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How to make skin or hair pure white?

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Old 03-20-2007, 04:04 AM
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Question How to make skin or hair pure white?

Hi,

I'm a photographer, and like to know how to make skin white. like paper white. Also Hair... I've seen pictures in various web/magazines, would love to know how to do this. ( not using makeup, but a retouch )

anyone got any ideas

many thanks

tony
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:45 AM
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Re: How to make skin or hair pure white?

my experience is to use 3-4 layers and experiment with levels, curves and indeed diffuse glow...use DG after skin treatment...this will sometimes enhance the white more and mask out everything besides the skin...use higpass filter to keep detail in skin/pores...then use curves adjustment layer and then levels to enhance the white more...<i don'tknow any specific detail sourounding this question, but I have had much pleasure in using these tools to do so...

here is one attempt, but maybe abit to much loss of detail in the white...


Gerry

I've added a blue filter to give it more icey,but....well...yeah!
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:18 AM
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Re: How to make skin or hair pure white?



cool yes, this is the sort of effect I'm after. It's more to make the model look more futuristic. so I'll proberly blend some of the orginal skin colour in too.

I'll play with your technique and hope to make it work for me

thanks

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Old 03-20-2007, 06:59 AM
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Re: How to make skin or hair pure white?

This quick tut may help:

http://www.worth1000.com/stories/thr...=12&eid=202514

It's what helped me with this entry:

http://www.worth1000.com/entries/197000/197309chKG.jpg
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