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Old 01-17-2009, 12:21 PM
Ich.Mario Ich.Mario is offline
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D&B skin improvement -> light dots

hi there,

i've got some trouble with the d&b technique. i have no trouble with lighten the dark spots on the skin but when i want to darken the light pixels, they get an ugly gray color. what technique do you use to avoid this trouble? do you ignore the color problem during this process and improve the color after d&b? or do you d&b with color (not black and white) to get color into the light pixels? or what else?

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Old 01-17-2009, 03:39 PM
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Re: D&B skin improvement -> light dots

I cover some of this in my move on using a Configurator panel for retouching (CS4 only). You don't need the panel to use the techniques. If you have CS4 and want the panel you can get it also though I don't know if it is working on other peoples systems, no feedback yet.

The movie download:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/4ynnnhjnw2z/Configurator in CS4 for Retouching.mov

The panel download:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/2didndmgggm/Retouch.zip
See instructions in my following post.

Basically for light areas darkened there is a lack of saturation. To add sat to these areas, create a blank layer and set its mode to Saturation. Use a soft, 50% opacity, low flow -2% or so - brush set to Saturation with an intense color. For the brush color (does not matter as long as not black or white), I use a bright green of about 80% saturation. You can read the saturation in the color picker. Works good with Wacom and pen, mouse probably has difficulties.

Larry

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Old 01-17-2009, 04:30 PM
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Re: D&B skin improvement -> light dots

Excellent solution to the grey problem, I have only begun serious d&b and wondered how to correct this issue.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:17 PM
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Re: D&B skin improvement -> light dots

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...If you have CS4 and want the panel you can get it also though I don't know if it is working on other peoples systems, no feedback yet...

Larry
The "Build Layers" button doesn't work. The panel looks nice.
Probably needs an action called "Dodge & Burn by Curves"
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:42 PM
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Re: D&B skin improvement -> light dots

For some reasons the actions and presets were not included in the .mxp file. I have that fixed and have replaced the bad file with a new one that contains the actions and presets. I have corrected the link above to point to the new file and here it is again.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/2didndmgggm/Retouch.zip

File is now zip and contains installation PDF. LL 09-01-25



Larry

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Old 01-18-2009, 12:12 AM
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Re: D&B skin improvement -> light dots

I get after lighten layer warning"
The object "action" "Add sat" of set "WOW Retouch shortcuts" is not currently available.
Continue stop

...also the color fix & the command select is missing.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:00 AM
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Re: D&B skin improvement -> light dots

maybe this problem/solution/helpful file by leuallen should get an own post.

isn't there any other technique? automatic-saturation-increasement when darkining white pixels?

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Old 04-16-2009, 03:29 AM
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Re: D&B skin improvement -> light dots

Hi Larry,
Very powerful panel !!!
I already installed but not work because I don't have the Retouch Action file.
Can u send me the action or can u help me to create?

Thanks
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:34 AM
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Re: D&B skin improvement -> light dots

The actions and presets are installed in the default Photoshop folders. You have to manually load them into Photoshop from there. See the instructions in the included PDF.

Larry
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:06 AM
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Re: D&B skin improvement -> light dots

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maybe this problem/solution/helpful file by leuallen should get an own post.

isn't there any other technique? automatic-saturation-increasement when darkining white pixels?
you can try to do it not with black color but match the skin (with color picker) next to the spot and paint with "skin" color. This is for D&B with 50%grey layer

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