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Old 10-06-2006, 05:52 AM
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Retouching Detective again

Fiddling, yet again. Thought we'd try the decontruct/reconstruct thing again.

Self-portrait by Tom de Bruin
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Old 10-06-2006, 07:05 AM
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Re: Retouching Detective again

I tried to do this with minimum steps. By eyeball rather than RGB analysis.
1.) Selective color selection on the left side and fill with black to give white hair margin.

2.) Selective Color Selection on the Right Side + expanding the selection into the face some and fill with black

3.) Smart Sharpen at 90% and 8 pixels.

4.) HSL adjustment layer.
S -(-36)
L - (0)
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Old 10-06-2006, 07:45 AM
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Re: Retouching Detective again

here's my version...
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:11 AM
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Re: Retouching Detective again

Well tonight sxc seem to remember me and my password.

Hmm workflow...
Duplicate background layer
Magic wand to left hand side of image and invert
Magic wand to right hand side of image, invert selection, select->contract, feather selection 2 px
select->invert again and fill with black, small black paintbrush to remove top of hair and some small highlights on edge of rhs of image.
Heavy highpass layer set to Linear Light blending
Copy merged to new layer
Heavy highpass layer set to saturation blending
Hue, Saturation, Lightness adjustment
Levels adjustment
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