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Old 01-15-2008, 01:41 PM
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Re: Skin by the numbers?

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...you have a slight magenta caste in the skin and it shows in the neutral background…I have a slight yellow… but very small on each count. This is what I mean by subjective.
As I pointed out, once I addressed the impossible conditions, we were no longer in the realm of science, but of personal perference. So yes, we're saying the same thing. I also specifically stated that I chose not to assume the background was neutral, that I felt the image should be a bit warm and the numbers of the background bore that out. Again, preference. Starting with an image that has so many problems (I'm assuming the original, which we did not get to see, was in fairly bad shape) you have to throw everything you have against the wall and be happy with whatever sticks.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:34 PM
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I do hope you know edgework, I was not criticizing your good work at all…I was just making a subjective comment....
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:29 PM
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I do hope you know edgework, I was not criticizing your good work at all…I was just making a subjective comment....
No problem.
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:09 PM
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Re: Skin by the numbers?

edge work...your pic is not coming up...
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:13 PM
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the first ...not the second
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:38 PM
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Re: Skin by the numbers?

Hi Switters,

Do you have the original image, so we can see the starting point ?

I'm posting a jpeg from the DVD 'Creative Photographic Techniques for PS3' by Chris Orwig .... you can find it at Lynda.com - please delete it if it isn't allowed.

He does a video on there about skin, but also recommends correcting the image first, before starting. You may use levels or curves to do this, but the main point is, to get the image to a good starting point.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:14 AM
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the first ...not the second
Odd. They work fine here. I even deleted my cache just to make sure I wasn't loading something old.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:06 PM
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Re: Skin by the numbers?

this is a good topic, someone should post a cleaner shot, maybe a photog here has a sample they would like to share.

there would be a lot of useful tips picked up here if so.

to the OP, i would linearize that image first, setting white and blackpoints and open it up a bunch, then concentrate on cloroizing it.
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