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Old 05-18-2006, 04:26 PM
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Pretty Easy Request

This should be a snap considering some of the amazing work I've seen on here. Can anyone get the pink highlighter off my pointer finger? I tried to copy and paste various points of my hand in Windows Paint, but my skin tone changes so frequently that it comes out unnatural and very obvious what I did.

Jen
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Old 05-18-2006, 04:48 PM
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I dont have acces to ps right now but yuo can do a couple of ways. You can just clone clone clone, or you can also use the color replacement brush and it wold be a breese. You can also drop and USM in there and play around with the lvls etc
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:01 PM
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Try cloning it at 30% opacity.
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:06 PM
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Wow, how did you do that? What's the command for cloning?

I'm so amazed it faded out the pink, but left the color of the mint chocolate chip ice cream as vivid as the other picture. Can someone explain this tool to me?

Does it work on facial blemishes, also? (I don't have any, I'm just curious.)
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:22 PM
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Jen,

the usual protocol is to ask for guidance on how to do the work.
Usually you get more responses if you ask for help instead of asking to have something done for you.

Now I can get off my "soap box"... :-)

The actual steps vary from software to software, but you could try something like this:
Select the area that you want to adjust the color
Feather the selection. How much should you feather? Start with 4 or 5 pixels and go from there
Using the color adjustment tool play with it until you are happy with the progress

You may not get it right on the first try, but once you play with it you'll understand the possibilities.

There are other methods that could also: cloning, layers, color selection etc
however it is hard to tell which is the best one for your image without experimenting.


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This should be a snap considering some of the amazing work I've seen on here. Can anyone get the pink highlighter off my pointer finger? I tried to copy and paste various points of my hand in Windows Paint, but my skin tone changes so frequently that it comes out unnatural and very obvious what I did.

Jen
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:07 PM
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I tried to copy and paste various points of my hand in Windows Paint...
Jen
I think a key point has been missed here.

Sobe203, is this is the only image editing software you have access to?

dc
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:38 PM
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Strange. Someone has the problem-solving skills to try and clone out some unwanted highlighter on their finger with mspaint!, and three people offer advice using ps, one flaming the OP for asking others to do the work for her, but doesn't have the reading comprehension himself to see she's working with mspaint. lol

Jen, try using a combination of what you're doing, of copy/pasting in ms paint. Get it to look okay, but not perfect, and then carefully paint using the airbrush, very gently. Use a combination of these two techniques, one on top of the other, and it can be made to look good.

The way to get the right colour is to sample the colours of your skin using the eye dropper in the toolbox. Take the eye dropper and click on a part of the skin that you'd like to use as your colour. Then click on the airbrush (or other brush if you want), and paint. The paint applied to your picture will be the same colour as the skin that was sampled by the eye dropper.

Then you paint a little at a time, clone a little at a time, and repeat those steps, etc. until it's believable.

gl,

Mig


incidentally, this would make for an excellent challenge item for this site. retouch using mspaint.
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:56 PM
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Hi Jen.

Ice cream My favourite. Thanks.


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Old 05-18-2006, 08:29 PM
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Hey everybody -
I also have Photoshop CS. I was just using Paint because I've used it before to do a quick copy and paste to get rid of a slight blue pen ink mark on a t-shirt, but that was very small and the t-shirt's color was consistent.

If anyone can tell me how to use cloning in Photoshop, I'd appreciate it!

Jen

P.S. Ken & Ziaphra - those look amazing!!!
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:34 PM
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P.S. Thanks, Mig, for the MSPaint! help, too : ) I'm always looking for ways to improve on techniques in any program - I might have to try my hand at that!
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