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Old 08-31-2007, 04:18 PM
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how to achieve this skin tone effect

hi there...new member..first poster...so be gentle.

im a budding photographer and looking to recreate this effect (the top 2 pictures) with a model im working with ..it also reminds me of the effect for the current calvin klein ad with djimon honsou ... can anyone tell me how its was possibly achieved in photoshop thanks...

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/2244/retouchnj3.jpg

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http://celeb.wohoo.co.uk/wp-content/...n-djimon-2.jpg


many thanks
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:35 PM
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Re: how to achieve this skin tone effect

Hi, I think that the skin was prepaired previous the photo shot, usually with baby oil mixed with foundation.

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Old 08-31-2007, 04:37 PM
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Re: how to achieve this skin tone effect

I gotta agree with Sylvia. The effect was achieved at the shoot.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:16 PM
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Re: how to achieve this skin tone effect

im sorry let me specific...as you can see from the lower pic...the model has brown skin tone...in the retouched pic he's almost jet black....thats what im talking about....
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:45 AM
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Re: how to achieve this skin tone effect

The image is probably converted to black and white.
You can also add a black and white adjustment layer and set it to various blend modes to get a desaturated effect.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:54 PM
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Re: how to achieve this skin tone effect

i agree with pellepiano, usign adjustments layers and blend modes... just play a bit.

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Old 09-02-2007, 06:14 AM
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Re: how to achieve this skin tone effect

if the image is the effect yor going for from the photo ive attached its real simple.

make a duplicate layer of the image.use multiply as your layer. Desaturate the new layer leave the original alone so you still get the blue in the pants. Use your levals to busah the new layers highlights.
use the doge tool on the original layer to lighten up just the tips of the muscle and around the face. use your burn tool on the original layer to burn in more shadows.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:01 PM
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Re: how to achieve this skin tone effect

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hi there...new member..first poster...so be gentle.

im a budding photographer and looking to recreate this effect (the top 2 pictures) with a model im working with ..it also reminds me of the effect for the current calvin klein ad with djimon honsou ... can anyone tell me how its was possibly achieved in photoshop thanks...

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/2244/retouchnj3.jpg

CK AD below
http://celeb.wohoo.co.uk/wp-content/...n-djimon-2.jpg


many thanks
do a search for "play with light" techniques. I agree that most of the shine is pre-photographing. but you can definately achieve the same effects with dodge & burning, and desaturating. prob even selective color to boost up the blacks.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:41 AM
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Re: how to achieve this skin tone effect

Apart from the toning which is mentioned above, you can also make the skin look wet. See this method here. Take particular attention of the advanced options at the bottom of the screen.

I've used this method to add a wet look to images.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:17 AM
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Re: how to achieve this skin tone effect

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do a search for "play with light" techniques. I agree that most of the shine is pre-photographing. but you can definately achieve the same effects with dodge & burning, and desaturating. prob even selective color to boost up the blacks.

dont you mean paint with light ?
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