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Old 07-15-2006, 12:54 PM
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hi, i am new here but not new to photoshop.

i couldn't resist posting my version of this beautiful model.

yes i agree amy is brilliant.

here is my before and after.
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Old 07-15-2006, 02:39 PM
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Oh i'm not using the dodge tool, but actually using the 50% grey method and then setting it to soft light mode(for the extra layer) and painting in with a low opacity at approx 3-5 percent is that correct? or should i be looking at something else? i still cant get the nice shiny glow though
It's very simple (the way I did it, at least):

1. Copie you original layer and do the normal retouching.
2. On top of this corrected layer, you put an adjustment layer (brightness/contrast). Than you brighten this layer (because this layer is your 'shiny' layer).
3.You fill this layer with black color.
4. Now you can paint (soft eraser/black color) your highlights. If you make an error, use the white color to correct it. Best is to use a low opacity.

All is done in the normal mode, and no dodging.
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:19 PM
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Here is my quickie and crude attempt to imitate her pin-up techniques. The head, arms and upper torso came from anothor photo and she masterful joined them togethor. It is very hard to fine tune on tiny web pics BTW I love the way she put shine on the stockings
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:24 PM
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Procelain look:
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Old 07-15-2006, 09:44 PM
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Here is a more extreme example (extreme as in, the effect is a bit more pronaunced)
http://www.hbo.com/sixfeetunder/img/..._posterart.jpg
LOL ok i admit not beeing qualified at all, but i do not see anything interesting in that picture. i dont even see any photoshop work done in the pic, even the skins look totally normal to me. it just looks like a regular screencapture from some movie, except for the little scanlines. hehe please dont be mad! it looks im the only one beeing so ignorant

ciao!
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Old 07-16-2006, 06:59 PM
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Here is my anothor attempt (2nd photo) to reproduce her techniques (3rd photo) from the before photo. I think she got the reflection on glasses from anothor photo and wrap it around.
Singlo, you're really getting a hang of it! Care to share your workflow?

/megl
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:24 PM
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megl,
The workflow for the sunglass girl is very simple; i tried to remmeber what i did because I keep changing methods from images to images:

1. Pump up the highlights with a copy of blue channel on top of the original set to luminosity mode. Apply a S-curve adjustment layer to pump the highlights and contrast further. Merge down.

2. Darken the shadows by duplicating the original set to multiply mode. Apply layer mask to brush back the highlights. merge down.

3. PWL or dodge and burn with soft light layer to fine tune highlights and shadows.

4. Curve adjustment layer to adjust skin colour.

The methods are easy; the hardest part is knowing where to put shadows and highlights that are not there in the first place and making them convincing.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:09 PM
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and what about the porcelain skin

Singlo,

And what about the porcelain look? A B&W layer above original and painted back with low opacitiies? Hope you can share those moves also.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:13 PM
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megl,
The workflow for the sunglass girl is very simple; i tried to remmeber what i did because I keep changing methods from images to images:

1. Pump up the highlights with a copy of blue channel on top of the original set to luminosity mode. Apply a S-curve adjustment layer to pump the highlights and contrast further. Merge down.

2. Darken the shadows by duplicating the original set to multiply mode. Apply layer mask to brush back the highlights. merge down.

3. PWL or dodge and burn with soft light layer to fine tune highlights and shadows.

4. Curve adjustment layer to adjust skin colour.
Thanks!! Do you ever find yourself airbrushing instead of dodging and burning?

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The methods are easy; the hardest part is knowing where to put shadows and highlights that are not there in the first place and making them convincing.
I agree!! That's certainly the hard part ... and the part, that makes it fun and worthwhile exploring ;-)

/megl
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:49 PM
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HI !

Just an attempt to replicate Amy's work! Please give me your opinion!

BTW: I find great inspiration in all of Amy's examples, Great work!!!
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