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Old 05-08-2007, 07:17 PM
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how to darken skin?

Suppose I wanted to use this picture: http://tinyurl.com/3bclxd
How will I darken the skin without taking away the natural texture? I tried just using the paint brush in low opacity, but it still took away the texture. Is there any other way?
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:46 PM
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Re: how to darken skin?

Hi jammar190,
Try using a curves adjustment layer to darken the skin. Then use a mask so that only the skin shows the curves adjustment.

Ray
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:54 PM
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Re: how to darken skin?

Hi there

Depends on what you want... lots of ways

If you just want a suntan then apply a warming filter

Turn off Preserve Luminosity

Move density until dark enough

All a levels or curves layer to brighten and add contrast if desired

Then use mask ...hide all and paint on skin

Butch
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:11 PM
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Re: how to darken skin?

you can mask the picture using the quick mask mode, select the brush tool and just adjust the color levels.

Just a quick retouch though
see the attached file:
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:12 PM
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Re: how to darken skin?

For skin I often convert to LAB color and apply a curves adjustment layer. The L channel can be used to darken the skin without affecting the color. The A and B curves can be adjusted to vary the color of the skin. The attached image is exaggerated to show an example.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:24 PM
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Re: how to darken skin?

Quick without retouching.
blend with a color you like, I used soft light.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:28 PM
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Re: how to darken skin?

Yeah their are a lot of ways to do that, its up to you which way you are comfortable...wish we did help you :-)
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