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Old 09-21-2008, 12:04 PM
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Re: Please Help with evening out skin

The advantages of a refined workflow, plenty of textures, and who knows what third-party tools. There is really no way of telling. But, that's how you make money in retouch.

No point in spelling out a tutorial here. There are plenty here in RP, or elsewhere, to describe basic retouch techniques. That is the basically what it is, along with what I mentioned at the top.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:28 PM
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Re: Please Help with evening out skin

I cant even see these patches you are talking about, sure the texture and colour needs some work, but her skin looks pretty evenly lit to me...
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:53 PM
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Re: Please Help with evening out skin

some skin techniques and colour correction...
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:05 PM
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Re: Please Help with evening out skin

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some skin techniques and colour correction...
Hi Jessica!

Could you share your steps with this image? Thanks
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:53 PM
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Re: Please Help with evening out skin

D &B , degrunge, sharpening, curves to correct colour, black and white layer with soft light to add contrast... bit of surface blur with embossing and noise too smooth skin
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:30 AM
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Re: Please Help with evening out skin

There is a lot more work on it, but just like an idea.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:21 PM
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Re: Please Help with evening out skin

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that is a great portfolio...

but I hate that he added "skeleton ribs" to the model on the 3rd pic under fashion!
I say NO NO NO.... it wasnt necessary!
and How the hell he got that image out of the original out of focus (4th on fashion!) WOW...just WOW!
oh i just see this now...
Thank You,
to the skeleton ribs:
That was an editorial based on the sketches of the Austrian painter Egon Schiele:
for example:
http://skullcull.files.wordpress.com...lfportrait.jpg

hope that explaines the bones.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:45 PM
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Re: Please Help with evening out skin

I think sampling a good color skin and painting in a new layer set to color would be the best way to achieve an uniform skin tone.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:06 PM
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Re: Please Help with evening out skin

I've found that when you are trying to locate trouble spots, you can use the Black and White tool. It lets you apply filters to accentuate certain colors, or to decrease them. Just adjust the filter sliders until the ugliness comes out and correct to suit.
A bit of dodge and burn to even out the tone/gradation, a saturation and hue layer to even out the color (with lowered opacity to suit).
Duplicate that layer. Then make a curves adjustment to the one you duplicated from to set the appropriate color channel levels (which can also be done with the Levels adjustment, but I prefer curves). Take your duplicate with full flesh color, lower the opacity over the curves adjusted copy to taste.
Flatten the image.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:13 AM
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Re: Please Help with evening out skin

Yes exactly,
if there is too much color and skin texture, our eyes don't really see where the real unevenness lies.
Simoly desaturate it maybe curve it a tiny bit darker and gaussian blur it exactly until the pores are gone and all of a sudden you gonna see dark blotches and lighter parts.
And these are the ones you have to address, with curves, dodge tools, whatever you want to use.
That's how you get the evenness.
It can take a very very long time, sometimes,
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