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how to make this bikini photo pop?

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Old 06-16-2008, 08:26 AM
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how to make this bikini photo pop?

The photo as is looks uninteresting. The skin tone looks off as well. Any suggestions on how to correct the skin tone and make it stand out?
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:42 PM
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Re: how to make this bikini photo pop?

Something like this perhaps?

Color correct using curves to get a better skin tone
Curves to fix contrast
The "Amy Dresser" technique applied to a luminosity highlights mask to add some white to the highlights
A little sharpening with a high-pass layer set to overlay

More could be done, but that should give you some ideas for one way to take it.

Here's a less compressed version:

http://i25.tinypic.com/2yytdlt.jpg
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:49 PM
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Re: how to make this bikini photo pop?

I think that the main problem is the background. There's not enough separation between the two models. I also prefer the skin to not be so pale, and their bellies are too bright, calling attention to their abdomens rather than to their faces.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:28 PM
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Re: how to make this bikini photo pop?

Just tried a quick fix with color adjustment to better the tanned look and to add highlights with d/b...
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:46 PM
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Re: how to make this bikini photo pop?

If looks could kill...
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:10 PM
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Re: how to make this bikini photo pop?

nice one, lonk
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:16 PM
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Re: how to make this bikini photo pop?

Thanks, Craig. Just playin' around. (And who can resist such seductive creatures?)
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:15 PM
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Re: how to make this bikini photo pop?

subtle changes to give a nice POP

curves adjustment
saturation boost
added more warmth and tan to skin
strengthened the sky contrast
sharpened
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:16 PM
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Re: how to make this bikini photo pop?

Thanks all for the ideas ans suggestions. Can anyone explain how to turn the skin tone to look like the one here:

http://www.retouchpro.com/gallery/sh.../size/big/cat/
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:48 PM
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Re: how to make this bikini photo pop?

here´s my version
some correction with "selective color" (less cyan/green)
gaussian blur and overlay mode
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