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Old 01-18-2006, 03:49 PM
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In need of a tan

Hi there everyone,

Well here in Berlin its cold cold cold and this young lady feels she is in need of a tan. She really is not exposing all that much in the way of flesh however she would like to have a healthy tan! Is there a special technique that anyone can recommend to add a bit of natural looking colour to her skin?

Any good techniques would be most warmly (pardon the pun) welcomed

Thanks
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:41 PM
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all i did with this is duplicate the layer.. up the contrast a bit,convert the duplicated layer to mask and paint in the hands.. toasty
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:54 PM
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Did this with an selective colour adjustment layer - messed about with the sliders till it looked ok - took about 5 mins.
I t also brought out some more detail to the clothes

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Old 01-19-2006, 03:29 AM
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I attached the layer palette.

1. I used the edge-seeker to select the skin areas. Selection was slightly feathered.

2. Then created a levels adjust layer which was masked by the selection I created in step 1. This layer is called "Mask Levels" in the layer palette.

3. Adjusted the levels within the levels adjust layer. Basically made the skin more yellow/orange by boosting red and green and turning down blue. Then darkened it by turning down the overall intensity.

Since all of the adjustments are in the level sliders (no brushing involved), you could quickly whip up a bunch of variations to show the client.

I used Paintshop Pro X, but the instructions for PSP and PS are virtually identical for this simple procedure.

Bart
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:58 AM
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A subtle hint of sun. Combo of a second layer painted and set to color mode and a color correction layer to get the tone just right.
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Old 01-19-2006, 03:27 PM
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Wow

Seems like there are a hell of a lot ways to go about apply a bit of sun. I felt some did not have that all over healthy tan look (ie a little blotchy) I found creeduk really good, subtle and realistic. Thanks for all your help once more
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:37 PM
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One more way.

adjusted curves. dupped the layer and set blending mode to "multiply," add a mask, fill with black (hide all mask) paint with a white soft brush at about 30-40%, on the mask, in areas you want darker. Give it a little gaussian blur just enough to even it out. Done. Too dark? lower the opacity of the multiplied layer mask... Too light? brush over again.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:33 PM
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Well I went simple here - didn't see the need for masks or getting fancy.
I converted the image to LAB. Used the magic wand to cleanly select the arm and the waist (Corrected each area independently because they are different shades). I chose a Pantone color from the custom color picker, than looked like a good tan color. Noted the L, A, & B values. Then did a curves adjust setting the value of an average point in each area to the new color values. Sorry if the color you see looks a little off but I am working on my Laptop right now and the LCD monitor is not very good. I did not try to modify the texture or tone variation across the skin.
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Murray
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:59 AM
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One extra comment - a reason why tans are considered attractive is they tend to hide skin imperfections, and pale skin can revealed more blotchiness. So after you've created your tan you also need to remove some of the mottled look of the skin to make it look like a more 'healthy' tan.
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:19 PM
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I felt some did not have that all over healthy tan look (ie a little blotchy)
Well if you wanted smooth you should have said, I think you asked for methods to give the appearance of a tan, you got that - several of them.

If you see a really smooth tan on anyone, you can almost guarantee that is out of a bottle (unnatural), so is that healthy? I have heard somewhere that too much sun is unhealthy, O yeah - gives you skin cancer.
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