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Sean_Dillon 12 2 2 England
4 Apr 2010 9:31PM
For a first attempt - I think youve done well, maybe a tad over smoothed but youve definatley got the jist of it.
annaliese 16 421 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 9:52PM
A pretty good 1st attempt, there is still visable detail to the skin, personally i would tone down the sat's a wee bit as it's looking a touch red on cheekbones and crown of head, Don't give up! Smile
Spirit 11 10 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 11:12PM
This is a very contemporary look. I would say the smoothing is a little aggressive, but thats only my personal taste. I dont know what type of effect you were going for.
G3 18 13 2 United States
5 Apr 2010 1:19AM
Not to retire from the field so easily...all efforts worth while take some work. Support is here as you can see.
5 Apr 2010 7:54AM
An excellent portrait,
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2010 9:56AM
As has been mentioned, maybe a bit overdone.
If you do the smoothing on a layer, it would be worth scrolling through the blending modes/options, and also altering the opacity of the layer, as this will give you more control on the overall look.

Portrait Proffessional is a fun tool to use,, and again, if used as a blending layer over the original gives some very good results.
Keep at it.
5 Apr 2010 11:07AM
Many thanks for all your valued comments and advice, I will take it all on board and have another go.

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