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Old 06-15-2006, 06:06 AM
mchawkes mchawkes is offline
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fleshtone / hair work

Per a few requests... Here are some fleshtone and hair work.. The quality of the original is pretty spotty, but I did what I could with it.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:07 AM
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the rest of the images

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Old 06-15-2006, 10:10 AM
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Nice work mchawkes...very natural.

Would you mind sharing some iinfo on how you smoothed out the skin without destroying the natural look and texture.

i notice a nice dodge and burn on the legs and arms gives it a smoother look also.
speaking in gerneral.

thanks!
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Old 06-15-2006, 12:36 PM
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I hope you don't mind me taking a stab at one of your pics....i tried to duplicate what you did to the face to smooth it out and stuff.

just wondering if you could tell me what you think.......and was curious how you got your eye color....bc i had trouble with that area since there was no info there to begin with.


thanks.
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:39 PM
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mchawkes,

i also took the liberty of retouching one of your originals. i am trying out a new skin pore brush, and would like your opinion on it. too much, not enough?

thanks.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:12 PM
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I hope you don't mind me taking a stab at one of your pics....i tried to duplicate what you did to the face to smooth it out and stuff.

just wondering if you could tell me what you think.......and was curious how you got your eye color....bc i had trouble with that area since there was no info there to begin with.
The eye color was illustrated as it is a solid black and cannot be color corrected. As well as the upper eyelid. Nice shot at the flesh though. actually some of the better work ive seen for skin work.

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i also took the liberty of retouching one of your originals. i am trying out a new skin pore brush, and would like your opinion on it. too much, not enough?
The texure seems a little much, but I can see that with finesse that could be very useful. What did you use? Also I would back of of the polishing a smidge to bring back some of the original.

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Nice work mchawkes...very natural.

Would you mind sharing some iinfo on how you smoothed out the skin without destroying the natural look and texture.

i notice a nice dodge and burn on the legs and arms gives it a smoother look also.
speaking in gerneral.
I did use dodge and burn extensively. its a great tool. But there is a process to it that I think yields excellent results. I have a few other techniques, most of witch you can find a tutorial on this site for, but one in particular that I havent seen. I will probably post that later as a tutorial... thanks.

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Old 06-15-2006, 07:31 PM
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thanks mchawkes.....looking forward to the tutorial.

dodge & burn technique is something that i found on this site...i have been using soft light layers for highs & shadows......i usualy us overlay for when i want to colorize something a little more intesely like eye color or lip or makeup.

i also love using D&B for smoothing out areas of the skin like baggy eyes and wrinkles.....so much less obvious the using cloning or healing methods.


im very new to it so any tips would be appreciated!
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:47 PM
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thanks for the feedback -- i agree, a tutorial would be great!

i lowered the opac of the skin pore and polishing -- is it less obviously? i am getting closer?

for the skin, i attached the patch of skin that i use as a pattern tool -- it came from ray12's skin (posted elsewhere by him) - i cropped a portion of it.
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:59 PM
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Another shot

I took a crack at the same image myself.

http://edgework.tripod.com/samples/face_after.jpg
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