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Old 07-28-2007, 11:20 PM
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Re: Mom was MORPHED!

*starts closing doors and locking them* sorry, no room here!

gary, you're right about the photographer. was looking at beth's side of it re the in-laws.

looks great, beth

and yes, i thought that's what you were talking about (taking toys). just wanted to make sure
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:33 AM
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Re: Mom was MORPHED!

*banging on those doors*......Dadnabit...... I just knew you'd have room.....

....... hey.... I know..... maybe we could swing by Autumn Hills Nursing Home..... just for a 'visit'...... ..... I'd better cut this out..... you never know when I might run for a political office......these things have a way of showing up at the worst possible time..... like that time ..... nevermind....

Thanks, Craig
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:56 AM
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Re: Mom was MORPHED!

What a delightful lady. I just gave her an ambient glow in virtual photographer and reduced the layer opacity till it seemed just to lift her. Did a bit of dodging and burning in the eye area also.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:16 AM
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Re: Mom was MORPHED!

Hi Alison..... what a nice job you did! She would have liked your verson.... clean and natural looking..... she really is a fun person but does like to run the show... hehehe... thanks.... and, thanks for reminding me about virtual photographer...

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Old 07-29-2007, 12:32 PM
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Re: Mom was MORPHED!

Nice job, indeed.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:09 PM
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Re: Mom was MORPHED!

I think you did an excellent job. I think you are right about the loss of richness in color. I hope you dont mind i tried to add back the richness but i believe i added a touch to much red. Would like your opinion on this. I looked more natural before i changed settings for save for web
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:47 PM
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Re: Mom was MORPHED!

Hi Unimatrix..... I really like what you did..... she has more of her real color.....

I tried using that 'recipe' in RGB color where you go:

Image > Adjustments > Levels > Blue Channel
Center Slider to 0.90
Image > Adjustments > Hue/Sat > Red Channel
Saturation slider to -7

On my monitor this recipe lacks a little 'something' but I guess it helps keep me closer to what most people like..... but I do like yours because it gives her warmth without being too red.....

Do you have a sort of formula for skin tones?

Beth
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:02 AM
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Re: Mom was MORPHED!

there are 4 images at the bottom it might be easier to look at them and try and follow the explanation. not very good doing that but here goes
dupe layer
image mode lab
dont flatten
channels pallet
select lightness channel
click visibility eye on lab channel
apply image
choose A channel
blending mode to overlay
hit ok
click on A channel
apply image
leave setting as they are just hit ok
click on B channel
apply image
leave setting as they are hit ok
this saturates the colors quite abit
then just use a hue saturation layer to reduce the amount of the individual colors.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:38 AM
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Re: Mom was MORPHED!

You can also use the apply image in rgb mode
dupe layer
Image > apply image
select green channel (this usually holds them most skin detail and color)
mode to normal (this creates a b/w layer from the green channel)
in layers pallet set blending mode to luminosity
here are a couple of images using the green and blue channels in this manner
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:43 AM
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Re: Mom was MORPHED!

First, forget what you said about not explaining things very well.... I've come across this method before but couldn't 'get' it.....

You did an excellent job of explaining it!!!!! I'm copying this and can't wait to try it..... Thank you.... thank you.....

The results are great and I'm just so glad to have your nice, clear steps!

Beth
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