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Old 08-18-2004, 07:30 PM
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Shiny Forehead/Skin

Hi!
I am just wondering what is the easiest way to
reduce the shine on a forehead/nose.
The picture is an example of some
shine I'd like to reduce.
Any help any could give would be great!
Thanks in advance.
Amy
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:48 PM
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Hi Amy,
This is how i lowered the shine on the forehead and nose, there are many other ways and i'm sure someone else will jump in here soon if mine is not clear to you.
Duplicate Background Layer
Make a selection with the Lasso Tool on the forehead
Make a curves adjustment layer
Lower the top right hand side down to where it looks right to you, don't worry about the line at this point. Click ok
Go to filter, Blur, and then Gaussian Blur, and adjust it until the line is gone
I used the Healing Brush tool for the small part on the nose.
Let me know if this helps or you need more information
Wayne
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:50 PM
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Oh and welcome to RP Amy.
Wayne
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Old 08-18-2004, 10:34 PM
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To do this I duplicated the background, used the patch tool to patch very shiny areas with not so shiny areas. Duplicated layer gaussian blur 1.2, added a hide all layer mask then painted white on mask to reveal just skin areas to smooth skin.

Tried to not take all the shine out as that can leave the image looking flat.

Christine
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Old 08-18-2004, 11:08 PM
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Wayne and Christine:
Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!
You made it look so good
and sound easy. I hope
I can do it this well.....I am off
to try!!
Thanks again!
Amy
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Old 08-19-2004, 12:07 AM
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Amy,
Let us know how you did on the photo when you get finished with it.
Wayne
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Old 08-19-2004, 02:11 AM
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Hi Amy, had a go with your picture as well. Here's what I did.

1. Selected area on right forehead and pasted to new layer.
2. Horizontal flipped this and moved it over shiny area on left of forehead.
3. Adjusted levels of this "patch" to get lighting right.
4. Adjusted opacity of layer to get best look.
5. Blurred with Gaussian Blur (radius 9)
6. Added noise to give skin texture.
7. Blurred noise slightly (Gaussian Blur 0.6)

Repeated for area on left cheek with patch taken from right cheek. Sounds complicated, but whole thing only took about 2-3 mins.
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Old 08-19-2004, 08:02 AM
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Another way to do this is to make a Luminosity Mask.

• click ctrl+alt+~
• check feather settings (I usually put mine at 2)
• click ctrl+j to place in seperate layer
• add a layer mask (select the square with circle inside at the bottom of the layers pop up)
• change layer blending to luminosity
• add gaussian blur (I used 1.8 setting)
• click into layer mask square and use a black paintbrush to "erase" areas you want to sharpen (I set the opacity of my brush to 40% so I could blend them a bit)

I liked the way this evened out her skin tone and kept her skin luminious.

Hope this helps....at least now you have several different methods to use! (grin)
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Old 08-19-2004, 08:16 AM
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Thanks Donna and Gary!
I have several photo shoots
today and can't wait to get
back and play with you technicques, too.
I have only had Photoshop CS
for about 5 days now and you
have all taught me so much
already. I don't know how
I functioned so long without it.
Thanks so much!
I am very grateful for the help.
Amy
P.S. Any reccommendations on
a Photoshop book that might help
a photoshop rookie like me??
I am a photographer and I saw a
few books at my local bookstore but
they did not look very geared to
photography...more like grapic design.
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Old 08-19-2004, 10:46 AM
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Hi Amy,
Restoration & Retouching by Katrin Eismann is one of the best ones out there, check it out.
Wayne
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