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Old 09-14-2005, 04:07 PM
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Question Glamour skin question. HELP !

First, hi all folks. I´m a digital photographer needing to improve their photoshop workflow in glamour photos.

I´m trying to learn the technique to convert photos like

http://www.rivo.com.ar/lili_small.jpg

in photos like

http://www.lasposa.info/entrada_index.asp?idioma=1

(inside "colecciones novia 2005") there are a lot of more samples.

You can find a full version of my photo in http://www.rivo.com.ar/lili_big.jpg

I´m searching in a lot of webpages and forums, but without sucess.

Hope somebody help me.

Daniel.
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:28 AM
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Hi danielalbe

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Old 09-15-2005, 05:50 AM
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danielalbe and adong, welcome to RetouchPRO

adong, that's a very nice rendition. Please share with us how you did it.

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Old 09-15-2005, 06:13 AM
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I must say, I do like Adong's version. Please Share.

This is my version. I firstly corrected a few small things in the original and saved it. Converted the file to greyscale and then to a gold/brown duotone before converting it back to RGB. I saved it as a Photoshop file and then reopened the original colour photo and copied the layer into the duotoned image. Reduced the opacity of the colour layer to about 25% and then created a dodge and burn layer to supress/increase some detail. Final very slight gaussian blur and picking out details with eraser on a copy merged layer
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:42 AM
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Yes Adong, well done.

please, tell us how you did it.

Thanks
Daniel.

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Old 09-15-2005, 06:48 AM
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Thank you!
I would like to the my experience in sharing very much, but perhaps my English is too what a mess, hope that you can understand what I say is saturated degree that what, I lowered the photograph first, then use the eligibility color adjusts it, among them added a 50% ash to increase a face of a skin for of high light, literally Gauss mistyly persons..Added a clouds layer finally, soft light mode.
Arrive at to hope face everybody study more things here, appreciate your encouragement!
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:25 AM
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OYAEH!BEAUTIFUL COLOUR!
NOW STUDY....(AND I CAN SPEAK A LITTLE ENGLISH! )
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Old 09-15-2005, 08:00 AM
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I dare not try this , however I would take out the small flower or baby's breath to theupper part of her hair, it is sticking out like a sore thumb. Does anyone else think it might need to go? The larger flowers are of course just fine. I just feel that detracts from the beautiful hair and other flowers, and they eye is drawn to it instead of her face. I know this was to be a glamor restoration , but just could not help to mention this. Thanks Neb
PS: The girl is lovley and the dress is so soft and pristine.
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:11 AM
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Hey Daniel,

Welcome to RP.

I'm not a big fan of the "plastic doll" look when it comes to retouching, so I tried to maintain as much of the original texture as possible, when following the skin restoration instructions just increase the opacity of the median layer if that is what you are going for.

1. Retouched the skin until I was completely happy with it (pic 1)
2. Duplicated layer, added heavy median, opacity at 53%
3. Used the smudge tool and "painted" over all the skin to even out the tones on the median layer.
4. Created mask, painted out the median layer around eyes, eyebrow, and lips
5. Used a Channel Mixer adjustment layer to change it to black and white, set opacity to 41%
6. Levels and Curves Adjustment layers to adjust the contrast of the image
7. Gradient Map Layer, gradient from deep (almost black) orange, to medium amber, to white. Blend with color at 62% opacity.
8. Duplicate image, flatten, then drag the copy to the top of the layer stack in the first image. Ran High Pass Filter with a radius of 1.8px and blend that layer with Hard Light.
9. Ctrl+click on the blue channel to create a selection, create a new layer and add a layer mask from that selection.
9. Filled the layer with 50% grey, added 12.5 precent gaussian monochromatic grain, then ran levels on the mask to pull the blacks to about 100 and the whites to about 150 and reduced the opacity of the layer to 19%.

I hope that helps, and again, welcome to RP.

Michael
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:26 AM
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Nice work everybody, this style is well worth remembering.

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I dare not try this , however I would take out the small flower or baby's breath to the upper part of her hair, it is sticking out like a sore thumb. Does anyone else think it might need to go?
Well seen, neb. Often we get too busy looking at the trees and don't see the forest.

While we're at it, the armpit is always a good place to do some tidying up too.

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