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Old 04-09-2007, 01:48 PM
madclark madclark is offline
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Re: Please help me with retouching

Have you tried using the Match Color feature?
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:30 PM
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Re: Please help me with retouching

I've just tried it now, but I don't find it very easy.
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:11 PM
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Re: Please help me with retouching

Here's my try. I cheated a lot with color overlays and lots of correction layers for hues, brightness and curves. Very organic and not structured and some of it doesn't make sense but I'll try to document it quickly.

1. Softened the skin tone. Duplicated the background, used the median filter, added monotone gaussian noise, gaussian blur. 100% opacity. masked around all crisp details.

2. Added a color layer to even the skin. An appropriate flesh tone with opacity at 25%

3. A photo filter to warm it up.

4. Hue/Saturation layer to boost main saturation and reds but lower lightness.

5. A color layer to retone the makeup in the orange rouge and purple eyeshadow.

6. A brightness/Contrast layer to reduce the contrast.

7. A layer with white in the upper right corner to 25% opacity to duplicate the lighting effect in the original.

8. A Hue/Saturation layer for the lips to darken the color.

9. A Curves layer with the white point reduced and the midpoint set to bump up highlights and contrast.

10. A Hue/Saturation layer to change the background color to light purple.

11. A luminosity layer using a textured white brush to highlight highlights
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:11 AM
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Re: Please help me with retouching

Match Color works better on some images than others. With these images it might be more useful to apply the Match Color effects to specific selections. Like Extract, Match Color's results are often best used as a starting point from which to make further refinements.

Nice job, BTW, madclark.

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Old 04-10-2007, 03:35 PM
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Re: Please help me with retouching

This was more difficult than I first thought. Got pretty close but still not quite there.

Adjusted the face shape a little, eyes, nose
Warmed up the photo (a few times... LOL)
Added broad highlights and shadows
Added detailed highlights and shadows
Punched colour on lips
Contrast
Red photo filter for hair (masked)
Add glare from lights.
Added some noise as your photo was too 'clean'

I didn't bother with the background though.

Good excercise that one.
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:54 PM
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Re: Please help me with retouching

To enigmaphotos:
Very, very good work! I would love to know the exact procedure.
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:13 PM
enigmaphotos enigmaphotos is offline
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Re: Please help me with retouching

Thanks for that.

Here is the unflattened PSD file. It's just over 3 MB. This should help you out a bit.

Forgive the messy layer naming. I did it quick, but it should be easy enough to follow.

Here it is

Edit: I put your original on the very top layer and switched it off so you see the liquify comparison much more easily.

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Old 04-10-2007, 04:43 PM
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Re: Please help me with retouching

Thank you very much for your file. It is really excelent work.
Just a bit don't understand that Liquified. Then I would like to know deeply about color match, warming and glare. Theese things are hard for me to do. The rest I managed quite well.
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:57 PM
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Re: Please help me with retouching

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Thank you very much for your file. It is really excelent work.
Just a bit don't understand that Liquified. Then I would like to know deeply about color match, warming and glare. Theese things are hard for me to do. The rest I managed quite well.
For colour matching I used Selective colour. I played with all the colours till I got a match (i.e pulling back reds, etc.). Just experiment... you'll get the idea.

Liquify is as it says on the tin. Filters>Liquify... be subtle and use a soft, large low hardness brush. Take your time and do things gradually.

Warming is a simple orange photo filter.

And the glare is really easy. A simple white to transparent radial gradient switched to hard light... reduced fill ad then brought some life back to the eyes with a mask.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:13 PM
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Re: Please help me with retouching

I will try to do it and then I would let know.
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