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Old 07-10-2004, 05:00 AM
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I always find airbrushing looks far too fake and obviously altered. In fact the method I use is much easier than airbrushing and gives a more natural look.

The whole thing is done with layers and blending modes.

The first image is just going for the more natural look with a nice warm hue, the second is a more glamourous high tone look.

She's a very pretty young girl and I dont think she should be wearing too much makeup, but thats just a personal preference

If you do like the airbrushed look I would blur that layer a little to smooth it out and lower the opacity so at least some of her skin's natural texture is showing through
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Old 07-10-2004, 08:33 AM
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Your efforts are pretty good Nancy. The only criticism one might have is that the skin is completley blown out. One section of the cheek was reading 255/255/255 and of course in CMYK, all 0 percent. If you have Katrin Eismann's book on retouching, maybe try her recommended numbers to start.

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Old 07-10-2004, 10:46 AM
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Thats was just something I put together quickly, I honestly hadnt noticed the pure white patch, I generally work by eye rather than by numbers, I went back to look at the original and the white patch was there too so thats where its been pulled in from, went over it with the healing brush just to take the edge off but didnt darken the overall image, I'm a big fan of 'high tone' photography so I guess thats why I prefer this style to airbrushing.
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