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Baby retouch Video - part 2

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Old 09-16-2010, 01:24 PM
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Baby retouch Video - part 2

My friend Craig said that videos are a good idea to observe someone's workflow and style. So, I uploaded a new one. It`s a little longer, 8 minutes / 22MB, but it takes only 4-5 minutes to download.

The first one...
http://www.mediafire.com/?4iy1i4r8ga0d0mj
... it's about the clone brush painting skill. You must train yourself to have a slow, close taken and continuous slow motion with the mouse, making some 3-5 clics per/second. Fast and relaxed hand. You should "sweep" the area with the brush up to down, down to up, left to the right and reverse. Cloning with a mid opacity brush you'll get good blend and preserve the colors in this example.

The second video...
http://www.mediafire.com/?5b4tng3ssvo7te7
... it's about an essential point of this retouch: how to retouch some area without interfering with the others. This case, I must retouch the arm, preserve the arm's shape and not touch the outside (background) zone. So, the best way is to use the Pen tool (P), make a path and save it, transform the path into a selection (CTRL+clic over the path's thumbnail) and begin painting/cloning inside this. Later, we invert the selection (CTRL+SHIFT+I) and begin to work on the other area, outside of the arm (background). The light blue tone is spotted with some light green, so we'll activate the Paint brush (B) in the Color mode, 45/50% opacity, we'll take a color sample from the right light blue color and repass all the green spotted zone. Then, we`ll begin to paint/clone this area without touching the arm zone, protected by the mask.
Anytime we can enlarge the path's area. Just go to the paths palette, activate the current path and draw with the pen tool the new areas. You can extend this for the other hand, body shape etc. You'll have a very confortably work area, you'll not touch and damage the background and always have a precise shape of the central image, the baby. When you'll retouch the background you'll be also very pleased, no fear for eventualy damages on the baby's body retouched area.

This is the final resoult:
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?clfv6nakgnk4tc6

I hope this will help.

Best regards for all of you
Florin

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Old 09-18-2010, 05:54 AM
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Re: Baby retouch Video - part 2

Terrific technique, Florin.
Thanks for passing that on.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:30 AM
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Re: Baby retouch Video - part 2

Tks Terry, it's my pleasure to share and try to help.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:13 AM
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Re: Baby retouch Video - part 2

Thank you for sharing your technique. Great idea using a precise selection this way to protect areas while retoutching - very inspirering.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:05 AM
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Re: Baby retouch Video - part 2

Yes, is very useful. I have many years doing this. I'm glad this could help.
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