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Old 06-21-2006, 11:46 AM
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Hi i am try9ing to change my boyfriends skin color to black, but i couldn't do it, i've checked posts on that, but didn't help me much.

How can i do to change it?
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:33 PM
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Hi there

It is surprising how little difference there is in skin color… maybe that should tell us something.

I would think just putting a darker color over the skin would not look correct. There are subtle differences in general structure and hair that put together are important for realism.

That said I just applied tones I sampled from a black man using a gradient map and inversing the mask then painting in.

Butch
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:58 PM
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Hi Anabelle,
Butch did a great job changing the shin color. And just in case, you were being literal when you mentioned black, that change is possible too.
Hue / Saturation adjustment layers work well for these changes. Also add a solid color layer above the background and change the blend mode to color. A layer mask would then be applied and you would just need to brush over the areas that you wnated affected.
Replace Color command in PS also works well for these changes. There are many other ways.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:26 PM
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Hi i am try9ing to change my boyfriends skin color to black, but i couldn't do it, i've checked posts on that, but didn't help me much.

How can i do to change it?
Best way is to sample a range of colors from an image that has the skin tones you wish to copy. Create swatches from darkest to lightest with maybe 6 - 8 steps in between.

Apply swatches to a gradient map and mask to just affect the skin.
http://edgework.tripod.com/samples/skinchange.jpg
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:30 PM
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Although I did a horrendous job, perhaps you can get reasonable results by duplicating your background then Image:Adjustments: Invert and change to Luminosity. Try using Blend If to bring some info from above and below and painting back on a grey overlay layer everything except the skin.

Dave
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:09 AM
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not easy huh?
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:58 AM
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This is more pakistan/india tone than, I think you were going for a more Jamaican look but it just didnt suit him - but you can use this method to go as dark as you like.
I basically just used curves to select a point on the skin and change the input values to the original skin colour and the output to that of a black man I samples - roughly 44, 75, 75, 65 for CYMK output, then masked the skin in. It was too dark for my liking so I think altered the curve by selecting the mid point and moving it towards the bottom right corner a little, till I was happy with the skin tone.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:34 PM
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Cool Re: Change skin color

Hey can someone change my skin color to black? I dont know how to.

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Old 12-29-2007, 04:15 PM
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Re: Change skin color

Here is my take on it.
i did 2 overlay layer 1 color layer and some masking
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:19 PM
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Re: Change skin color

A little darker.
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