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Ratm
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Dec 1, 2008, 02:05 AM
 
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besson3c
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Dec 1, 2008, 02:14 AM
 
Who is that guy and why is he looking at me?
     
Ratm  (op)
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Dec 1, 2008, 02:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Who is that guy and why is he looking at me?


not me if that's what you're thinking. stock photo.
     
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Dec 1, 2008, 05:22 PM
 
The skin is all pasty, blurred and fuzzy now. You missed a couple blemishes, one under eye brow, other under lip. The one cheek wrinkle looks weird. Too clean but also inconsistent.

The eyes look good though.
     
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Dec 1, 2008, 09:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
The skin is all pasty, blurred and fuzzy now. You missed a couple blemishes, one under eye brow, other under lip. The one cheek wrinkle looks weird. Too clean but also inconsistent.

The eyes look good though.

The moment I finished it I felt like a proud papa... but now I see many of the things that you're talking about. I'll keep looking for some other skin smoothing techniques. Thanks for the feedback Railroader.
     
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Dec 17, 2008, 10:46 PM
 
I've been having so much fun with Photoshop lately that I wanted to post a few pics of the tutorials I've been trying out lately. I wish I would have gotten into graphic design sooner.

Enjoy.

http://psdtuts.com/





     
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Dec 18, 2008, 04:56 AM
 
I really like the pencil, Ratm.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
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Dec 18, 2008, 11:11 AM
 
You've followed the tutorials well. You should branch-out now and take what you've learned and do something original from the ground up. That's where the fun begins!
(Oh...and, technically, you're doing illustration, not graphic design. But, I'm not going to split hairs. The apple and pencil turned-out really well. Good job.)
     
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Dec 18, 2008, 07:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
You've followed the tutorials well. You should branch-out now and take what you've learned and do something original from the ground up. That's where the fun begins!
(Oh...and, technically, you're doing illustration, not graphic design. But, I'm not going to split hairs. The apple and pencil turned-out really well. Good job.)
Thanks guys.

I agree, I can't wait to start to work on my own stuff. I'll definitely start to branch out after a little while longer and apply what I've learned toward my own designs but I've only been at this for two months so I'm still not as confident as I'd like to be but soon....hopefully!
     
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Dec 22, 2008, 01:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Ratm View Post
The moment I finished it I felt like a proud papa... but now I see many of the things that you're talking about. I'll keep looking for some other skin smoothing techniques. Thanks for the feedback Railroader.
I am impressed. Most people would have gotten royally ticked at the me for the critique I did. I think you'll go far.
     
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Jan 3, 2009, 12:22 AM
 
that pimple on his eyebrow has got to go!!
08 Whitebook 2.2 2.0.120.
     
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Jan 4, 2009, 11:12 PM
 
RATM, I loved what you did to the skin, how did you manage to fix the skin AND make it look a little realistic yet?
Great work indeed, please tell me more about it
     
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Jan 13, 2009, 11:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Carla V. View Post
RATM, I loved what you did to the skin, how did you manage to fix the skin AND make it look a little realistic yet?
Great work indeed, please tell me more about it


I actually hacked away at it for awhile with the Spot healing tool, Healing Brush tool, Clone tool. Followed the tutorial from this good little website. Can't find the link now but if you want me too I'll look for it.

Recommend this great book on the subject of retouching and it's by Katrin Eismann

http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Rest.../dp/0321316274

enoy!
     
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Jan 13, 2009, 11:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by hedmisten View Post
that pimple on his eyebrow has got to go!!
NO

If I did that it would be a perfect masterpiece.
     
   
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