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Old 03-11-2005, 02:38 PM
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MBChamberlain, Thanks for explanation. It helped my understanding.

Stroker, sort of Janus looking figure is easy to understand.
By the way, did you spot that 'beard' (not mustache, not whiskers...?)
I haven't found it yet.
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:00 PM
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lol, Ven. I went back and noticed that you said that you don't see the beard. I can see it plain as 5 o'clock shadow. Looks just like you would expect George Michaels or Don Johnson to look after a day or two. Just under the nose and right up under the cheeks to the ears. Subtle, but I can see it very well. Must be a difference in our eyeballs.

I took another quick whack at it. For the mask, I interesected Lum and Sat (because I hate Colour Range). Used that as a mask to pump up Sat. I'm actually kind of pleased with the results.
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:17 PM
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[QUOTE=Stroker]lol, Ven. I went back and noticed that you said that you don't see the beard. I can see it plain as 5 o'clock shadow. Looks just like you would expect George Michaels or Don Johnson to look after a day or two. ...QUOTE]

I like the result very much!

Maybe my english comprehension has gotten rusty more.
Do you mean this part?

p.s. If so...I've replaced attachments on my previous post. What do you all think about it? Please let me know.
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:19 PM
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Hi Dragnsteph,

On my monitor, your image had a strong blue/red tint which I often see from scanned images.

What I did is sample a mid tone colour from the image. Then take a sample from a skin swatch. Using a curves adj layer, I adjusted the individual R G & B channels to make your image values equal to the swatch values.

Finally I applied a further curves layer to adjust brightness and contrast.
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:26 PM
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Hi dragnsteph,

A good place to start when analyzing an image is to click through the channels. The Blue and Green channels seem pretty "normal" but the shadow effects can clearly be seen in the Red channel.
- Make a Curve adjustment layer;
- Select the Red channel's curve;
- <ctrl><click>on a "good" part. I used the cheek and got a value of 216. This will mark a point on the curve;
- <ctrl><click> on a "bad" part. I used the neck and got a value of 137. This will mark another point on the curve;
- raise the 'bad" point until the greys have gone (from 137 to 160);
- (personal taste, may not apply to you) put in a Hue/Saturation layer with Hue +4 and Saturation -5.

Hope this helps,
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Old 03-11-2005, 05:27 PM
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Yeah, Ven, that would be the top of the beard. Something about it just doesn't look right and I can't put my finger on it. The laugh lines? Maybe the chin?

Your attachments look fine to me.
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Old 03-12-2005, 03:26 AM
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Just a bit to add to the other folks ideas -- I think that a Selective Color adjustment layer set to reduce Black in the Neutrals, and a bit in the Reds works when used in Overlay layer mode at reduced opacity (about 57%). It affects the skin color also, and still would require work.
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:57 AM
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Yeah, Ven, that would be the top of the beard. Something about it just doesn't look right and I can't put my finger on it. The laugh lines? Maybe the chin?

Your attachments look fine to me.
I've just called it a day.(?)
Thanks for your feedback.


<monolog> Time to learn about cosmetics? </monolog>
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:31 AM
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DragnSteph

I was using "TIFFANY_after." I copied the background layer in screen blending mode and then copied it again in screen mode. To this second copy I added a black mask and painted it in with a soft brush. I do use a tablet. At any rate I tried it again and I didn't get the exact same result. To the second Layer I added a color balance adjustment layer. Selected Midtones and used 0,-17,and +7. It still isn't right but its seems to be getting close. I've enclosed a screen dump of the last step.
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:16 AM
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Wow .... great job everybody!!!!

I tried the 'Variations' option...
Inverted Shadows Mask
Selective Colors
Hue&Saturation
Brightness/Contrast

...I tried to achieve the 'translucent glow' that glamour photos often have ...
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