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Old 12-10-2009, 06:31 PM
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Ok, I've used D&B, and what now?

So, I'm kind of stuck. I've done what I know how to so far, which is D&B and some color correction. But what now? I got a tutorial which says how to even out the skin tone but I don't entirely get it. How do you even out the tones? And what else should I do with the picture?
I'm just learnig so, please, please, help me.

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http://a5.vox.com/6a01240b832724860e01240b8351bd860e-pi
http://a3.vox.com/6a01240b832724860e0123ddc80143860b-pi
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:35 PM
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Re: Ok, I've used D&B, and what now?

Well, one thing I see is that with your DB, you've removed a lot of the shadow that gives her face definition. I would now go back in and add some shadows and highlights to further sculpt her features (using basically the same method as DB, only on a larger scale.) Nothing too drastic, just a little here and there, especially on the nose and forehead.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:05 PM
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Re: Ok, I've used D&B, and what now?

Grrhhh, that's really frustrating :-) Here's too much definition, here's too little.
But I've made some attempt at restoring the face definition. Is it beter now?
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:12 PM
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Re: Ok, I've used D&B, and what now?

The nose looks better, but you've made her forehead appear as though it flattens out. Look a the original shadow closely and try to imitate it.

You're getting there!
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:26 PM
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Re: Ok, I've used D&B, and what now?

Thanks for your being so helpful. I will do another correction tomorrow, or actually today but later on, coz it's 2 a.m already where I live. However, I want to ask for one more thing: in the top left corner I had to remove the black hairs, I did that dodging (??) the black parts out, but I guess I messed it up. How I shoul've done that?
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:33 AM
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Re: Ok, I've used D&B, and what now?

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Thanks for your being so helpful. I will do another correction tomorrow, or actually today but later on, coz it's 2 a.m already where I live. However, I want to ask for one more thing: in the top left corner I had to remove the black hairs, I did that dodging (??) the black parts out, but I guess I messed it up. How I shoul've done that?
I would have used the clone stamp tool with a soft brush set slightly bigger than the width of the hair and sample close by.
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