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Old 11-09-2008, 01:34 PM
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Asian Model, looking for porcelain skin

I'm shooting a young Vietnamese girl next week. I want some shots with her natural skin tone, but also want a porcelain look. I have a makeup artist on hand, but is there anything you guys might suggest in way or pre pro? And post?
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:40 PM
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Re: Asian Model, looking for porcelain skin

if you aren't happy with the skin you can always fix in Photoshop or just do it correct from beginning and save your time instead of siting with Photoshop
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:43 PM
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Re: Asian Model, looking for porcelain skin

high key lighting to even out the tones and shadows might help
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:12 PM
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Re: Asian Model, looking for porcelain skin

Check out the tutorial on the "Dior" look, on this site.

Just increase the amount of surface blur, to push up the "porcelain."
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:06 AM
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Re: Asian Model, looking for porcelain skin

Make sure to communicate that you are looking for porcelain skin to the makeup artist. As for lighting it depends on what you will want to do with this, but if its high key then yes, a nice even and soft lightsource to minimize shadows and some key light to bring out highlights on the skin.

An alternative is white-powdered skin but that will look pale, not porcelain which is slightly different. Still a cool look just different.

And do not use any blur effects as that will eradicate any resemblance of texture on this making it look flat and dull. Use very careful skin-retouching or it will look bad. Remember that the makeup and high-key lighting will remove a lot of the skin issues right in the camera. All that should be needed is shaping out the shadow/highlights, and maybe a few skin blemishes to fix.

Be sure to post your work when you are done
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:42 AM
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Re: Asian Model, looking for porcelain skin

layers layers layers, that's what i'd do. use mixture of layers in photoshop to highlight and color the skin. i would NOT use blur- it will lose texture of skin which i imagine would want to keep from going too flat. high key shots may work, but what happened to the good ol days where you just bracket your shots picking best one. never know, high key may take out too much, i say experiment if you never done it. good luck. would love to see your results
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