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Old 03-24-2008, 03:18 PM
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African American Skin

Hey guys! Im working on this picture right now and i want to bring out her beautiful cocoa brown skin, but still keep the picture editorial and conservative, can any of you guys help me out? Take a try at the picture or even link a tutorial that you think would help me out, heres the link to the picture, i also want to bring out her lips, but yeah, heres the link:

Beautiful Brown Skin


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Old 03-24-2008, 04:28 PM
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Re: African American Skin

Nice shot..

These skin tones are very subjective and depend on personal preferences and what the client likes.

just did levels adjustment and then desaturated a bit and healed some bumps

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Old 03-24-2008, 04:38 PM
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Re: African American Skin

hope i didn't overdo it..
color correction is my favourit..
i attached a howto screenshot of the used layers..

http://ecols.de/images/retouch/30c7ls2_2.jpg

oh, on second sight, far too yellowish.. i'll give it another try tomorrow..
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:49 PM
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Re: African American Skin

Those look VERY nice, i love yours baldy, I think her hair and jewelry came out nicely, overall very nice. And ecols, i like her skin ALOT, it looks like bronze, only thing was that the hair matches her skin alil, i dont think the shot is two yellow, it brought alot of life to her skin. Just the hair, whic wouldnt even be a big deal if her hair was that color, which it looks like it could be, but very nice, i'll be posting mines in a few more minutes, our power went off and then came right back on before i was able to save my work.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:53 PM
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Re: African American Skin

K guys i added mines!
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:27 PM
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Looks good Insensitive. You took the time to look at the whole picture.. Good Job!
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Thanky!! A few people have mentioned me correcting the redness of the eyes so im gonna go check that out.
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Re: African American Skin

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Very Nice sam!
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:09 PM
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Re: African American Skin

here you go......did alot of dodge and burn .....color correction....hope you like this skin....i think it turned out beautifully.

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