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Old 02-20-2009, 07:44 AM
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Re: bright / white skin like Kristian Schuller

my try .. i dunno if it near to what you lookin' for.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:48 AM
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my try .. i dunno if it near to what you lookin' for.
I like your attempt.
It will be kind from you to tell us what you did!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:58 AM
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I really like your take on this image. Excellent post. Thank you.

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Old 02-20-2009, 09:48 AM
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Re: bright / white skin like Kristian Schuller

About the Kristian Schuller's work: basically it might be a complex lighting setup using a beauty reflector or even harsh lighting without any diffuser as the key light source. I 'm revealing nothing new, but by using that you end up with bright skin tones and deep blacks which you ca see on the RAW file. With a touch of quality postproduction you can achieve that glamour yet not plastic look.

Otherwise play with blend modes (softlight/overlay/) and apply some adjustment layers (e.g. curves) in order to remove shadows which are too deep, lower down the exposure or do similar things to make the picture look smoother.

Good ol' D&B works well but remember to control color saturation shifts when doing so.
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I really like your take on this image. Excellent post. Thank you.

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Thank you very much, Jason!

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Old 02-20-2009, 10:36 AM
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Re: bright / white skin like Kristian Schuller

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I like your attempt.
It will be kind from you to tell us what you did!
Same as i mention earlier in this thread,

Hue/Sat for decreasing Master saturation, increasing RED brightness.

Additional adjustment for more contrast, more sharpening, a little fix on the skin, shadow/highlight.
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Keven , sorry to be so stooopid ! What is a Degrunge layer ? Bill
It’s a quick easy way to smooth and even skin. Its a lazy mans D&B.

Basically a 2 copy merges of an image, fist one is a type of blur, and the one on top is highpass set to overlay (softL, or vividL).

The blur evens the skin (I used surface blur), and the highpass preserves the skin and other texture. If you do a search, a lot a resources here. and here is a TUTORIAL The quick de-grunge trick. It’s not what I use but it will get you started.

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Old 02-20-2009, 11:19 AM
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Re: bright / white skin like Kristian Schuller

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my try .. i dunno if it near to what you lookin' for.
I like what you did too, i was so afraid of blowing the hilights that i stayed conservitive. You walked the line of great hilights.

Good job,
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:00 PM
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Re: bright / white skin like Kristian Schuller

Can someone give a step by step here. I tried Tareq's method and didn't come anywhere close.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:54 PM
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OK.

1. Image resizing as you want
2. Duplicate layer
3. Image > Adjustments > Desaturate
4. Change Layer mode to Overlay
5. Set the Opacity to 60%
6. Layer > Flatten Image
7. Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. Set "Master"saturation to -30, and then change to "Red" and set to -20 [or as your taste].
8. Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights. I set Highlights to about 30 and the shadows around 10 or less [again, it is your personal adjustments]
9. Levels [1.10 midtone]
10. Add contrast [Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast (5-10)]
11. I played little with curves, i created S shape just a slightly
12. Watch the colors, if still not good enough or has some casts then you can go back to Hue/Saturation anytime, and now i use PSCS4 i can use Auto Tone which may correct a little.
13. Last step, Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask, set the Amount to 20, and Radius to 200 and Threshold 0, I applied it twice for more punch

Save for web or save as JPEG
Enjoy it!

Tareq

Here is the result:

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9412/...4122397lo3.jpg

As you can see, it is different than my first try above, just because i was looking to save the details and the highlights on his face, but in the first one i used portraiture for adding that smooth a bit and higher highlights.
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