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Old 05-02-2007, 06:29 AM
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Need help with skin color

Need help with the skin color. I had trouble getting it right. So I finally just airbrushed a skin tone close to her own. But I still think it does not look right

What do you think of the rest of the retouch? I tried to keep her looking like herself, only better.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:46 AM
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Re: Need help with skin color

Hi

I think you did well, make it a bit lighter by screen layer what else i can suggest.

saby
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:28 AM
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Re: Need help with skin color

Keiser
Check out the tutorial it was posted yestarday and it should help you with color correction.
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=278

and I gave it a try too.
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:34 AM
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Re: Need help with skin color

Thanks, will give a look.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:20 AM
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Re: Need help with skin color

Hi there

I warmed , lightened and softened the skin somewhat. Of course all the tones presented could be true... they are all in the resonable range.. you know the true tone.

Butch
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:16 PM
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Re: Need help with skin color

Skin clean-up, warming and softening, lips and irises saturation, pupil highlights enhanced, eyewhite and teeth brightened.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:26 PM
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Re: Need help with skin color

Hey,
Try this for color correction:
1. Add Curves adjustment layer and tweak R G B curves separately
2. CTRl+SHIFT+ALT+E - merge in a new layer
3. Duplicate top layer 2 times
4. Put top layer on Darken mode
5. Select Middle and Edit->Apply Image - Blue channel in Normal mode 100% Opacity - INVERTED
6. Layer mode to Overlay
7. Gauss Blur with 40
8. Layer Opacity to 50%
9. CTRl+SHIFT+ALT+E - merge in a new layer
10. Image->Adjustment->Shadows/Highlights - and bring back hair
11. CTRl+SHIFT+ALT+E - merge in a new layer
12. Selection - Color Range - Fuzziness to 0, and select dark pigment spot
add more brown pigments in selection.
13. Selection->Modify-Expand on 1px
14. With selection active switch to Patch tool and slightly move you selection

Final:
http://www.half-lime.com/cooper/phot...4638f38aad15b/

And Layers with Curves:
http://www.half-lime.com/cooper/phot...4638f372e38c1/

Enjoy
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:01 PM
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Re: Need help with skin color

Sasha, no offense, but all the cyan brought out the worst in the photograph. Definitel not a move I would recommend.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:04 PM
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Re: Need help with skin color

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Sasha, no offense, but all the cyan brought out the worst in the photograph. Definitel not a move I would recommend.
I agree. She deserves healthier skin than I made.
I was only showing the way how to color correct. You can run by numbers (which I didn't) and apply appropriate curves to make right skin tones.

Post-fix - turn down Cyan curve in medium GCR CMYK and make steeper Magenta, after that skin reads perfectly
~ 10C 35M 40Y (average) which is right proportion for white Caucasian with pale skin
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