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Old 11-29-2009, 10:15 PM
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Low Tone Photos - Advice

Hi all,

I posted this same question on Model Mayhem, but thought I would try my luck here as well. Might as well come to the home of retouching

Im looking for some quick pointers on how to achieve a low tone image in CS4.

Here is a pic from Americas Next Top Model that shows that I mean:

http://cwtv.com/images/c/0016/cw-ant...43-500x354.jpg

As you can see, the skin tones are almost grey. The image also has a certain flatness about it.

I'm not that great at using Curves in PS, so some pointers would be appreciated.

Cheers & Thanks in Advance
John

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Old 11-30-2009, 01:20 AM
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Re: Low Tone Photos - Advice

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Old 11-30-2009, 03:54 AM
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:19 AM
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Re: Low Tone Photos - Advice

Often over looked is the duo tone process. It can render some very similar results.
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Re: Low Tone Photos - Advice

You can add a Selective Color adjustment layer - choose the Reds from the drop-down list and move the Cyan to the right (adding cyan to the skintones) and move the Yellow to the left - reducing yellow from the skintones). You can use a color sampler to check for the changes - place a sampler on the cheek and see what the before / after readings are. This image was reading (varies depending on where sampler is placed) cyan-25, magenta-34, yellow-39, black-0.
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Duplicate the layer and convert that layer to black and white. Reduce opacity on the black and white layer to taste.
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