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    Default Heidy, before and after



    And here is the full sized version. Done in Lightroom. Your thoughts are welcome.
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    Good one..!! TFS..!!
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    Can you tell us the steps you took to get your final image?

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    I think you did a good job of it.
    You made it hard on yourself with the uneven lighting. If you had used the light more to the back I think it would have been easier. You still have a shadow and a line at her left eye...I would probably work to minimize those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windrider86 View Post
    Can you tell us the steps you took to get your final image?
    Mostly Lightroom, although I used GIMP in a later version of this edit to clone out some of those wisps of hair, content-aware style. In LR, I warmed up the image, brightened the whites of her eyes, brought up the saturation, clarity and exposure in her pupils, softened her skin with a clarity brush (auto-mask, set to -75% or so). Let's see, what else? Did some spot-healing for blemishes, and warmed up the overall WB and brought up the exposure level just a bit. BTW, this was lit entirely with late afternoon sunlight and some poster board that I bought at the dollar store. However, just yesterday, I invested in a big-boy collapsible reflector.
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    Nicely done!

    I will offer one critical comment though. Why didnt you touch the dark bags under her eyes? The portrait would look much better IMO

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    Like it . Think you did good job there.

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    i think you did a top job. if you retouched too much more of the eyes it would be too perfect. you kept her human and natural looking i like ti

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    Very nice job -- not overdone -- still looks very natural, while being much improved. My only suggestion would be to "spot-heal" the somewhat distracting reflected glints of light off the strands of hair on the right side. You also might try either a closer top crop, or darken the blue sky.

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    "After" looks really great. I like the highlighted face and the skin of that girl. This is what makes picture really beautiful

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