View Full Version : Need your opinion on PS edited image
09-06-2010, 07:00 PM
I grab people photos from the internet so I can edit them for pratice.
I need some feedback on this edit. Sometimes what is good threw one persons eyes is not good at all to others, so I would like your opinion on this image on how it looks.
Posted is a before and after image below. These are just low quality jpegs pulled from someones Myspace
I would not send these to the person, these are just for practice the use of different tools and what can be done. (As I made her not look like herself lol)
Feel free to edit the before image to show me what you would have done. I left the filter on her white stripe shirt as I thought the white was too bright, but sure I could have just toned the whites down maybe?.
(Image hosted from a remote location isn't working, so I had to upload).
Click on the image twice to see it's original size
09-06-2010, 08:29 PM
You have definitely improved the image - I can see a dramatic improvement to her facial features and skin. The color temperature looks much warmer too. Overall I think you did a pretty good job. Personally, I wouldn't worry about the shirt. The wrinkle is a very minor issue. I try to catch those kinds of details while I am in the field working with the client. An area that I would focus on (if it were an image that my client wanted printed, for example) would be to brighten the eyes just a touch.
I have piles of raw portrait images that you can use for practice. Let me know and I will upload a few for you to play with - you would probably have an easier time using full size raw files.
Just for clarification - definitely don't hot link to images from other websites. I am more than happy to host your images as attachments.
09-06-2010, 09:01 PM
Part that made the image look more liek a different person was removing the bags from underneath her eyes and some puffiness under the lips which are a standout of her facial features.
Yeah, if you can send me some photos to edit, that would be great. The more correction that they need the better.
I'm use to working with peoples cell phone photos for editing like here below.
Would have been a pretty good picture it if didn't have those white outs on her face..
09-06-2010, 09:23 PM
Someone posted this image on a different forum wondering if it could be saved.
many people submitted their edited image, but I think my edited version looked most natural. Maybe I have too much time on my hands lol..
Maybe a photo editing challenge on the forums might be a cool idea?
09-06-2010, 10:09 PM
I also think you improved the first image, especially the color and the blemish removal. At some point, retouching becomes a matter of personal taste, but if I were retouching it, I would have made the warmth of the skin and hair even (the face and hair near the top is more yellow then the neck and hair on her shoulder) and I wouldn't have made the face quite that warm. I also might have burned and dodged a bit to bring out the structure of her face a bit more. Hope this helped!
Just a side note, though, some people consider it rude -or copyright infringement- to edit and repost their images. In terms of learning, I can't see a problem if its just on your personal computer, but people could get annoyed if you took an image from their myspace or something and reposted it.
09-07-2010, 12:17 AM
If someone can edit and re post their edited version, that would be much helpful as to know what would have been better.
I am noticing a little too much warmth on her face now, kinda like having on too much makeup/cover-up
I kinda understand what you are saying, but I'm not sure what tools and how to make those type of adjustments, haven't made it that far on my editing skills yet. So many little tricks to learn in CS5. I'm very curious to learn what you explained though, is there a special term for what you are describing so I can look up a tutorial online somewhere?
09-07-2010, 09:58 AM
I can't edit and post an edited version right now, but here is a tutorial that would explain what I meant in terms of burning and dodging for face structure: http://takeoutphoto.blogspot.com/2010/01/photoshop-dodge-and-burn-tutorial.html His technique is a little different then mine, but the concept is the same.
An image is made up of hue, saturation, and lightness (HSL, there are different models of this, but for now this one works). The structure of the face in an image can be manipulated by lighting or makeup in production or by photoshop in post. If you change what is shadowed and highlighted, you can accentuate or change the structure of the face.
Here is an example:
This is an image I shot a week ago. Please don't retouch it, its just here as an example. In the top left is the original. To the right is the black and white (luminosity) data from the image. Bottom left is the Hue and Sat data. Most of what you see as the image is made up of the luminosity data. This is the basis of burning and dodging: you change the intensity of the luminosity data without changing the hue or saturation data. This lets you changing how the light appears to hit the face and therefor change the structure of the face. It can be as subtile or as overt as you want, in the bottom right, its just a subtile change in her nose and cheek. If I was doing this in the image for a client, I would spend a good 20 or 30 minutes doing this, but in this case its just an example. It takes a little while to get, but I hope this helps.
05-13-2011, 05:15 AM
Great Posts By all Of You... I haven't much Experience To Shoot Same kind of Quality. Could you please Share some Helping knowledge about Photography.
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