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Old 07-30-2008, 09:07 AM
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Dodge and Burn Technique - uneven skin

Hi everybody.. I need some help with D&B. Would be really grateful if you help me.
My cousin asked me to retouch her photo. Cut her face from the original and retouch it. I was using D&B technique (provided by videosean http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=272 ) and in some places skin is a little bit uneven.. when u zoom it - it's not noticeable but from the distance u can see it.. like in this photo the forehead and temples. What do I do wrong? and how I can avoid or correct it? (I uploaded the original too.. just in case)
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:09 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Technique - uneven skin

the image is to much compressed,so it is hard to get even skin tone.

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http://shrani.si/f/33/WZ/4cEkoyyt/1/dodge-and-burn.jpg
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:10 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Technique - uneven skin

I'm not familiar with that particular video, but for the D&B layer, what blending mode is the layer set in?
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:13 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Technique - uneven skin

Linear light.
here is the link to download bigger version
http://rapidshare.com/files/13360888...uched.jpg.html
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:19 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Technique - uneven skin

It's one of the way out in your version Aleksman71.. but what to do if a photo needs to be more real.. when you need to see every single pore.. like f.e make-up cream ads?
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:59 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Technique - uneven skin

They almost always add skin texture
like I did here
http://shrani.si/f/2H/gn/1fnzPxok/skin.jpg
Try with this one in oyerlay mode(play with size and transperency)
http://shrani.si/f/D/mv/20TZoWBi/skin2.jpg

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Old 07-30-2008, 12:41 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Technique - uneven skin

ok..thank you so much!
I've never done it before but will try to do smth.. do you have may be any tutorial how to do it? would be really greatful
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:46 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Technique - uneven skin

Sorry, I dont have tutorial,here are some other skins.
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File Type: jpg skin3.jpg (8.3 KB, 263 views)
File Type: jpg skin4.jpg (12.9 KB, 268 views)
File Type: jpg skin pores.jpg (8.5 KB, 271 views)
File Type: jpg skin pores2.jpg (7.3 KB, 216 views)

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Old 07-30-2008, 01:21 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Technique - uneven skin

thank you so much.. will try to find how to do it
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:40 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Technique - uneven skin

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when u zoom it - it's not noticeable but from the distance u can see it.. (I uploaded the original too.. just in case)
You don't always have to D+B at 100% or above. In fact, you don't really need to go over 100%. Do your initial D+B pass at 100%. Zoom out to 50% and do your second D+B pass, then zoom out to 25% to do your third one if needed. You might have to do your last D+B pass at 12.5/% depending on the size of the image you're working with. I find myself always have to do the last pass at that level for the close ups from the Phase One. The skin is going to look very smooth at that zoom level, but if you zoom it back to 100% every bit of texture is still there, because all you did was just changed the shading of it. You move a lot quicker this way, too, as oppose to starting your first pass at 400%. Also, switch your blending mode to Softlight for more subtle blending. If you need further explanation, read Chris's blog.

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/blo...confusion.html
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