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Old 08-23-2004, 04:40 PM
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slim down - tommy & chest photo attached

Following my query for the above, I attach the sample photographs which I have been struggled with.
The female tommy is really tough one.
The final tommy need to be really flat, and I can not figure out 'how to'.
Is it matter of 'removing' or 'adding' shadow?
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File Type: jpg chest.jpg (22.4 KB, 66 views)
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Old 08-23-2004, 06:11 PM
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Not that there's anything wrong with the poor woman's tummy in the first place...

I tried a mixture of the two - adding some shadow and taking some away - and also moved her two sides in slightly to slim down her hips. Again, there was nothing wrong with them but they are the hips of a curvy person and we want to make this model look like a less-curvy person.

This is about the best I can do -- I hope someone else will have some suggestions for you.

Actually, this is a good example of when something should be considered at the stage of taking the photographs -- some careful attention to lighting would have made much less work for the retoucher.
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Old 08-23-2004, 07:47 PM
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Tummy Tuck

I just used the pinch tool and liquify filter.

1. Selected tummy and placed on new layer
2. Used the pinch tool Filter>Distort>Pinch to reshape the stomach
3. Then I merged the layers
4. Next I used the Liquify Filter to push in the waist a bit.
5. Used the dodge/burn tool to soften shadows and add shadows where needed.

The second version I added some height to improve the proportions.

6. Copied half the girl and placed on a new layer and shifted it up a bit.
7. Used clone tool to match.
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File Type: jpg tommy4.jpg (99.5 KB, 81 views)

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Old 08-23-2004, 08:56 PM
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Smile tummy tuck

Selected bottom half of the image, slightly feathered, and copied selection to a new layer.
Free transform, made the new layer slimmer and merged layer down. Used the clone tool to smooth the merged edges.
Selected tummy and placed on new layer, used filter, distort, pinch to slim the tummy a little more.
Used the clone tool again to reshape hips as best I could. Dodge and burn tool to try to fix the shadows so they look natural.
Think maybe now she's too skinny, though
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:02 AM
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Sorry, nothing to add here. Except that you all are awesome. This is one little trisk with which I have little experience. I am now off to try to re-create these myself. Because as soon as I don't I will have a customer who wants just this and have to spend several all nighters learning it and perfecting it and ... well you get the idea. Thanks for posting this. lol Ya'll so totally rock.

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Old 08-24-2004, 10:06 AM
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Hi,

I tried to use the liquify command on the man's chest but the texture of the sweater got too distorted, so I used dodge/burn layers to minimize the shadows.
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:36 AM
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For me, I used Kai's Goo on the girl's tummy using the Magnet tool to bring the tummy and arms in on each side. I then used USM to re-sharpen some of the blurred details. On the guy, I used only the Clone tool. On the left side I used the "if darker" merge mode to reshape the shadow and on the right side I used the "if lighter" merge mode to remove some of the shadow. I then used the "if darker" mode on the right side again to bring back some darker tones to the sweater. I then created a rough mask around the sweater, created a new object from it and applied some noise to it. Created a clipmask to the noise and erased areas I didn't need and then dropped the opacity down to about 50%... this was just to add some texture back to the sweater.
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File Type: jpg chest2.jpg (25.0 KB, 27 views)
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:09 PM
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Lynn. I think you did a very nice job. My effort was perhaps a little more crude and hurried. I primarily reduced by using the Lasso and cloning in the background. I lightened the background on the left to better define the torso. On the right, I selected the fingers and Skewed inward. Along with the fingers, the dress also moved in. Then I just selected the bottom part under the hand and cloned out. You also really hit on the key which is the lighting on the tummy. I tried a different shading.

Cheers
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:26 PM
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For me, I used Kai's Goo on the girl's tummy using the Magnet tool to bring the tummy and arms in on each side.
I'll have to experiment with Kai's Goo as you got nice results.
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Old 08-26-2004, 09:16 AM
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Talking

Thanks Duv : )
Seems there are at least 10 different ways to do things. No wonder I'm always confused!

Umm..what is Goo? <lost look>

Lynn
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