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Need help with this white skin effect.

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:34 PM
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Re: Need help with this effect.

OK, here is my latest whirl at this thing. It still looks like a hack job when compared to retouchers who know how to do this technique...but I can tell I am getting closer to nailing it; progress is a good thing.

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:49 PM
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Sistere that looks cool....not the bleaching effect but still cool. I mean It looks pretty close to what you`ve been searching.... Can you tell us how and what you did?
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:49 PM
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Sistere that looks cool....not the bleaching effect but still cool. I mean It looks pretty close to what you`ve been searching.... Can you tell us how and what you did?
Oh it definitely needs refinement and major tweaking. My biggest challenge was/is getting a solid grounding in obtaining a realistic color leeching effect for skin. Not there yet, but getting closer.

Attached is a slightly warmer version of the same photo.

The basic outline for the first was this:

1. Photo MUST be well lighted. If the originating photo was not well lit then working with carving the highlights and shadows will be like trying to sculpt a pile of runny dog poop. (Sorry, we just had two unexpected litters from our retrievers...so I see the world through puppy poop colored lens right now.)


Color Steps:

2. Do all skin touch-ups first using Green Channel to find blotches in skin. Use HTs for blemishes and D&B to give the skin an even luminance gradient.

3. Curves layer with the center boosted from 128 to 150 to fill in the shadows a bit and edge the highlights some.

4. Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer: Lower Master Saturation and Red Saturation -12 to -25 depending on preference.

PWL Steps:

5. Empty Layer set to 50% Grey - Overlay. (I like to use the Blue Channel as reference to locate natural skin highlights & Shadows) Then slowly trace over natural HLs with soft white brush and do same to shadows using a soft black brush; giving an embossed look to the skin.

6. Final curves layer for extra highlight or shadow work.

Hope thats useful.

Warmly,
Damien
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:51 PM
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Re: Need help with this white skin effect.

Here's my try.
I did a poor job on the black bkg but I think you need the dark contrast to emphasize the white.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:40 PM
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Re: Need help with this white skin effect.

Hey Qubic, is this it?
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:12 PM
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Re: Need help with this white skin effect.

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...tml#post173042

And I did Prizo over here. He needs to be whiter though I think.
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:14 PM
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Re: Need help with this white skin effect.

Thank you for sharing Sistere! Lilisharon and Crazyfly I think that is it!! Might need a little bit of contrast. Please share how you did it! I really want to use the technique today after the photo session I`m having. Gonna do some well lightened photos. Thank you very much guys!
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:34 PM
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Re: Need help with this white skin effect.

http://www.imagenomic.com/pt.aspx

I cheated.
Took two passes of the glamour setting with a lower brightness on the second pass so as not to blow the highlights. Looks (I think) exactly like the girl with the bronze on her face that you posted.
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:43 AM
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Re: Need help with this white skin effect.

Here are a few tries using a very simple technique I used B&W image adjustment in CS3 and then Tune&Saturation.
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:57 AM
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Re: Need help with this white skin effect.

No lighting or make-up available. I did this after I first saw Duryagin's stuff. Not much like his, but perhaps a step in the right direction.

http://edgework.tripod.com/samples/whiteface.jpg
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