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Old 03-27-2009, 04:22 PM
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Cleaning Lips

Attached is a photo of lips, I would like to make them look smooth and even color. There is just so much wrong with them, I don't know how to go about it.

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Old 03-27-2009, 04:47 PM
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Re: Cleaning Lips

I actually think they look beautiful, all I would do is adjust the inner bottom lip to be the same color as the rest.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:21 PM
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Re: Cleaning Lips

I had a go at this , i,m not very experienced at retouching ,more into restoration but this looked a nice image to experiment.I used a layer mask around the lips then added a very fine opaque white layer , duplicated the lips well feathered with a bit more saturation.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:37 PM
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Re: Cleaning Lips

thanks mepaulus, that looks like it might work.

So you have a low opacity white layer above the original lips and then a more saturated version of the lips on top of that, or did you merge the white layer before duplicating the lips?
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:02 PM
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thanks mepaulus, that looks like it might work.

So you have a low opacity white layer above the original lips and then a more saturated version of the lips on top of that, or did you merge the white layer before duplicating the lips?
Use a solid white/skin colour adjustment layer at very low opacity over the whole image to hide those fine hairs then paint with a soft black brush on the mask to allow the lips to show through.feather and copy the lips then adjust hue/saturation to your liking then clean up any duff spots.Theres probably a quicker way but as i said i,m new to retouching.I kept the layers separate till i was happy with the look
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:04 PM
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Attached is a photo of lips, I would like to make them look smooth and even color.
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Used Kent Christiansen's "Skin Fix" Action (#35 under "Image Enhancements") to smooth lips... Plus a small amount of healing
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:06 PM
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Re: Cleaning Lips

You may try duplicating the image, create a layer, quick mask, paint the lips to create a selection, load the selection, deselect creating a selection then play with colors and the various blending modes until you get effect that you want. Then merge or flatten and save as.
hope this helps. I think I got the sequence right.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:46 PM
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Used Kent Christiansen's "Skin Fix" Action (#35 under "Image Enhancements") to smooth lips... Plus a small amount of healing
Wow that looks awsome Olbaldy , many thanks for that post , must try it out.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:38 PM
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Re: Cleaning Lips

There's a very wide range of results that can be gotten when retouching lips. This is a smooth/moist look that I think is pleasant without going overboard. Once you select the lips (pen tool) there's really no end to what you can do.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:18 PM
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Re: Cleaning Lips

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There's a very wide range of results that can be gotten when retouching lips. This is a smooth/moist look that I think is pleasant without going overboard. Once you select the lips (pen tool) there's really no end to what you can do.
wow, i like your result a lot
can you share your steps?
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