certainly is beautiful enough not to require any retouching.

Last Modified By Iain_C at 12 Apr 2009 - 12:50 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

RayEd
RayEd  6 Wales
12 Apr 2009 - 2:36 PM

I'm with thebigyin in that I like both versions for the same reasons.
Well done on the work you put in.

Ray

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

silburkp
silburkp  9 England
12 Apr 2009 - 9:32 PM

An excellent bit of digital manipulation. Hard to choose between the two, v.1 is very effective, whereas v.2 has a simple natural quality.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DJLphoto
DJLphoto  5 England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2009 - 8:48 AM

I agree with silburkp and bigyin

Hard to decide which one, but whichever one the model has chosen and as long as she likes them who cares Wink

Great set Iain

Darryl

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Dvaid
Dvaid  5168 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Apr 2009 - 10:19 AM

What a fantastic difference. I guess the model would prefer the retouched version whilst her mother would cherish the original one.

Admirable work.

My sincerest congratulations, it must have taken hours. How did you remove the freckles with such success?

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2009 - 10:49 AM

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments on this picture Grin

Dvaid i built up the skin smoothing gradualy by using ctrl J to copy the layer i then applied surface blur and made the layer a mask i then painted the mask over the skin and then backed off the opacity until i was happy usualy this was to as little as 20%-40%, i repeated this two more times then cloned out the remaining parts of the freckles with the clone tool set to lighten blend mode.

Iain

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

gary1
gary1  5
14 Apr 2009 - 2:36 AM

Hi Iain, Both versions look great but if I had to pick one I would go for version 2.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ToothPilot
15 Apr 2009 - 7:57 AM

Quality work.
You have great skills already with PS.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2009 - 8:00 AM

Thanks Hendrik i joined lynda.com and sat through hundreds of hours of tutorials learning how to use layers, channels and masks.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 755 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2009 - 10:34 PM

Blimey Iain ,your good at this ps lark ,all i can do is resize and remove dust bunnies
lots of respect for this ,Leigh looks lovely and can imagine her seeing this, would amaze her.
warm regds
ollie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2009 - 10:51 PM

Thanks Ollie,

I learned how to use Photoshop before i took up photography i sat through many hours of tutorials from Lynda.com.
Learning how to manipulate images is what got me into wanting to take my own.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 755 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 9:01 AM

Well keep doin what you are doin Iain ,ive think i'll have to check out some of these tutorials.Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

freenorthern
18 Sep 2009 - 10:08 PM

Great photo!!

Love V2 I'm a bit of a fan of freckles and you have captured her skin tones brilliantly.

Last Modified By freenorthern at 18 Sep 2009 - 10:08 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.