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Old 09-30-2007, 02:03 AM
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Re: About Skin Tone

I tried combination of textures from your pic & an extra one.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:07 AM
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DCobb :
im only used to work in rgb or cmyk, can u tell me more on ur choice to work in lab mode ? n thanx for the lady

Mister monday:
yes i was suspecting something was wrong with green n blue channel, now i know how to deal with it thx to u.

Cassidy:
nice work u done there. pretty close to what i was looking for. but im still confused about ur technique: as i got it, u sampled a color on a layer in color mode, and adjusted it; u mean adjustement such as hue or color corretion ?

Adamzx3 :
good thing u mentionned the curves, i failed last night on a quick try, but ill try to try over now with better control like low opacity B&W brush.


Big thanks for the reply guys, ill be working on ur techniques. forgive the quick answer i got to run to work. (yeah i know it's sunday lol)
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:18 AM
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Re: About Skin Tone

Alex for adjusting of the colour, I created a new layer and set its blending mode to colour. I sampled a section in the surrounding area and then painted onto the blank layer. I then reduced the opacity of this layer so it would blend better.

I also did some slight colour adjustment using a soft light layer, once again selecting from a closeby area and then using very very low opacity, brushed the less colour skewed areas
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:50 AM
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Re: About Skin Tone

hey cassidy, thnx for the explanations, ill be practicing on that.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:17 PM
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Re: About Skin Tone

I have to agree though, the picture you posted has lost the skin texture, or most of it, due to it being slightly out of focus.

EDIT: duplicated the layer and did a surface blur with a layer mask to apply only to the skin. Added another layer using that mask with a low opacity brush to blend in tones, added another layer with 50 percent gray, added noise, gausian blur to soften slightly and light emboss to try and create some texture to the skin.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:14 PM
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Re: About Skin Tone

ok been working mao on this one.
here's the work flow:

-noiseware
-exposition with curves
-D&B
-select>color range then desat on yellow
-inverted blue channel to reduce yellow (thnx chris)
-a few other hue on selections
-then painting on color layer "with ver vey low opacity!" thnx cassidy

-D&B on neutral layer to add back some shadows
-HP sharpen
that's it i think. (..a bit tired, 6am here :p)

Tell me what i missed here and there, what u think.
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:35 PM
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Re: About Skin Tone

ok here's another one, lighten hair and another exposure for the eyes...
watchathink?

here's a bigger size this time:
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:46 PM
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Re: About Skin Tone

Looking better, I drew up a markup of some things that need corrected. You might try to convert a copy to cmyk and try out some of the values that where in the tutorial, they wont be exact but should be ballpark...especially at 6am I had to re adjust the darks/lights in the levels after converting to get the image so that the CMY values of 7:20:24 would look close. (didnt really mess too much with it but it made the color better)

Her left cheek was too yellow, but after changing the skintone cast it changed has a high bias to magenta. There was also a dark oval on the cheek that needs fixed as well looks like a color correction, next time feather it out

The shirt has a heavy cyan cast as well ( 16%,0%,3%,0% CMYK) You might need to isolate the shirt from the rest to get a good color.

btw the markup was on the first pic.

Hope this helps
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:53 PM
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Re: About Skin Tone

Also check out the differance in proofing between the browser and photoshop (tested in safari 2 and firefox, in adobe1998 and srgb, both do the same!)

Is everyone else noticing the big difference between the two?

I figured in SRGB it would be a lot closer!
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:31 PM
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Re: About Skin Tone

Hello everybody! Brand New guy here, Can I play?

I didn't worry too much with the artifacts as that is a different horse all together but as I remember it I started by converting to 16 bit, went to levels to tighten the range, then went to match color and played with the sliders to White balance. I converted to lab and went to the lightness and then smart sharpened (yes I know), then gaus. blurred the noise there as well. A history brush to bring back the detail in the eyes and nose and mouth and I stopped there because the lady seemed to need a nice dreamy look.

Any way, life is much easier when you shoot in raw but this was fun, thanks.

mike

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