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Improving skin... Techniques for the body

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Old 09-27-2008, 04:39 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

jejeje, I was in Milan today looking for a room. Give me one more day, I have to find the file again and to remember the question :P
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:06 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Ok, here my questions..

1: How does she even out the skin? By numbers?
2. She Does D&B in three different layers. The first layer is clear, she use the colour sample tool, samples the whites and fills the selection with white. The second layer is not so clear. Why paint with white instead do all of the D&B in the "carve" Layer? Is there any significant advantage?
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:30 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

hey, I believe the evening skin by numbers is like Cuervo79 described on post #90

now the white sampled layers, that is something I would like to know as well...where does a.dresser sample those white from?
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:48 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

By examining the layers in the group, "skin evening", I would say that she lightened or darkened specific areas (obviously, with a curve) and in most cases adjusted the color as well with a slight RGB adjustment (by the numbers, or visually... who knows?).

I don't get the "sampled whites" layer...

The "painted whites" layer is a simple way to softly paint in extra white highlights.

I would assume that she did the "carve" layer first and then added the extra "painted whites" on top for that glowing look...

This is my guess... I would love to hear more opinions!!!
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:08 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

For working with blemishes and stuff... i found very usefull geting to know, that each of that kind of problems is composed of highlight and shadow. Ofthen also colour dont match. So to heal it without loosing quality i'm usually using clone stamp with darken or lighten mode depending on case. It usually gives very good result, as the skin teksture is still there. Of course low opacity and painting, painting and painting again. If You have enought of patient, You can even the whole skin with use of this method, but it takes a lot of time (compared to D&B technique imho).
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:31 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

@Baglady: I think she samples the whites with the color range tool and fills that area with white...
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:11 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Hello Cyberek,

I agree with you... It's very important to understand that flaws are caused by highlights and/or shadows as well as color variations. Using the clone stamp with darken or lighten mode to correct imperfections also gives nice results but it takes longer than D&B... If you're using this technique for the whole image, you must be very patient!
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:17 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

BagLady...
Its just another method. Sadly, better quality needs more time spend on image. Face lifting with this method takes usually about 2h with good make up on model . The whole body... a lot more .
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:22 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

you use clone stamp tool on a different layer set to normal ?
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:27 AM
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no, im merging to new layer and then on it im using clone stamp in lighten or darken mode sampling "good" areas with low opacity.
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