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Old 08-08-2005, 07:46 PM
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New Guy - Mottled face

Hello All,

I am new but wanted to jump right in. I have a before and after of a shot of my grandmother. I did what I can but the hula girls face is still real mottled. Is there a way to get the color consistent on her face? I'd also enjoy tips on fixing mold.

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Trev
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:24 PM
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Re. Mottled face

Hi Trev !

Welcme to Retouch PRO - a great place to be at.
Trust me, just check out my "Bad hair day..." post which is my first here.

You have done a great job so far by bringing your granny and the Hula out from the cyan mist, there.

First tip I would like to give is re-scan the image and do it as large as your scanner and/or puter can take or as large as you need. Then wipe that cyan mist out the same way you did with this image.
(You were keeping notes, weren't you .. ?)
From there I have no doubt you can build up new skin for the face by using colour and shade samples from the Hula's upper torso and arm. There seems to be enough information there to get you by.

Check out NancyJ's answer to this thread here to get some very good advice:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/critiques/11212-some-retouching.html

Also, this tutorial shold give you enough to get going:

Enahnce and fix skin

Best of luck !

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Old 08-08-2005, 10:22 PM
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i agree with jiger; it would be helpful to have a larger image. nonetheless, i gave this a shot. added a curves adjustment layer, channel mixer al, levels al, and a color balance al and brightness/contrast al. used clone, push and smudge to remove oddities and smooth things up a bit.

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Old 08-09-2005, 04:20 AM
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Very nice work, Kraellin !

Considering you did that on the "thumbnail" I'd say it's even a great piece of work.
Perhaps it's me spoiling myself rotten by sporting this 22" monitor (ViewSonic P225f) that makes me want some image realestate, but I've had reason to bless it many times over.
Last in the case of "Grace"...

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Old 08-09-2005, 08:10 AM
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thanks, jiger.

and when you get an extra 22", send it my way

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Old 08-09-2005, 08:11 AM
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thanks

Thanks, Y'all,

I think I was trying to work too globally. if I zoom in tight, I should be able to redup what you all are saying. Though I am not new to photoshop, I am new to the right workflows.

Peace,

Trev
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:16 AM
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and trev, welcome to RP

if you dont have a larger image to work with, you can try doubling the image size to make things like clone and smudge easier.

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Old 08-09-2005, 08:34 AM
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Trev, the workflow varies from image to image (and artist to artist) and you'll adapt soon enough while working with this type of editing.
But - in general I think your worklflow looks ok.
Globally>Locally>More local>Pixel level.

If you haven't got it already I would recommend a book by Katrin Eismann.
"Restoration & Retouching - 2nd ed".
It made the total difference for me.

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