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Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

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Old 09-12-2007, 09:07 AM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

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ok I'm back for more....
I went for a whole different workflow this time trying to take some of the advice in the thread (thanks all by the way!)

soooo I dialed everything way down (well tried to). It's funny this morning I swore that was the best retouch I've done. I came back tonight and looked and it and I could see it was blotchy as hell. I see what you guys mean about leaving and coming back after a few minutes.

anyway, here is a new before after with the same image.

thanks
what was the workflow that you used the 2nd time?
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:34 AM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

ok here is the latest round based on Chris's comments. I'm still not exactly sure how to best color correct the skin. I tried following the cmyk points on her forhead and cheek but it just looked too red so I tried to eyeball it which probably isn't correct.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:21 AM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

You can probably get away with desat the face with it set to desat blend mode at 50%. THen adjust the color from her cheek to a good balance and add some sat back in. Watch out for the teeth whites though.
Also, I just noticed that the bottom lip has a blue cast on it from the corner over.
The color of the latest is going over to the green side.
I assume you are doing the diagonal line and lashes later? The left eye looks better. The left eye might be a little to sharp, or it can just be because it is a jpg.
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:04 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

i tried to retouch lips lately (forum princess ice contest XD ) the result was so good it ended in the trash can. SOoo..., i tried many ways :

i started with a path with the pen tool to get a nice selection, then Hue/saturation which im not too fond of. so i tried color balance and even selective color in desperate atempt.

The thing is this: that does change color of the lip, ok. the result was fake and flat lips which i tried to enhance painting highlights and accentuate the shadows. what i got was a good look for new orleans carnival but not much of a pro retouch result...

what am i doing wrong ? where do i get warmer/cold ?
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:24 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

Not a huge fan of a direct saturation/desaturation move either. But did you try using a sat adj layer sset to color or saturation?
Better results nearly all the time.

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i tried to retouch lips lately (forum princess ice contest XD ) the result was so good it ended in the trash can. SOoo..., i tried many ways :

i started with a path with the pen tool to get a nice selection, then Hue/saturation which im not too fond of. so i tried color balance and even selective color in desperate atempt.

The thing is this: that does change color of the lip, ok. the result was fake and flat lips which i tried to enhance painting highlights and accentuate the shadows. what i got was a good look for new orleans carnival but not much of a pro retouch result...

what am i doing wrong ? where do i get warmer/cold ?
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:47 AM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

just tried color/saturation mode... that works fantastic.
thanks a lot chris
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:43 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

glad it worked for you Taipan

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Old 09-16-2007, 03:26 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

chris: You are amazing contributer to this site...thanks for sharing, man! Everyday I visit to get tips/hints on how to do stuff!


cheers

gerry
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:59 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

here is my attempt...

curves, softlight layer coloring, Clone, heal, d&b...around 20 different layers...

anybody have anything to say...please say it! I'm open for suggestions good or bad

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Old 09-16-2007, 10:18 PM
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Re: Skin Retouch - inspired by GodMother's video

I think you could just let a lit bit of her overseer appearing....

But the whole thing is pretty good
I like it!

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