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Old 01-22-2007, 08:18 AM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

Nice Phil! This photo is a good candidate for your technique. Little Fisher, I prefer your second attempt with more texture. Actually, I thought her skin wasn't that bad at all. She doesn't have any acne and apart from those striations on the upper lip and some very minor creases on the forehead there wasn't much work to do. A more pressing problem was was posed by those harsh shadows coming down from her nose. I dodged those away using a 2% opacity, white brush on a Soft Light Layer. I used the Healing Brush to fix up the larger imperfections and a Screen Layer to lighten her overall complexion. I used a Curves layer to increase contrast in the midtones and desaturated her shirt a bit.

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Old 01-22-2007, 10:34 AM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

I also gave this one a try.
I first cloned out the wringles, then I used the Degrundge method, then did some dodge and burn on 50% gray layer set to soft light.
The I tried a layer of air brush at 40% to see if it helped.
Good job Syd.
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:08 PM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

Thanks for all of your input. I just got Katrin Eisman's book and have to say that it's much more informative than other books I've bought recently. I've been getting into her technique that CathyH mentioned, where a 50% gray fill layer is used to dodge and burn. I have trouble with that technique when using another touchup layer where I use the rubber stamp and heal tools. Do you use it last, or do you put it above or below the touchup layer?

As far as her bad skin, I wish you could see the full-res version. Perhaps I'm also thinking of another shot I have of her where her whole body is covered in little bumps. Maybe you're right, though. She could be worse.

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Old 01-22-2007, 01:44 PM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

LF
I'm no expert, but i have learned a lot on this site. And experimenting is the best way to learn.
What I have found is that you do all the marjor fixes first. such as blemishes, wrinkles, reshaping, then you work on the texture of the skin with the dodge and burn tools, or the other methods.
I used a combination of them.
Take care and keep on practicing.
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:35 PM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

i thought i'd try this one also. here's a quick go at it.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:06 PM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

Say, that's a nice chocolate tone you got there Pixeltek. What did you do?

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Old 01-22-2007, 10:13 PM
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thanks LF,

it's the virtual photographer plug-in, copper, set to multiply and lowered the opacity. you can play with it to get varying degrees of the copper tone.
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