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Old 09-20-2010, 03:38 AM
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Hi

I've tried this pic from archives and I've got pretty much nowhere with it and wondered if people could point me in the direction of solving it

As you can see I stopped working on it when I stepped back and realised how rubbish it was and left the nose!

Thanks
Paul
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:51 PM
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Re: any ideas?

Some D&B, mostly burning, around the eyes seems to help.

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Old 09-20-2010, 05:09 PM
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Thanks Juergen,

Its better but I feel I've been very clumsy with the skin tone.
I've lost the life in the skin tone - there isn't the range in the tonality.

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Old 09-20-2010, 06:22 PM
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Better?

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Old 09-21-2010, 12:16 AM
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Re: any ideas?

First I would try to recover some colors & after, take care of the texture. I posted a sample, you might find nicer colors. Use selective curves, levels & HSL adjustments to do that.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:20 AM
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Hi Chillin,

Being cheeky - How do you adjust the HSL?
When I play with HSL that it always looks terrible.

Thanks
Paul

Hi Juergen,

I think as you've used something like my version the tones are off but its much better than my effort

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Old 09-21-2010, 05:02 AM
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Hi Chillin,

I've had a go using curves, levels and Colour Mechanic pro.
Is not the best but its as close as I can get to yours.

Still bits of green and purple floating around!

I must confess couldn't get the hair brown so I painted it in together with a bit of skin density

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Old 09-21-2010, 09:55 PM
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Hi paulus, I have played with your picture a bit... do you have your screen calibrated?
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:38 AM
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Hi Chillin,

I've mislaid the screen thingy it needs to be re-calibrated as the screen pop-up keeps nagging me.

My version is over saturated as I tried to get near your version but with limited success - I don't think I understand curves as well as I thought!

The reason for the over saturation was I struggled with green colour tints as when I played with the skin tone it started to look a little green!

Any pointers for how to turn my rubbish version to your very good one?

Thanks again for your help
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:47 PM
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I thought the red channel was out of range. Used a channel mixer layer to reduce the red channel. A hue saturation to bring back some of the color. finally a color balance on the face to adjust the tones in the skin.
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