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Old 08-31-2005, 02:27 PM
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Here's what I got using Photoshop 7. On Retouch1 I replaced the brides eyes with the 2nd photo. (This was alot harder than I anticipated!) After that I corrected the slight overexposure by using a merged layer and changed it to Multiply mode and lowered the opacity to 50%. Fiddled with the Hue and Saturation to correct Grooms Sunburn(not that you can tell!), Dyed Brides roots, added some makeup, Lightened the shadows under the grooms eyes by making a selection around his eyes, copy and paste into it's own layer then change mode to Screen. Then use a "hide-all" or black mask to slowly paint away the shadow with a soft white brush at a low opacity. I also used the liquify feature to open his eyes up to lessen the squinty look. I removed the glare on the grooms head using the healing brush (on a seperate Background duplicate layer), then lowered the opacity of that layer to give it a more natural look. I whitened the brides teeth and also helped even out her skin tone by using a Merged all layer/duplicate background layer set to Multiply with a hide all mask, then painted in with a-you guessed it-soft white brush at a low opacity. This evened out her skin tone nicely and I used the same layer to darken her flowers and the top of her dress, the grooms tie and parts of his suit. After I was done I played around with Sepia tones, dreamy qualitys, and hand tinted look.

The dreamy quality was the easiest! On a duplicate layer of the flattened original layer, under filter>blur.gaussian- set at a 3% (it's just needs to be alittle blurry) Now set layer mode to Lighten- Viola! Dreamy effect. If you want the eyes to be sharper then use a layer mask and paint the sharpness back in.

Any Q's just ask, I had to write this pretty fast so it may not make sense!

~Amber~
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Old 08-31-2005, 02:39 PM
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Here are my steps in retouching this print:
1.Duplicated the Background Layer
2.Applied CS2's Shadow and Highlight feature. It opened up the man's
jacket a bit. and I applied highlight correction to the bride's dress and
flesh tones. I then made a layer mask on this layer and painted back
some of the image on the groom
3.I made an Empty Layer and used the Healing Brush to remove the
squinty wrinkles on the brow of the Bride.
4.I then made a Merge Visible Layer and applied the Liquify Filter and opened up both the Bride and Groom's eyes. I also corrected the down-turned corners of the Bride's mouth giving her a better smile
5.I made another Empty Layer and used the Healing Patch to remove the
sweaty highlight on the Groom's forehead
6. I made another Emtpy Layer and set the blending mode to Soft Light
and with a 10-20% soft black brush worked on the face shadows and
eye area.
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Old 08-31-2005, 02:43 PM
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I would not have the color on his lips it does not look right. maybe just bring ou the color in the flowers in her hands and his lapel.
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Old 08-31-2005, 03:07 PM
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amber,

brilliant stroke in replacing the eyes. nicely done (and i'm sure a bit of a trick). very well done!

Craig
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Old 08-31-2005, 03:38 PM
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Changed her eyes.
Gradient masked right side - levels change.
Ditto left side.
Straightened his collar a bit.
Thought I'd let them walk on water.
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Old 08-31-2005, 03:51 PM
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Thanks for the compliment Craig! The eyes took the longest to fix because of the different perspectives/size, and I just have a hard time with it-period!

Creeduk- Now that I look back at the tinted ones, I agree with you. He does look funny! Thanks for the new perspective. I have never really tinted before so I am not sure what to tint!

~Amber~
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Old 08-31-2005, 05:09 PM
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nice!!!!

Amber....The eyes turned out perfect with no squint what-so-ever. I tried the sepia effect but did not quite want it for this particular couple. Thanks for your workflow in describing. The color correction is right on also
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Old 08-31-2005, 05:22 PM
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Great touch-ups everyone

I greatly appreciate the efforts made to help me on these pix. I have been trying everything to correct the shadows/highlights but either made to dark or lighter in areas unwanted. I am going to try to manipulate the eyes a little more on the squints and possibly remove some more of the darkness on the grooms shoulder. The foreheads really came out nice on all replies. Please feel free to train me even more on these pix!!
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:26 PM
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loverly,

maybe i've blown out my gamma on the monitor again, but i dont think so this time. it looks way to bright, especially the girl.

Craig
I'm on a lap top so sometimes there is a bit of a difference with desktop monitors and mine.

Loverly
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:54 PM
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Dreamypix, looks great.
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