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Old 10-07-2010, 06:03 PM
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help with very shiny skin

Hi guys/gals, I'm just getting back into the photo business and trying to brush up on my skills. This womans shiny spot is killing me, when I use healing/clone tool to darken from surrounding good skin, there are these very dark lines left over and it looks icky....please teach me something !

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Old 10-07-2010, 07:28 PM
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Re: help with very shiny skin

Hello Bruce,
The 1st thing to learn is how to upload a good size image. Your image is only 2 x 2" @ 72 ppi. You can size to approx 8 x 8 and still save at reasonable quality to fit the 100KB limit (200KB if you are a Patron member).

As for the hot spot on her forehead, cloning at low opacity on a new layer above the bg can effectively eliminate the blown out area. Doing so will also remove most of the texture, which is ok if you prefer smooth skin. However if you want some of that texture back, create a frequency separation of the bg, delete the low freq layer and use part of the high freq layer to restore as much texture as you like.

Samples below with no texture and with texture

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Old 10-08-2010, 04:56 AM
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Re: help with very shiny skin

Since there's already good texture in the forehead, another method would be to use a new selective color adjustment layer (method: Absolute), go to the "Whites", decrease Cyan to -7%, increase Magenta to 5%, Yellow to 12%, Black to 25%.
Mask in just the forehead and reduce the opacity to about 80% (otherwise it could look a little too flat).
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:37 AM
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Re: help with very shiny skin

Jonas, very good, much faster! It's amazing how sometimes we over-complicate solutions.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:42 AM
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Re: help with very shiny skin

thanks guys, I'll give it a shot, if I get stuck I'll get back to you

by the way murray I haven't heard the term 'frequency' before.....what is that ?

Bruce
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:57 AM
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Bruce, it is a technique to separate an image into its fine radius edges (texture) and larger areas containing mostly color to permit you to retouch one with little or no effect on the other. Suggest you check out this thread at ModelMayhem
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?th...=439098&page=1 and do a search here at RP for Frequency Separation, there are a number of good threads.
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