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How to turn red lips to black?

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Old 02-01-2008, 07:21 AM
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How to turn red lips to black?

I'm wondering how to do this. I tried using a color layer with the darkest red I could find on the palette, but the result is still just deep red rather than almost black. I tried a darken layer, but it's still way too red as well.
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:48 AM
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Re: How to turn red lips to black?

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I'm wondering how to do this. I tried using a color layer with the darkest red I could find on the palette, but the result is still just deep red rather than almost black. I tried a darken layer, but it's still way too red as well.
A gradient map adjustment layer
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:40 AM
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Re: How to turn red lips to black?

If you can post a sample, we can give it a try.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:45 AM
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Re: How to turn red lips to black?

Desaturate the lips at some point. The red will be gone.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:04 AM
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Re: How to turn red lips to black?

Desaturate will not make it; need that and some curves or/and gradient map.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:39 AM
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Re: How to turn red lips to black?

Desaturate the lips, add a new layer, set it to burn, paint on black, gaussian blur slightly and adjust the opacity to suit.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:00 PM
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Re: How to turn red lips to black?

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I'm wondering how to do this. I tried using a color layer with the darkest red I could find on the palette, but the result is still just deep red rather than almost black. I tried a darken layer, but it's still way too red as well.
Maybe this will help
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:43 AM
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Re: How to turn red lips to black?

Thanks for all the help! I tried all the methods.. now to decide on which approach I like best.
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