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Old 12-19-2008, 09:23 AM
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Re: Different Retouching Techniques

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I am a complete novice to retouching. On the website www.popphoto.com. There is a tab, "HOW TO". Click on the "How To" tab. Under the heading, "Image Editing", there will be an article, "Digital Toolbox: How to Edit Portraits", by Debbie Grossman. Take a look, it does not take advantage of the dodge & burn features, it walks you through some applications using curves. The author, Debbie Grossman, does acknowledge that this is more of a skin smoothing technique. What I did was to print out the fourteen step instructions. I got tired of switching between screens, and the paper allowed me to make notes in the margins. But it walked me through each and every step, to acheive the goal I wanted. The workflow is very detailed. Remember, I am someone who is a novice. Check it out, because people with a higher level of skill than I, will find this article extremely useful...

Thanks dwallace29. I have read through the site. I basically know what the retouching is. I am interested in members taking my image and do their stuffs. But thanks for the link.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:15 PM
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Re: Different Retouching Techniques

Zeckson,

The green: pinlight is because the image is reddish and green offsets megenta. So the pinlight darkens the reds adding a little more deffinition that was lost with the screen.

Blue: lighten was to get rid of the blue cast in the background cubbys. It basicly desaturates only the blue. It also desaturated the pants, I could have masked that but I thought that it made the outfit look better.

Green: invert: overlay was to add back color. As I said, green offsets megenta, so when you invert it, it turns around and pops megenta. But the effect is deffenetly way too much so you have to fade it till it looks right (about 50%).

The steps here were specificly for this image, but the it could be converted to any image.

-Keven

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Old 12-19-2008, 09:23 PM
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Re: Different Retouching Techniques

Olbaldy,

I love that texture on the shirt and pants. Good job.

-Keven
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:28 PM
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Re: Different Retouching Techniques

Quickie edit. Download the TIF file. Layer names or what I did should be self-explanatory.

http://rapidshare.com/files/175055825/ee1b9b57.tif.html
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:33 PM
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Re: Different Retouching Techniques

Gave this one a shot:

Layer Via Copy
onOne PhotoTools: Kyoko Punch
onOne PhotoTools: Dave's Darken and Lighten A3
Layer Via Copy

LucisArt Effect: Sculpture
Button: 1
Amount: 0%
Mix: 100%

Select layer “PhotoTools #1” Without Make Visible

Quick Selection of just the model.

Select the LucisArt Layer, mask and paint over the model with a 50% grey mask to lower the Lucis effect on the model while retaining the effect on the background.

Sharpen, resize and SFW.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:43 PM
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Re: Different Retouching Techniques

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Olbaldy,
I love that texture on the shirt and pants. Good job.
-Keven
Thanks Keven & Zeckson
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:18 AM
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Re: Different Retouching Techniques

Checklist / workflow


First I Identify the unwanted objects as the chair and the backgorund. They where very distractive on my opinion.

1. BG copy
2. remove unwante objects
3. D&B in shadows and highlights
4. push curves up
5. tune colors with colorbalance and screen blending mode
6.resize for web
7. deliver to retouchpro forum.



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Old 12-27-2008, 08:08 AM
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Re: Different Retouching Techniques

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Quickie edit. Download the TIF file. Layer names or what I did should be self-explanatory.

http://rapidshare.com/files/175055825/ee1b9b57.tif.html

Dang guess I am to late get the following:

Error

This file is neither allocated to a Premium Account, or a Collector's Account, and can therefore only be downloaded 10 times.

This limit is reached.

To download this file, the uploader either needs to transfer this file into his/her Collector's Account, or upload the file again. The file can later be moved to a Collector's Account. The uploader just needs to click the delete link of the file to get further information.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:17 AM
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Hello all, I would like to obtain opinions on this photo that I retouched. I would like to learn more on different techniques and methods that other members in this forum may have.

I shot this photo last Sunday. The idea is to bend towards a commercial feel. I have attached the original and my edited version in this thread.

I encourage experts to download the original and do your own retouching. While doing so, kindly reveal your workflow so that I can learn or pick up something from your technique.

To qualify myself on my statement above, I am revealing my workflow for those who wanna learn:
  1. Duplicate layer (This is your working layer)
  2. Duplicate layer again
  3. Blending Mode: Screen
  4. Merge layer down (You now have 2 layers - Background + Background copy)
  5. Apply Image > Red Channel > Soft Light
  6. Shadows/Highlight
  7. Apply Image > Red Channel > Multiply
  8. Levels (Adjust midtones)
  9. Apply Image > Red Channel > Multiply
  10. Shadows/Highlight
  11. Levels (Adjust midtones again)
  12. Dodge (On selective skin areas)
  13. Burn (All other areas needed)
  14. Hue/Saturation (Desaturate a little)
  15. Unsharp Mask

Note:
If you are not willing to reveal your workflow to the detail as I did, please don't bother to reply this thread. I am only interested in communicating with sincere people that wanna share, learn and exchange ideas.

Please stick to the objectives of this thread. Reveal, share and discuss on technique.

Sorry if I sounded arrogant but after reading that super duper long thread on the demystification of Dave Hill, I don't wanna people try and found some great techniques and walked off without sharing in details.
I guess that means that MTMM and Obsala or not invited to this thread..
LOL

Snook
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:50 AM
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Re: Different Retouching Techniques

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Originally Posted by Zeckson View Post
Hello all, I would like to obtain opinions on this photo that I retouched. I would like to learn more on different techniques and methods that other members in this forum may have.

I shot this photo last Sunday. The idea is to bend towards a commercial feel. I have attached the original and my edited version in this thread.

I encourage experts to download the original and do your own retouching. While doing so, kindly reveal your workflow so that I can learn or pick up something from your technique.

To qualify myself on my statement above, I am revealing my workflow for those who wanna learn:
  1. Duplicate layer (This is your working layer)
  2. Duplicate layer again
  3. Blending Mode: Screen
  4. Merge layer down (You now have 2 layers - Background + Background copy)
  5. Apply Image > Red Channel > Soft Light
  6. Shadows/Highlight
  7. Apply Image > Red Channel > Multiply
  8. Levels (Adjust midtones)
  9. Apply Image > Red Channel > Multiply
  10. Shadows/Highlight
  11. Levels (Adjust midtones again)
  12. Dodge (On selective skin areas)
  13. Burn (All other areas needed)
  14. Hue/Saturation (Desaturate a little)
  15. Unsharp Mask

Note:
If you are not willing to reveal your workflow to the detail as I did, please don't bother to reply this thread. I am only interested in communicating with sincere people that wanna share, learn and exchange ideas.

Please stick to the objectives of this thread. Reveal, share and discuss on technique.

Sorry if I sounded arrogant but after reading that super duper long thread on the demystification of Dave Hill, I don't wanna people try and found some great techniques and walked off without sharing in details.
This is my job
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