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Old 09-27-2009, 02:42 PM
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Re: Solar Curve

Thanks for the tip, I can see a lot of applications for photo-art.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:20 PM
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Re: Solar Curve

If your curve is the top layer, you can retouch below it by setting the clone or healing bruch to Current or Below, and the curve won't affect your work. It's easy to work your imperfections out, once you get used to the bizarre colors. I'll clone until the disparate colors match, then go back with the healing brush to make sure the texture isn't blown out. I always use 10 points; pulls even the closest imperfections apart for easy identification.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:09 AM
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Re: Solar Curve

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You might think it is overkill because your eyes are probably not seeing the minor imperfections.... the printing press will not miss those imperfections, especially when there are gradients of any kind involved! (banding)
That is why I asked in practice what this would help on... Since this kind of curves layer "preset" is rarely talked about in here or in other forums.

I can understand the imperfections arising in gradients were you can see them with the naked eye but let's talk skin with texture. Can this be seen as easily with the naked eye or does the printing press bring it up?

Don't get me wrong I'm asking because I have no idea nor at a quick glance could I see the problem in the gradient the OP posted in the example until you pointed out that you should look for minor imperfections.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:15 AM
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Re: Solar Curve

It's an invaluable tool for finding all that is mentioned above and for masking uses.
Don't limit yourself to just one version of the Solar Curve. Where one Solar Curve might show you nothing wrong, another can easily point out problematic areas.

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Old 09-29-2009, 03:53 AM
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Re: Solar Curve

very interesting thanks for sharing
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:36 AM
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Re: Solar Curve

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It's an invaluable tool for finding all that is mentioned above and for masking uses.
Don't limit yourself to just one version of the Solar Curve. Where one Solar Curve might show you nothing wrong, another can easily point out problematic areas.

Chris
Thank you for making an extremely key point with use of these.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:14 PM
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Re: Solar Curve

Interesting tip. hadn't heard of doing this before.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:38 PM
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Re: Solar Curve

Great post guys, can anyone post more exemples in beauty retouching and explain which is the way doing more than one solar curve? I mean how to decide how to make it?

Thanks
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:12 PM
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Re: Solar Curve

Here is my fast try, it's a very interesting technique. Need to study it little bit more.

Starting to remove shadow with clone tool that is under the curves layer, to much flat for now but it's just an exemple of what we can do with it.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:32 AM
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Re: Solar Curve

I got to school as a photographer but every time in class (we have seven hour classes) and I'm editing with solar curves, people look at me and think, 'wow that's a stupid photoshop effect'. But that's okay, because there ignorance is my bliss. Moral of the story? I don't know..
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