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MY SKILLS...check\'m\'out!
Old 12-01-2005, 05:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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tat removal
blemishes
skin smoothing...aging lines,under arm folds, a slight smile on left model.
stray hairs
dead tooth whitened on right model.
model on left..highlights to hair

lets hear it!!!the good the bad and the ability to be photoshoped...its all i know now!

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Re: MY SKILLS...check\'m\'out!
Old 12-01-2005, 07:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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comments would be nice...and greatly appreciated.
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Re: MY SKILLS...check\'m\'out!
Old 12-01-2005, 08:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I had to go back between your list and the picture several times to check but I think everything on your list is still there. I promise I am not trying to be unkind but did you link the correct PS'd photo?

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ummm
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Overall the improvements appear good however, it's hard to tell with the change in pic sizing how the integrity of the skin tone and texture is, or is not, maintained. When I remove wrinkles, tats, etc it's critical that it truely looks natural and not PS'd as you view skin textures etc around the altered areas. I do notice on the tat removal that the seam on her top is a bit frey'd in one spot. Maybe a large post pic would be helpful to compare but certainly you have the best ability to compare tones/texture at close range. Hope this helps!
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Not bad! I agree with the other comments that since they're not the same size, it's hard to judge. I shrunk the larger one in my browser (using FireFox w/ Imagezoom extension), and when you compare them that way, the PS'ed one looks much better.

The ONLY thing that's bugging me is that it looks like the focus was a hair off on the source image. If you look at the image carefully, to my eyes it looks like your lens is overly front-focused biased (assuming that you focus locked on the model's eyes). All auto-focus cameras are slightly front-focus biased, but some lenses need to get adjusted. You might want to do a lens focusing test to see if that's the case. I'm only mentioning this because it happened to myself with my Canon 20D w/ my Sigma 24-70 f 2.8 EX DG Macro lens.
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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these are my skillz as of now...but with constuctive comments such as these...the only way is up...thanks much everyone who writes me something!
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This might be a topic that would be better posted by itself, perhaps in the tech forum, but ... how do you do a lens focus test and then, how do you fix it if its determined that it needs it? I have a Sigma that I have just about stopped using completely because it exhibits characteristics as described.
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Follow the instructions at this link to do a focus test:

http://www.photo.net/learn/focustest/

I suggest that you try several different lenses to make sure that it really is the lens and not the autofocus system that's out of whack. Also, if you can get ahold of another copy of the lens, you can check to see if it's because you just have a bad copy of the lens.

If you want to see how badly my Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG Macro was out of whack, take a look at the lens tests I did here:

http://www.stuckpixelphotography.com/sigmatest.htm

On "Sigma test image 4", I was focusing directly on my cat's eyes. If you look at the photo though, you can clearly see the texture of the lazyboy he's sitting on is in focus and not his eyes.

If you determine that your lens is front focusing, the only way to fix it is to send it in to Sigma to get it adjusted. Send them some prints of your photos that clearly show the problem, and they'll fix it for you.

If it's the autofocus sensor in the camera itself, you'll need to send it in to get adjusted.

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