C&C my PP please

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  1. SwiftTone

    SwiftTone TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys, I recently started getting into photography. I've been enjoying it alot. I'd like to get some C&C on this photo I took of my friend please. I am specifically looking for C&C on the PP. This photo was quickly taken during lunch so composition wasn't really priority at the time. I added the border just as practice, even though I think it blends in with her dress too much.

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    Edited. Cropped, adjusted histogram, brightened, removed blemishes including bikini strpp, softened/smoothed skin, brightened eyes(maybe too bright??), and added border.
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  2. Aayria

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    Just a quick C&C:

    - Eyes wayyy too bright now, you should try to keep her lovely deep brown tone
    -I like that the skin is brighter, but now it has a strange yellow cast to it
    -skin smoothing looks alright, but I would let her keep her birthmark. It's not a blemish, it's a part of her.
    -the background is a bit distracting in this shot. You might try making a couple of layers. Burn the background layer, and doge the foreground. You'll get a nice "spotlight" effect on your subject.
    I'm also wondering why you healed the birthmark, but kept the scar on her eybrow
     
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    -Yea, I did notice that, but I didn't really know how much it should stand out. My favorite feature of her is her eyes, so I guess I went overboard.
    -Now that you mentioned it, I do kind of see the unnatural tint on her skin. Partially is because my monitor isn't tuned, and also I'm green/red color blind which must of affected my judgment.
    -I guess I shouldn't have taken out her birthmarks to this extent. I was just having fun playing with Photoshop. I actually do like her scar personally. Probably not other people though lol.
    -I'll try to learn to burn the background.

    I am probably gonna pickup the Spyder this week just to get my colors adjusted. I figure it would at least help out my eyes a little. I learned all this in Photoshop in an hour via Youtube lol. Thanks for the C&C!!
     
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    The eyes are freaky now on that PP'ed pic, otherwise it's good, except she lost some facial detail.
     

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