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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 scx.hu 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

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Hi people from the best forum I've ever seen))

So, here is before:
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/775/beforee.jpg
Here is after:
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3433/64591544.jpg

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.
Thx!
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, http://www.atncentral.com/image_enhance.htmmay
is another method of D & B.
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