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Old 07-18-2006, 05:40 AM
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Do you ever find yourself airbrushing instead of dodging and burning?
YESSSSS!!! This is anothor hard thing to master
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Old 07-18-2006, 05:49 AM
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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.
Nick,
You almost got it. I partially destaturated the original and brush back some colour selectively with a low opacity brush using layer mask. Apply curves adjustment layer to make her skin colour as pale as corpse. The rest is dodge and burn with grey softlight layer plus airbushing.

BTW I hope Amy doesn't mind us playing with her images here; we just wanna copy and learn from the master.
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:59 AM
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Here is a quickie attempt to transform a high key photo of Keira Knightley (that I found floating around on the web) to low key.
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:03 AM
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Singlo.. how did you get that picture on the previuos page so white with out being too B&W looking.. Very nice can you explain..
The girl with no top and Black hair...
I really like it..
And I love this thread...
Why is it that all the big retouchers are so secretive.....
seems like nothing get;s leaked out??/ Hope that changes with these new threads,,
Good work guys...
Snook
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:45 PM
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Singlo.. how did you get that picture on the previuos page so white with out being too B&W looking.. Very nice can you explain..
The girl with no top and Black hair...
I really like it..
The skin tone is very easy to achieve with image ->adjustments->selective colour. Mostly you want to reduce the magenta in the red and magenta ranges and balance the cyan and yellow to make sure its not green.
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And I love this thread...
Why is it that all the big retouchers are so secretive.....
seems like nothing get;s leaked out??/ Hope that changes with these new threads,,
Good work guys...
Snook
Perhaps, its because you're looking for something that isnt there. You seem intent on attributing your inability to reproduce any given effect on conspiracy theories.
There is no BIG SECRET to ANY of the techniques I've seen posted about. They all use the same basic techniques as everyone else. What may set them apart from others (besides a good agent) is nothing more than talent, training and a hell of a lot of practice and experience.

Amy Dresser's work is amazing, no question about that but theres nothing special or secretive about her techniques, her work is amazing because she's very talented, not because she has discovered some magical technique that she must guard with her life.

You seem to have got it into your head that these people are photoshop magicians and put them on a pedestal that you will never reach because when you ask how something is done you reject answers that are too simplistic.
You've asked about porcelin skin several times before and each time been answered with a different way to achieve the same effect... yet you still ask.
Aside from that - Singlo already answered the question a few posts up.
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:34 PM
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Good to see your still around and Still CRANKY Nancy...
Trust me I get it.. But I want to learn more and different techniques...
Either say something contructive or do not say anything..
You get a lot further along in life...
But glad to hear from you , negatively or not...
Snook
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:03 PM
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Good to see your still around and Still CRANKY Nancy...
Trust me I get it.. But I want to learn more and different techniques...
Either say something contructive or do not say anything..
You get a lot further along in life...
But glad to hear from you , negatively or not...
Snook
Nancy, you start to adopt my style

Snook,

what is it you expect people to tell you? As Nancy said, there is no secret or special technique, there is just one hell of a time practicing and frustration.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:25 PM
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I decided to have a go at it. What do you all think?
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:51 PM
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I must agree with Snook. There are those of us on this site who are trying to learn, and if we can't learn from those with experience how can we. I have found 99% of the members on this forum to be extremely helpful and they provide good guidance and direction. There is that 1%, however, who tend to be extremely critical of what others post and/or provide little information of any value other than self promotion. If you have been reading Snook over the past serveral weeks, he asks questions about many good talented artists..each has their own look, but Snook, like myself, just want to understand, if anyone knows, how these looks are obtained. Snook is also very appreciative when someone gives him a direct constructive response. He and no one else on this site need cheap or unrespectful comments from any member.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:58 PM
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Sorry Nancy I made a mistake of not reading the before posts before hand.

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