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Old 07-22-2009, 06:37 PM
Photog J Photog J is offline
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Skin retouch question

Hello everyone,

I have been retouching my own work self taught for about 1.5 yrs now, but I have a little bit of a problem. I keep seeing photographers portraits and fashion work and I cannot help but to fall in love with post processing that gives deep rich skin tones with lots of substance to them.

I have tried burning the skin, and I have tried using a sample color from the skin as an overlay, but no matter what I do I cannot achieve this style. The photos are examples of the look I would like to achieve.

Thanks in advance,

- J
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:53 PM
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Re: Skin retouch question

u re not going to be happy
I've seen the raw of your first sample
Nothing to do with post - he is plain GOOD

It's all about lighting

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Old 07-23-2009, 07:45 PM
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Re: Skin retouch question

Originally Posted by Photog J View Post
Hello everyone,

- J
Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions, offer help, have fun!

A link to the Photographer/Retouchers or whomsoevers page where these samples were found might be more appropriate as per the FAQs:
What about Copyrights and Likeness Rights?
This isn't a legal guide, just a brief summary about posting here. We aim to follow United States copyright and likeness rights laws, and it's your responsibility to make sure your uploaded images are within those laws. If in doubt, check
Copyrighted images cannot be posted without explicit permission from the copyright owner. "Someone put it up on the web" does NOT count as explicit permission.

Public domain images can be posted (this usually means at least 70 years old, or formally released into the public domain by the copyright owner) assuming you have permission of anyone recognizable in the image (or their estate if they have been dead less than 50 years).

Images you own can be posted by you if you have permission of anyone recognizable in the image. Posting your image here does not mean you surrender copyright, but it does mean you give permission for other users to retouch the image and upload here, unless you explicitly state otherwise at the time of uploading.

Images you don't own can be posted if permission is explicitly given by both the owner of the image and any recognizable person in the image.

Celebrity images or random images from Google or anywhere else on the internet cannot be posted unless explicit permission from both the photographer and the subject has been obtained.

Changing a copyrighted image in any way does not remove it from copyright.

Pieces of copyrighted images, no matter how small, retain their copyright and all the same rules apply.

"Fair use" and parody protection are problematic to define, but to be safe lets assume neither apply here.

You are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for images you upload, and you are liable should anyone choose to enforce their copyright or likeness rights.

This would probably be applicable to your other post (Black and whites: how do you achieve this look.) also..
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