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Old 06-23-2006, 08:46 PM
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eye job

hi everyone!

this is a close on a job i did some time ago. It was a very interesting job to do. The model is in her 40's and it was an image for a cosmetics company. I had to make her look younger, removing the natural age marks, but without loosing details.


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Old 06-24-2006, 03:51 PM
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this could just be my monitor, but there seems to be a metallic milky sheen to her face overall. its' very slight and may just mean that i need to adjust my gamma again.

excellent job of taking the lines out.

i think she's missing her right eyelash for the most part also.

nicely done.

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Old 06-24-2006, 04:14 PM
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Smile eye lashes

hi kraelin,

very interesting this commen about the eye lashes. To tell you the truth, the original scan didn't show much of her eye lashes, and in the end I only unmasked whatever she had originally and didn't illustrate some more hair threads. Very observative!

About the colour, it might be your monitor, altough, for my taste, the final skin tone had a bit to much cyan, making her look a bit violet-like. But, it was the art directors call.

cheers!! and thanks for the comments!

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Old 06-24-2006, 09:03 PM
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hello rutherford, i really like your result, looks realistic and convincing! What techniques did you use? constant Clone+Heal or something else? And how long did it take you to remove those wrinkles at the eyes (your estimation)?


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Old 06-24-2006, 09:38 PM
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hi limaze!

basically, the removal of the wrinkles was done with patience and healing brush. I normally use the healing brush tool (combined with rubber stamp at about 30% oppacity) to remove all of the wrinkles (always on a top layer, never on the original). after the wrinkles are all removed (and there are no blemishes on the channels) I ease it off a bit with the layer oppacity lever (moving it down to about 60% oppacity). That is because, on top of all the skin cleansing I also do what we at the studio call a "flesh mask" that consists of removing all texture of the skin and then replacing it with the original's grain.

the most important is to always review your channels and remove any blemish and blurry areas that might appear when you are stamping the image. And never stamp on the original, always on a layer on top.

the process of removing the lines took about one hour to an hour and a half to complete. in a retouching job like this, what takes most of the time (sometimes days) is the hair, because you cannot have cross threads of hair on the image. the models hair has to be all "combed" to the same direction, and in order to achieve this result, you need a 1 pixel rubber stamp, 200% to 300% zoom and lots of patience to remove crossed hair threads.


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