Thank You - Thank You!
I appreciate your help with my "Scary looking photo" and wanted to thank all of you for your posts (I've been out-of-town on vacation and regret not responding earlier....).
Tremendous results - thank you for taking your valuable time and energy to help me. So much insight, creativity, and knowledge... Thank you all very much!
here's my take, I hope I'm not too late.
I made all the retouching and then uploaded them by percentages of opacity over the original image.
I think the hole beauty of the moment was going to be messed by trying to apply a "fashion" or "modelish" look.
So I tried to keep it on the natural side.
I just did some basic retouching and decided to keep it natural:
1. Applied a selective color adjustment layer (reducing red) to reduce the sunburn in the skin.
2. Corrected the red-eye.
3. Applied the Highlight/Shadows adjustment to bring back some lost detail.
4. Used the healing brush and patch tool to remove some of the glare and lighten a few blemishes.
5. Slight color correction.
6. Applied a hue and saturation layer to bring back some tone.
Last edited by T Paul; 08-06-2006 at 09:08 AM. Reason: Replace with smaller size for easier viewing
Thats somebody's daughter
duplicate background layer, select womans face onto own layer. turn off other layers and go into channels, select green channel /apply image. in apply image dialog box change channel tab to red, adust opacity to 50% click ok. I could see the face now a yellow cast. With the green channel still selected, apply image, change channel tab to blue and opactiy to 25%. Click rgb channel, back to layers. Select womans arm onto own layer, bring down the hue sat. Go to shadow/highlight, bring down shadows to 20%, bring up midtones alittle. Select eyes onto own layer and select. Back to apply image, select the red channel, change channel tab to green at 50% then channel tab to blue at 50% to remove red eye. click rgb channel. Add a curves adjustment layer and with the white eyedrop set white point, with the black eyedrop set black point, click ok. Select gradient tool, foreground to transparent. add new layer, click the f on keyboard to allow myself to start the gradient outside of the image and starting beyond the outside fringe stroke inwards around the image to darken the background. Flatten layer, shrink resolution to the 100k or less limit in save for web dialog box. done...By removing the ruby cheeks, l have taken away the mood of the moment and in that respect its not a great retouch but l wouldnt have been able to do any of this without the elucidation retouch pro members show by example 24/7. Tell.
Last edited by tell; 08-05-2006 at 08:40 PM.
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