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Old 05-28-2008, 04:56 PM
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D&B & speed!?

Two things I learned here is;
It's all about speed.
Always use D&B to smooth skin.
I get how you do one or the other but how do you do both?
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:09 PM
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Re: D&B & speed!?

You get really good at d&b?
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:24 PM
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Re: D&B & speed!?

Uh... OK, I'm sure I'll eventually get caught up on all the lingo (I read too many forums on too many varied topics, so I know...). But I find it polite to, at least in the first entry of a thread, to write out or explain any abreviations that I use. Therefore, please let all of us not-so-cool-and-up-to-date-folks know what D&B is. Sorry if this is a very newbie question! Thanks! Steve
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:47 PM
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Re: D&B & speed!?

dodging and burning
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:50 PM
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Re: D&B & speed!?

may be I don't understand the matter of Ur quest. but if U mean how can U use the tools together: the 'alt' key solve Ur problem
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:45 AM
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Re: D&B & speed!?

Hi JD,

Sorry, but I think the root of your problem here is in your assumption that 'speed' is everything.

If you're talking about 'hi-end' retouching - or anything approaching that kind of level - speed has NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

If you're not prepared to spend anything from 3 hours right up to 3 days or more on the dodging & burning phase of a single image, then you're fooling yourself about the level of retouching you're executing.

Obviously, if you're working for a print shop and processing 150 images a day, this type of retouching is most definitely NOT the type you should be using (which is fine), but I'm assuming that your question is in relation to high fashion editorial and commercial work.

If you want a Vogue cover look - forget speed.

SK
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:19 AM
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Re: D&B & speed!?

FAST
CHEAP
GOOD

You only get to pick 2.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:39 AM
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Re: D&B & speed!?

Thanks guys. Actually, I'm not a professional but would like to be. I do like the results of B&D for cleaning up skin but concerned if anyone would be willing to pay for the time. My interest is in hi end Portrait, wedding headshots etc.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:17 PM
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Re: D&B & speed!?

Ah. Thanks DWtomp for the D&B response!
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:06 PM
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Re: D&B & speed!?

I work in a slightly different method than others but shift and "O" seem to speed things up a bit better, but not at the rate you are talking about. Just learn quick keys and figure out the costs of working on the image vs your time.
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