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Old 04-01-2009, 06:34 PM
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Re: D&B question about greys

I believe the b&w layers are just to make it easier on your eyes so you won't be looking at colors the whole time. Also, I find that it helps me dodge and burn easily because I can see differences in the greys, so I dodge or burn depending on what the grey looks like.

Sorry, I'm not sure if I make sense.

Basically (to me anyway) the point is to make the greys balanced, like you said.

BUT, I can be wrong. But that's how it works for me, and I've had good results.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:26 AM
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Re: D&B question about greys

Yes, my question is more regarding these greys. Onec I have the black and white layer and i don't see colors. Which kind of grey I have to obtain?

I have some more white areas and others more, there is some rule in the way to know with which kind of grey to uniform the skin?

Basically, how I cand know which must be the final grey tone of the skin? It's just about experience?

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Old 04-02-2009, 11:24 AM
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Re: D&B question about greys

Isedo, I'm thinking this comes down to your vision, you're the one who will judge which is the right "grey" .

I've found that the layers help but sometimes they make you over work. When the B&W layers are up more areas that seem affected, but when you disable the B&W layers they're almost invisible. So even if you did do D&B on those parts in reality you're not making any progress.

At least that's what I've found in the past couple of retouched images I've done. It does help but you have to always check where do you really need to focus the D&B.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:05 AM
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Re: D&B question about greys

Thanks for your kind answer man.
Mine problem is that I'm doing my frist d&b and the image is going to be to bright... :-D
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