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Old 11-30-2008, 10:05 AM
handstamped59 handstamped59 is offline
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red face touchups?

I just took some family pictures for a friend. She has very red cheeks, nose and chin in most of the pictures due to rosacia (SP?) . How can I retouch her face in these large red areas with out distorting her face, or changing the tone of the other people in the photo? I have Photo Shop Elements 6. Thanks for any advice. I am a total newbie to all of this, so I would need some very explicit instructions.
Thanks so much!
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:15 AM
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Re: red face touchups?


Katrin Eismann has an excellent fix for rosacea in her book Restoration & Retouching third edition. It uses the Channel Mixer as a basis for the fix.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:32 AM
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Re: red face touchups?

Use selective color. It works wonderfuly.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:46 AM
Michel B Michel B is offline
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Re: red face touchups?

PSE6 has no channel mixer or selective color. I advise you to download channel mixer actions (available by Grant, Grafi, Hiddenelements, Andrei Dubrowski etc...) Otherwise, you can get good results with a simple hue/sat/adjustment layer by selecting the reds and starting with an increase in the luminosity slider, then playing very slightly with the hue slider. Most of the time, you'll want to use the mask included in the adjustment slider to mask other red areas of your picture.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:57 AM
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Re: red face touchups?


Open a hue/sat adjustment layer, normal blend mode, and select "reds".
Take de left eyedropper and click over the maximun red you want to fix.
After this, take the eyedropper in the right ( - ), and click over your desired skin tone. And know

- Move the hue slider all to the left. Yor image turn into magenta/blue one. Don´t worry.

- You jave a gray area between the two rainbow bars. Take the triangle of the right and move it to the left, until you only have colorized the area you want to fix.

- Take the hue slider and move it to the right. when you cross the initial position have to continue moving the slider to the right and you can see how the red skin is turning into your desired skin tone. Stop when you have your desired skin tone.

Hope it helps.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:36 PM
handstamped59 handstamped59 is offline
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Re: red face touchups?

Thanks for everyone's fast suggestions! I was able to use the hue/saturation -reds, and the photos look much better now. Wow, what a great site!!! As a new photoshop user, I will probably be posting and asking advice frequently. I appreciate everyone's willingness to help
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