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Old 03-16-2008, 09:05 PM
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Re: Magazine color/skin.

I think her work looks crappy.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:17 AM
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I think her work looks crappy.
Thank you.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:53 AM
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Re: Magazine color/skin.

You have every right to your opinions. I'm not saying all her work is perfect. Some of the images came out great. Please keep in mind that I did not ask for opinions on her work and she is not here to defend it. I'm simply asking for help on how to do images in that similar way.

Schultzy,
I tried the tutorial link you gave me. The skin came out dark gray and you could see where you missed spots on coloring it in. I noticed in the comments a few people had mentioned that. Your image came out great using Kevin's suggestions.

Kevin,
I used some of your suggestions and it definitely helped but not all of the skin was covered. When I hit color range it only covered some of the skin. So it looked uneven. Maybe I did something wrong. I tried it quite a few times.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:27 AM
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Re: Magazine color/skin.

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Please keep in mind that I did not ask for opinions on her work and she is not here to defend it. I'm simply asking for help on how to do images in that similar way.
Completely fair enough.
But the most useful help you could get from anyone here, would be to let
you know this is not the kind of work you should be aspiring towards.

If Jeska was here i would say the same thing to her:
Look at someone like Chris Tarantino's Website here.
Study the work. Work towards that.

I say this because i truly care and wish to help others.
Not to be offensive to anyone.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:29 AM
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Re: Magazine color/skin.

I'm not aspiring towards that. It is a step above where I am currently. At least it seems to be. I much rather work up then jump into something I'm not yet ready for. I feel that the type of retouching she is doing is a good step toward getting familiar with particular tools. It's also as schultzy mentioned a rather popular form of retouching.

There are many things I'd love to try I'm just focusing on this form right now.
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:46 AM
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Re: Magazine color/skin.

Stop trying to learn how to make things look like shit. That is your first lesson. There is no step labeled "Make look stupid". There is no reason to learn the wrong way.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:11 AM
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Re: Magazine color/skin.

I didn't start this thread for nastiness. You might see it as looking bad but many others don't.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:05 AM
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I didn't start this thread for nastiness. You might see it as looking bad but many others don't.
Not nasty, real. Screw many others. There is a wrong way, that is it.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:08 AM
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Re: Magazine color/skin.

Saying that type of retouching is "shit" is being nasty. I used her work as an example of a particular type of retouching I'm interested in learning. The other people who replied to my post understand this. If you aren't going to be helpful then please find another thread to post in.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:53 PM
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Kevin,
I used some of your suggestions and it definitely helped but not all of the skin was covered. When I hit color range it only covered some of the skin. So it looked uneven. Maybe I did something wrong. I tried it quite a few times.
It's important to use the right fuzziness setting, and make enough selections to catch all the skin.

Still, as I said earlier, and others have repeated: this kind of retouching is virtually never acceptable in commercial work--which includes pretty much all photography with models. It is sometimes acceptable for portraiture.
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