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Old 03-18-2009, 11:01 AM
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Achieving this skin tone?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew what steps to take in post processing to achieve this type of skin tone. Its not overly golden/red. I'm assuming this is probably just the effect of shooting film. Since I'm a digital shooter, I'd love to try to replicate this:

This is my attempt at an image that I shot this weekend, not exactly what i was looking for:

Any tips would be greatly appreciated, thx
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:23 PM
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Re: Achieving this skin tone?

Just add a Hue/Saturation layer and play with the reds and yellows. Easy-peasy.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:34 PM
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Re: Achieving this skin tone?

You can also apply unsharp mask but use a high radius...around 60 the start low with the amount and slowly move it to the right until the effect is as you like it.

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Old 03-19-2009, 08:58 AM
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Re: Achieving this skin tone?

To get that tanned, darker look you can duplicate the original layer and put that new layer into a multiply layer blend mode. Adjust its opacity to a very low value (maybe 15%). Add a black hide all mask to this layer and then paint on the darker tones on the edges of the legs and arms where they recede. This will give you a dark tanned look.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:02 AM
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Re: Achieving this skin tone?

looks more like a "s" curve to me because the color lies in the shadows and highlights.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:16 PM
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Re: Achieving this skin tone?

bright / white skin like Kristian Schuller

Followed most of what was done the the above thread, then added a selective color adj to get the colors right. Desatureated the hair and made the bikini more vibrent.

Most of the diffrences are in the lighting. and BG.

Hope it helps,
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