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Old 02-13-2006, 03:31 PM
skiba2km skiba2km is offline
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Question Circle Under Eyes? Urgent

Hello! I am new to retouching and have a pretty urgent problem! A friend of mine is in a Miss Michigan Galaxy pageant this coming Saturday and I took her pictures and the one I chose has circles under the eyes! Is there anywhere I can fix this or can someone help me out? I would appreciate it greatly! I can email the picture!!!
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:59 PM
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Welcome to RP.

Has Flora would say, Please link to this:

attach the file or just the part of the eyes with the circle.

I don't really understand what you mean with "circle under the eyes".

So, please let us "see" what you mean
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:28 PM
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I assume she has dark rings under her eyes, in the photo anyway..

Usually this can be fixed quite easily usin the healing tool. or adding an empty layer above the photo. Change the blend mode to softlight and use a white brush at ~5% fill. now brush the dark areas until the go away. Don't overdo it, usually if you completely get rid of them she won't look right. Leave a subtle ring under her eyes.

If you attach a photo to your post many will retouch it for you and explain what they did.. see prior post on how to attach an image to your post
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:49 PM
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A method that works well for me...

...add an empty layer above the image, fill with 50% gray, set blend to Overlay. Then, using the paint brush tool, set to about 10% opacity, paint on the gray layer using white paint. This method works great for both darkening (switch to black paint to darken) and lightening areas, without losing much photo detail (such as texture of skin). Good luck!
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:40 PM
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Set a transparent layer above the image.

Use the Healing brush to oliterate all trace of the imperfections. It can do that, make the area so smooth it looks like an alien.

Go to the original layer and with the lasso, select the area you just obliterated.

CMD/CNTRL-J to copy the selection to a new layer.

Put the new layer on top.

Turn down the opacity to minimize the circles. About 25% - 40% will show a remarkable improvement but keep it looking real.

It's easier to do it this way than to try to retouch "softly".
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