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Old 04-01-2009, 08:04 AM
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Need a help with features. Where to put shadow?

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!
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:51 AM
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Re: Need a help with features. Where to put shadow

Paint where you want it to go then gaussen blur with about 20px. Re do some of the finer details (lips). I used two curves layers, as if you make a mistake it is easyer to fix.

You can go HERE for more of a map on where to apply.

Hope it helps,
-Keven

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Old 04-01-2009, 10:40 AM
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Re: Need a help with features. Where to put shadow

I too find it hard to know exactly where to put shadows and such. So I usually add to whats already there, to get a boost in contrast.Most noticable her nose in this example.
I used a empty Overlay layer and painted with white or black to add or diminish contrast.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:00 AM
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Re: Need a help with features. Where to put shadow

Hope this helps you.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:58 AM
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Re: Need a help with features. Where to put shadow

really thx everyone..
Keven, thx for link and attachment...really helpfull. In fact, that's what I was looking for.

Pelle Piano, actually, your result I like most at all (just I would go for less highlight on her forehead) It would be great to look at your workflow.. (psd if it's possible)..

Aleksman, You have changed picture a lot. Nice. What did u do with eye's shadow? I mean about color..what was ur way to get that? ))

p.s. need learn english grammar ((
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:05 PM
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Re: Need a help with features. Where to put shadow

I used the same approach as igot2pman but use a empty layer set to Overlay. Only difference is where the painting is applied. I did not save the .fla
The hard part is where and how much you should apply. I often overdo it, but trying to hold back.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:14 PM
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Re: Need a help with features. Where to put shadow

oke, thx, I'm doing it now...i'll show the result later..
But my method is to use 2 layers of original image with black mask...1st layer lighted by curve, 2nd darked by curve,
1st is for dodge
2nd is for burn

is it the same?) and if it's not what the difference?)
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:18 PM
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im more in for the subtile version..

lightened:
  • nose with 35 brush @ 10% white
  • cheeks with 50px brush @ 10% white
  • under lip with 32px brush @ 10% white
  • above upper lip with 12px brush@ 15% white

shadowed:
  • eyelids with 35 brush @ 10% black
  • sides of nose with 40px brush @ 6% black
  • between lips with 24px brush @ 10% black
  • under cheeks with 90px brush@ 15% black
  • around the face with 50px brush@ 5% black

unfortunately I closed PS before saving a version..
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:43 AM
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here is my version
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8301/finalolp.jpg
Hope u'll show me defects
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:39 AM
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Re: Need a help with features. Where to put shadow

This is how I usualy do it in five minutes.See the movie.
http://www.shrani.si/?1Y/111/2m8Mc1y/retush1.avi
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