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Old 02-08-2009, 10:06 AM
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Glossy Skin

Hi there,

I looking for a solution to create a glossy skin - the model on the photo has no glossy makeup. She has now more or less a smooth light skin. The smaller picture shows the direction it should end up. Contrast should be enhanced, too. Any tipps?

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Old 02-08-2009, 11:06 AM
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Re: Glossy Skin

Rame, Welcome to RetouchPRO
There are tutorials here at RetouchPRO that will help you in your quest but proper lighting initially, would avoid a lot of Post work!

A couple tutorials that might help are:

That Soft Dior Look for Portraits

and the one I used for this sample:

Wet Skin
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:14 AM
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Re: Glossy Skin

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Rame, Welcome to RetouchPRO
There are tutorials here at RetouchPRO that will help you in your quest but proper lighting initially, would avoid a lot of Post work!

A couple tutorials that might help are:

That Soft Dior Look for Portraits

and the one I used for this sample:

Wet Skin
First of all: thank you! :-)

The client´s mind changes from day to day :-)

I have the Dior tutorial already but I was not sure if it is the right basis...the second one and your result seem to be a great way :-)

Thanks again!
Rame
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:56 PM
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Re: Glossy Skin

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Rame, Welcome to RetouchPRO
There are tutorials here at RetouchPRO that will help you in your quest but proper lighting initially, would avoid a lot of Post work!

A couple tutorials that might help are:

That Soft Dior Look for Portraits

and the one I used for this sample:

Wet Skin
After a couple of attempts...your´s look way better - did you blur the skin? Do you have a screenshot of the PS Palette?
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:10 PM
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did you blur the skin? Do you have a screenshot of the PS Palette?
I am a hobbyist with limited storage space so I just play with them then dump em.. Sorry!
But, I followed the tutorial to the letter using a blurred and increased contrast copy of the blue channel for the two masks and adjusted the curves in both the light and dark layers after applying the luminosity masks..

Did I Blur?... Yes, I used "Imagenomic Portraiture" to knock off some of the harshness and soften the face just a bit, then masked back in the hair, lips and eyes..
That is the only thing different that I added to the Tutorial!

OOPS! forgot that I also Painted the lips black on a new softlight layer and adjusted the opacity down to about 40%... and took some blue out of the whites of the eyes and Dodge&Burned the Iris's some! That's ALL!!

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Old 02-08-2009, 02:17 PM
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I am a hobbyist with limited storage space so I just play with them then dump em.. Sorry!
But, I followed the tutorial to the letter using a blurred and increased contrast copy of the blue channel for the two masks and adjusted the curves in both the light and dark layers after applying the luminosity masks..
Ah, I think this is the step I did not understand. The tutorial was not clear for me here - why do I make this blue channel thing and what do I do with it... :-?
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:28 PM
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Ah, I think this is the step I did not understand. The tutorial was not clear for me here - why do I make this blue channel thing and what do I do with it... :-?
Did you see all the other stuff I added to my other post after I posted?

The blue channel is applied as the mask for the light and dark curves layers.. saving you a lot of painting to get the highlights or shadows you want.. It acts as a sort of pre-painted D&B mask
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Re: Glossy Skin

the only additional painting on the mask that I did was to bring back the hair, and eyes that were bleached out on the light curves layer
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:43 PM
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Did you see all the other stuff I added to my other post after I posted?
I think so

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The blue channel is applied as the mask for the light and dark curves layers.. saving you a lot of painting to get the highlights or shadows you want.. It acts as a sort of pre-painted D&B mask
So, I do load the adjusted blue layer copy as a mask and apply them to both of the adjustmentlayers as a layer mask, right?

In the tutorial the blue channel mask is not used again as far as I see :-?

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yep! on apply masks
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