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Old 11-28-2008, 03:30 AM
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Hi, I would like to recreate this kind of metallic blue color...How can I do?

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Old 11-29-2008, 04:45 PM
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terreldavis,

This is a very, very challenging color to create as electronic makeup. It not only has color, but it also has texture, and especially a rich iridescence look. It is possible to get this color effect...but youre going to have to work at the iridescence effect. The approach would be to use an intense blue curves layer above the image, then be sure to change its blend mode to Hard Light, and then add two contrast layers above that... to further enhance that metallic look.

How To: First create a curves adjustment layer above the original image. There is a lot of unnatural clipping of the curves necessary to get this unusual color (See the curves example below. It shows where to put the Black RGB curve, the red curve, the green curve, and blue curves) This will get you into the ballpark color wise...but your curves might be slightly different if you have it over a different color of flesh tone. At this stage, you will be creating a preliminary very intense blue eye shadow color...and then adding the iridescence later.

So, create the curves below to get that very intense blue color first...and then say OK. You will notice now that your whole image looking quite blue...thats OK. Now, you must reverse the curves layers mask from a white mask to a black mask. (Turn the mask black by doing a command or control I to Invert the mask from white to black. When the mask turns black...then your image will return to normal looking again for a time). Now, paint on the black mask with a White, Small, Soft, 20% Opacity brush to put the eye shadow color exactly on the lids where you want it to be. The eye shadow color will look a very intense blue...Not the metallic look yet. To get the metallic look, set the "Blend Mode" of that curves layer from "Normal" to "Hard Light". Now it will begin to get that metallic look to it. Finally!!!

Then add two additional contrast layers set to 100% contrast above this curves adjustment layer to get some additional Rich Metallic Intensity to the color...the kind that you are after. You will have to reverse the masks on these contrast layers also (just like above)...and then paint with that soft white brush where you want the metal look to be intensified. Or you can just copy the mask from the blue curves layer to save some work (alt-drag the layer mask to copy it to a new layer)

Go back and adjust the curves... and all the other adjustments... till it looks perfect to you.

Youre going to have to "Work" at getting this very special, and very unique iridescent color of eye shadow! Its fairly easy to get the standard blue eye shadows...but... it takes some additional effort to make it glow like shimmering metal.


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Old 11-29-2008, 09:26 PM
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Re: how can I do this color

Great explanation ray!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:24 AM
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thanks very much Ray!! A perfect explanation! This is my try...
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:53 AM
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terrelldavis,

You nailed it!!!! Beautiful Shot!

To polish it off... even one step further...you might take a 2 pixel black brush and do a 400% magnify... and then paint along those small blond hairs that cross over the eye lid.

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Old 11-30-2008, 09:28 AM
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Do you think this could also work for lips?
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:16 AM
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sorry but I don't understand how you do to polish it off...
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:22 PM
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polish it off...
Can also stand for

"finnish it off" or "make it better"
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:26 PM
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Paint the masks (of the layers that give the blue color) black where the hair now is blue. Use a small brush and zoom in to make sure you only restore the hair to its original color.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:17 PM
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ok thanks ray

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