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Old 07-27-2007, 01:04 AM
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Re: Blotchy skin

I used plug in Portraiture, standard settings. I have adjusted only the color range.
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:11 AM
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Re: Blotchy skin

Could try a little painting ...
Choose Smudge tool and set in normal mode at about 20 percent. Pick a soft brush and see if a few strokes might help =)
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:00 PM
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Re: Blotchy skin

Wow guys, just wow.
It helped so much, but the other probme is it looks odd compared to the skin tone on her upper body. Which is much warmer, orangey looking.
Meaning her arms, chest/torso. I'm not at home now, but when I remember getting home, I'll post it ASAP.
You guys rock.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:01 AM
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Re: Blotchy skin

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DCobb, you keep saying you're not a professional. I think you do fine work. I deal with "professionals" everyday. I wish half of them could keep up with you.

Alessia,
a major limitation of the channel mixer is that you can't control the effect with blend modes other than using an adjustment layer. I prefer to use Apply Image. Here I've done three channel blends. The first was in LAB, I blended the A channel into the L using Linear Light. The second and third were in RGB, I did a luminosity blend of the Green channel into a duplicate layer using Linear Burn, then a second time using darken.

Notice how much more shape and drama this gives to the skin, and at the same time attention has been moved away from the blotchy areas quite naturally.

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Michael
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Michael would you care to expand on the details a little more? I've been trying to re-create the effect on a different image using the outline you provide but I'm falling woefully short of the mark and I think it's either to do with the layer order, or percentages in play.

Many thanks!
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:05 PM
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Re: Blotchy skin

I know this is / was a dead thread but I had a few minutes at lunch and for some reason this caught my eye. Thought I'd give it a whirl.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:16 PM
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Re: Blotchy skin

Care to share which method you deployed Smetz?
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:26 PM
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Re: Blotchy skin

Sure I removed some of the major areas with the healing brush. Then I duplicated the layer and used gaussian blur on the lower layer. Then added noise (uniform) to get some texture back in. Then just used erase brush at 7% opacity hitting the blotchy areas as necessary which exposes the lower layer. On a higher resolution image this isn't the best method but for this exercise it works just fine for a quick fix. I also fixed what looked like marks from the jean shorts on the lower stomach and liquified the sides of the stomach a little to give more accentuation to the hip.

Like I said I would have passed it by but it was a pleasure to work on such a beautiful image. haha I'd like to see the rest of the gallery.
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