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Old 05-13-2007, 03:52 AM
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Re: Slow progress

Chillin
That is absolutelty brilliant
This is something that (up to now) with level my skills is an impossibility
Would you be willing to give me some idea how you can get such wonderful results

Many thx
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:31 PM
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Would you be willing to give me some idea how you can get such wonderful results

Many thx
Smurf
For my color adjustments & enhancements I use iCorrect plug-in. It allows individual color adjustments.
First, I used iCorrect on a full image, then selective eyes & a dog color & level adjustments (first pic)
Next, eyes & cheeks color adj. That would be considered as colorization (second pic)
Then, I’ve done drapes color match & a selective edge dilate.( third_a pic)
And at last selective neat image & again selective high pass filter.
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:57 AM
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Re: Slow progress

Thanks chillin
Much appreciated
Gives me plenty to learn and digest

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Old 05-15-2007, 01:25 PM
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Re: Slow progress

My latset attempt
Any comments/advice (not too harsh*S* )would be gratefully accepted

Smurf

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Old 05-16-2007, 12:04 AM
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Re: Slow progress

a little too much yellow on the girl's skin. needs some reds in there.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:33 AM
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Re: Slow progress

Kraellin

Thanks -the same comments made by my wife (need to get my glasses checked)
Sadly skintone is the area I find most difficult to get right
I will play about with the settings to see if I can improve it
Are there any rules or settings that could help with this subject

Very many thanks again
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:59 AM
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Hi Smurf... yeahhhhhhhhh... skin can be a big pain in the butt. Check out this software.

http://www.phototune.com/skintune_intro.html

Hope it helps.

Cheers,
Sherry
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:54 AM
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smurfing, there are a number of discussions here on RP dealing with skin color. i dont have them marked. sorry. but, there are those that go by the look and those that go by the numbers (rgb numbers). both can be used. you might try the retouching forum to find some of these. i seem to recall that ken and byRo discussed this quite a bit.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:36 PM
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Re: Slow progress

Thx evryone - your help is very gratefully recieved.

Have played around a little and added what looks like a little sun burn
Hope I haven't gone o.t.t with it

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Old 05-17-2007, 03:39 PM
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Re: Slow progress

I do agree with Chillin - to try and bring back whatever colors you can find in the original before performing the retouch. In the end, you might only use these for reference, but at least you'd have the "numbers" to go by.

Personally, the only visual suggestion I could make is to avoid using color at such a high saturation. When I colorize, I prefer to use a solid color adjustment layer for each color. I change the layer blending mode to color, then I invert the mask to hide the whole thing, and then paint in the details where appropriate. Once I'm done, I reduce the opacity on the layer as far as I can while still retaining a sense of color appropriate to the image. This affords one huge advantage - I can easily go back and adjust each color globally. In the attachment I posted is an example of this - (obviously I do not have your patience or I would have tackled the bathing suit) - on the left are the colors in full saturation, and on the right with reduced opacity. Because the small jpeg seemed to have some soft-focus issues, I felt that a softer application of color was more appropriate - but you have to be your own judge for what looks good to you - you might think mine is way too light.

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