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Old 07-27-2011, 02:45 PM
Lofty1967 Lofty1967 is offline
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Double Chin

Hi Guys,
Can I have some advice on how to great rid of a double chin whilst keeping the face shape the same and maintaining neutral color around the chin area?
Many thanks for help
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:27 PM
Moniquette Moniquette is offline
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Re: Double Chin

Hi Stephen,

it would be of great help if you posted the image, so people can give you more specific advice? Also, there are many threads on retouching a double chin, like this one

Usually, liquify +clone +dodge and burn works, but it all depends on the image.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:30 PM
madclark madclark is offline
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Re: Double Chin

Use the same D&B technique that you'd use to smooth skin imperfections except on a macro level. Lighten the deepest pockets of shadows and darken the highlights to blend in a unified tone under the chin. Typically with double chins you're going to have some jowliness in the cheek area too. Just use the liquefy tool to lift that some. You can also shade under the cheekbones to carve that out and give some definition if the face is overly full.

Hope that helps.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:58 PM
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Re: Double Chin

Frequency separation can be really helpful here, seprating out the skin texture from tone. That way you can remove the shadow that form the double chin while maintaining the texture. I usually use a blank layer above the low frequency layer and use the clone tool set to (this layer and bellow) and clone skin tone from the lower part of the neck up, fallowing the natural lines of the neck. If there is a wrinkle or defined line that exists in the texture then you can replace the skin texture in that area on the high frequency layer.

Of course, liquifying before or after can also help refine the shape of the neck. I recommend before, that way you can easily go back to the frequency separation for touch up if need be.

If you want links to FS let us know. It sounds complicated but if your comfortable with layers then its not that bad.
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