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Old 04-02-2009, 11:02 AM
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Re: Need a help with features. Where to put shadow

Aleksman, thx for reply )
my methods were a bit different..)
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:32 AM
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Re: Need a help with features. Where to put shadow

This is the shadow and highlight guide from a MUA. Maybe it helps
Pic is from Thanks
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:17 PM
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Re: Need a help with features. Where to put shadow

Originally Posted by HelloPiccadilly View Post
Hi people from the best forum I've ever seen))

So, here is before:
Here is after:

I did a many-hours-DB-work with pores..
But where should I put shadow/hightlight to emphasize her features?
It always puzzles me. I wish I was a bit make-up artist..

I'd like to see some instructions/desctiptions/attemps on my photo.

Hope you'll help me.
I think that your retouch is good.
Other than the basics, a lot of it becomes a subjective thing. I'm don't think that there is a 'standard routine' to get to the 'look'. For me, unless I have the freedom to do as I wish, it's all up to the subject.

With yours, it's her eyes that intrigue me so ....
- I did the 'usual' to clear up a few of the obvious blemishes using the clone tool, healing brush, etc as well as smoothed her skin a bit, just to a point where her skin texture is still visible
- saturated her eyes with the sponge tool then dodged to highlight
- selective color adjustment to remove some red from her skin color
- to further draw my attention to her eyes, I placed an empty layer over top, set the blend mode to lighten, with a soft brush set at a very low opacity sampled the lighter skin color and gradually painted where I wanted to lighten. To darken any areas, do the same with the blend mode changed to darken. This is the method that I used to decrease the skin glare.

In each instance, the adjustments were made to either a duplicate or separate layer so that any over-effect can be masked or a change in the blend mode does not effect the layer below.

Check out Action Central for some great actions that may help. Chip Springer's Paint With Light here,
is another method of D & B.
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