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Old 01-21-2006, 02:02 AM
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Try this:

fix the first scan of this woman, and then create a few selections that you should save as alpha channels. The selections might be around her skin, clothes, etc. You'll need these selections for later.
Then duplicate the file (image>duplicate). Then change the mode of the duplicated file to grayscale so you get the best grayscale version. You could use channel mixer for this if you know how.
Once it's grayscale, change mode to duotone (image>mode>duotone). Pick a duotone that will give you the type of tan you're looking for, maybe a mid-brown, for example. Click ok once you've got what you want.
Copy this file into the other so its layer is on top and you can now close the duplicate file, you don't need it any more.
Change blend mode of duotone layer. You might try multiply and then reduce its opacity, but you'll have to play around here. Use the selections you've saved from earlier to help put it all together so you can easily remove areas that you don't want the duotone layer to affect.
There's lots of other purposes with this method. A tan is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Old 01-21-2006, 03:06 AM
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Hi Freddie.

Just an FYI. I believe any blotchiness or unnatural colors in some examples is probably not a reflection of the method used but just the poster's hasty choice of adjustments or amplification of jpeg artifacts. At least for the method I posted, you could make the skin any color or simply by moving the level sliders around--here's a crazy example.


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