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Old 03-29-2008, 05:14 AM
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Please help with sun damaged skin

Hi,
I would greatly appreciate any suggestions and help with the sun damaged skin of the model. She is in her early 40s and a great versatile model, but has a considerable sun damage from her chin down. Is there anything that can be done?

Thank you for your time. Luba
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:37 AM
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Re: Please help with sun damaged skin

This was a quick try. I loosely selected the area of her chest and then ran a selective color adjustment. In the reds I lowered the yellow (-46%) and black (-64%) and upped the magenta just a bit (+6%). I then ran a slight gaussian blur on just the mask to help blend the change in. I didn't spend a lot of time on it, but maybe this will help. Looking forward to how others handle it.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:56 AM
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Re: Please help with sun damaged skin

thank you very much for a detailed description - it looks much better already! Once the redness is gone, it looks like a more manageable texture.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:38 AM
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Re: Please help with sun damaged skin

Howdy Luba -

I also did a quick fixer - might be too much, might be too little, but...

- duped layer and used soft clone brush on "lighten", then added a little bit of gaussian noise to try to restore some texture
- selective color adjustment layer with -25% black in the reds
- added a teensy bit of yellow in the cooler areas of the skin
- adjusted the opacity of the layers so it didn't look too retouched

Hope this helps. Also curious to see what others do.....

- Craig
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:52 AM
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Re: Please help with sun damaged skin

Hi Craig,
Thank you.
Will try this out. No extra exercise will hurt

I was so afraid to ask for help before - but you guys are so helpful - thank you.
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:06 PM
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Re: Please help with sun damaged skin

Selected damaged area copied to new layer.

Lightened new layer with levels adj layer
Desaturated reds by about 10% using Hue/Sat Adj layer

Could be done just using the 2 adj layers with suitable masks, but I prefer this way as I can fine tune by adjusting the opacity of the copied layer.
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:59 PM
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Re: Please help with sun damaged skin

Tried the color deconvolution plugin.. (used to be free at 4n6site.com ... Now need to make a donation..your choice of amount)
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:55 PM
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Re: Please help with sun damaged skin

Thank you so much for suggestions! I see that breaking down the problem area into shapes of colour is a good way of tackling it. I just saw spots and my head got stuck

I was also wondering how I can upload a larger version of a file - now I know. Thank you.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:24 PM
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Re: Please help with sun damaged skin

Forgot to mention... I used a mask on each layer so I could brush in/out what I wanted to change.

-C
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:10 AM
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Re: Please help with sun damaged skin

I got a question, actually 2. How can you guys upload photos here of a nice size without losing quality? I know I can't upload photos larger then 100 kb, but that's where I get the problem.
When I process something in Ps, the document ends up with a large size, so I try to compress it by making it smaller and saving it as jpeg using Paintbrush, which makes them a bit smaller, but it is very hard to take them to a 100 kb size without losing quality, I mean I have to smaller them so much and then the work is lose. Is there a way to compress with Ps without losing at least so many details? I know that it won't look like the original but the pictures in this forum look great.

Could this be done with Camera Raw?

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