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Old 01-03-2002, 05:59 PM
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Question Metallic Skin

Anyone know how to make realistic metallic chrome human skin in in photoshop? I have tried photoshop filters, Eyecandy 4000 and Dreamsuite filters but can't seem to come up with a very realistic image. thanxs. al.
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Old 01-03-2002, 07:06 PM
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What about using the lighting effects? You've stoked my curiosity now. I think I know what you want but I'm not exactly sure how to go about creating it. I will look through some of my sources and see if I can find something if no one else comes up with something else first.
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Old 01-03-2002, 07:18 PM
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Question metallic skin

The closest I can describe what i am doing is this.
I am retouching a studio shot, a high fashion model wearing a metallic one piece bathing suit. I want to 'colorize' her to make her look metallic chrome.........

I would love to just use the colorize feature in the Hue/Saturation adjustment, but it turns out more grey than chrome......

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Old 01-03-2002, 07:28 PM
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That's because you're thinking of metalic as a color and it's not. Think of it as if she were wearing a mirror with a very reflective surface. I would think you would have to follow the curves of her body and the way the lights hit it and create your own crome surface. Since a body has many hills and valleys unlike lettering you have to follow those highs and lows with the highlights and shadow spots. Sounds like it will be a custom job.
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Old 01-03-2002, 07:31 PM
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metallic skin

i will try the lighting effects and see what i come up with.........
Dreamsuite has some nice chrome effects...........but can't seem to configure them to mold to the body as skin...........
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Old 01-22-2002, 05:35 PM
Rey Mendoza,Jr Rey Mendoza,Jr is offline
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Smile metallic skin

I have been experimenting a lot about these metallic effect on human skin. The best effect that I have come up with is using the displace filter.

Get a photo of a model (preferably nude, to wrap those metallic skin snugly) open it in photoshop, and desaturate. Gaussian blur it for about 2 radius and save it as another file(psd only). we will use it later.

Now open the original file again and create another layer. Fill that layer with chrome effect. Now with the chrome layer selected, now use filter>distort>displace.

when prompted use the file that we saved a while ago and experiment with the settings. I used ahigher setting to wrap the chrome tightly to the body.

Enjoy your chrome!

check out my own chrome lady......
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Old 01-22-2002, 05:52 PM
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You got me curious. Where is your chrome lady? I would love to see how your example turned out.
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Old 01-22-2002, 06:05 PM
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Rey.....I would love to see your lady too.........

also.....would love if you could clarify some of the steps you suggest....like filling the new layer with the chrome effect.......is that an empty layer.....because that doesn't work........or is it pasting the desaturated layer in the original image?


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Old 01-23-2002, 04:51 PM
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Metal skin

Here is a little help. I use Corel PhotoPaint. The menus look different. But I think you can still figure it out.

I really just play around in the Tone Curve. I messed with the red Tone curve. Then I desaturated the red channel getting the cool gray feel. The left over color was green I just used the hue slider to make it a good blueish tone. All this was done with a mask around the skin. It was a really fast mask so you can still see some of the original skin color

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Old 01-23-2002, 05:19 PM
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Roman....

You have to create an empty layer above the original picture and create your chrome effect in that layer. You will have to displace that layer with the desaturated picture we saved earlier.

just remember to save that desaturated picture in psd file. It wont work if it is a jpeg file. And remember to apply gaussian blur to that desaturated pic., for some reason , the displace filter doesn't like sharp pics.

And apply a high setting in the pop up window of the displace filter (around 50-75)

here's a temporary url of my chrome lady:

http://www.100megspop2.com/jun/chrome_lady.html
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