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Old 06-26-2009, 08:09 PM
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Oh hell I should have known that . I am telling yall if it were not for Palms helping me limp along the way lately this early onset Alzheimer's would turn me into a bumbling idiot.

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:19 PM
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Baldy, the frickin Stop Bath did it!!!!!!! That was worse than anything, it's a wonder were not all dead. Maybe we are but just pickled and well preserved. Sometimes I have dreams of being in the darkroom and those fumes are so vivid in my mind. Wow..
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:42 PM
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Re: Beauty White Skin look

I use a Hue & Sat adjust. layer to start the initial skin bleaching. Lightening the red and yellow hues. Next, on a separate layer with a brush set to lighten and opacity to about 10% and flow 15% I brush over using white. When done, clean up with eraser.
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:47 AM
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Re: Beauty White Skin look

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hey guys i have been doing a little investigation in the whole beauty skin feel.

When im talking beauty just to save confusion im talking total makup / headshots.

Generally this is representated with crazy makeup on awesome whiteish skin.
Well what my searching has found me is that the skin isnt actually like that from the mua, its generally applied later in post.

I did a bit of a search for how to get that milky white skin feel but only came up with subpar results. I see the "convert to black and white, blur it, change blend mode" seems to be the most common but after some links of yours which work. (as i havent had much luck with that)
Welcome to RetouchPRO! Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of new friends.

You might try the Amy Dresser way.. below is a cropped version converted into a GIF from her PSD file located here which shows her workflow.. After clicking the thumbnail below, wait a couple seconds to see the change from normal to "milky white skin".... the makeup I will leave to your imagination
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:46 AM
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Welcome, I think your second shot is very nice. Was it your shot or a stock image?
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:56 AM
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Re: Beauty White Skin look

Is this kind of like what you're looking for Xploit?
20090424_Jess_Eva_0143_normal.jpg

A studio image I shot a short while ago. I just used a Hue/Sat layer and reduced the saturation of the Reds and Yellows channel about -12 and then increased the lightness of the same layers around 25 or more (to suit).

I Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E to bring up a new layer with changes incorporated.

I then used a soft brush set to about 12 % opacity and 20% flow and painted over the darker areas of the image that I wanted lighter. In fact, I used the same brush to paint over ALL the areas (dark and light) that I wanted lighter. You tend to lose some texture in the skin doing that..so you may need to add texture later on.

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:48 PM
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Re: Beauty White Skin look

my version of white skin
http://www.alexretoucher.com/_POR2360_.jpg
interesting how i did this?
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:30 PM
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Re: Beauty White Skin look

hi alex, please share your technique. would you mind sharing the before image as well?

looked at your portfolio. you have some skills
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:04 AM
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Re: Beauty White Skin look

Ok. I used adjustment layers and solid white layer. But the main idea is to make masks from red channel because you must work only with highlighted skin and leave shadows natural. For all steps - after create mask from selection you may be need to complete it with brush (clean hairs, clothes make lighting more even etc.)
1. selection by red channel -> adj.layer curves. lift up middle.
2. selection by red channel -> new layer -> layer mask -> fill layer with white -> set opacity about 30-50% -> correct layer mask by adding contrast - shadows must clean.
3. copy white layer -> set blending mode "color" -> set opacity.
4. copy merged -> paste -> desaturate -> blending mode soft light -> set opacity.

I can't show before because this pic still in work now. If I'll get client's permission, I'll show it in my portfolio later.

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0lBaldy, how did u manage to find Amy Dresser's PSD?! I can't believe im lookin @her PSD file rite now. what a wonderful day.
d00dle, Welcome to RetouchPRO
The search button at the top of each page is very usefull in finding things like the Amy Dresser PSD..
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