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Old 04-05-2008, 11:58 AM
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Legs nightmare.

Hi there guys! I sure need your opinion\help on something I run into often.
Most of the times I have to deal with awful legs full of red spots, bumps all sort of things. An example is this link: http://www.mediafire.com/?0w0xgyvgutl. What can you do about it, I mean yes you can dodge and burn to some extend but it's crazy if you have like 20 pics like that. I want to keep them as natural as possible, with every pore and stuff but nothing so far gives me perfect results. Pros out there, your opinion would be valuable too if it is possible. In the link above you'll find a high res jpg to play with. Thanks a lot!
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:16 PM
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Re: Legs nightmare.

Something like this?

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above you'll find a high res jpg to play with. Thanks a lot!
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:17 PM
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Re: Legs nightmare.

Hi Frank, thanks a lot for trying this out. Well I can still see some red spots and I can't tell if there is a texture or not. So what did you do?
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:11 PM
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Re: Legs nightmare.

Very, very light touch dodging the shadows
Slight color correction to warm up the flesh.

Regarding still being able to see red spots:
It is a manner of how much do you want to compromise detail versus blotches.

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Hi Frank, thanks a lot for trying this out. Well I can still see some red spots and I can't tell if there is a texture or not. So what did you do?
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:28 PM
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Re: Legs nightmare.

I'm not the pro you're looking for, but have you tried using blur? It's sooo fast. I use blur and a tiny bit of final cleanup with 10-15% opacity brush.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:06 PM
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Re: Legs nightmare.

There is a tutorial here for removing red blemishes. You might try it: http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=198
Hope this helps.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:09 PM
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Re: Legs nightmare.

Blur? I almost never use blur for anything, that is the whole point.
Blur gives the plastic\fake look, you don't need that. My goal is always
make it look natural but perfect.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:11 PM
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Re: Legs nightmare.

Thanks a lot Nancy for the tutorial, I'll try that out.
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:05 PM
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Re: Legs nightmare.

Found this for blotchy skin.. http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?%20t=23233
Scroll down to the Dan Margulis reference at post#8, it looks interesting

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Old 04-05-2008, 05:14 PM
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Re: Legs nightmare.

OlBaldy the link doesn't work, it leads to the forum but gives me this message

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