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Old 01-12-2010, 04:45 PM
ChocolateHouse ChocolateHouse is offline
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Re: demistification of Victoria Secret

I think this post is going nowhere :P

ahh guys, I know, that they got loads of equipment and stuff, but I know that already Can we focus on retouching?

I think I could copy the light setup more or less, but still no idea about retouching the photo afterwards.

If anyone got an idea how to achieve at least similar skin tone, I am gonna be really happy At least 50% of new(ish) VS photos got that skin effect, even when the light is different than the one we can see on attached photo. It is 100% Photoshop.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:01 PM
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Re: demistification of Victoria Secret

There are many different methods for color correction. I like to work with curves and move the RGB channel curves independently. Depending on whether I want to lighten or darken a spot I would pull down the disturbing color or boost the contrary color. Selective color adjustments are a great help for removing unwanted skin tones as well. A nice technique is to change the hue on yellows until the skin looks evenly red. Next adjust the hue of the reds until you get a good looking tone. If you need some numeric control you might measure the color in CMYK. Here's a nice tutorial on that: http://www.smugmug.com/help/skin-tone

To add a little sun tan you can also create a solid color layer and choose color as a blending mode. Then adjust the tone to your liking, mask out the channel and paint it back in at the opacities locally required. But don't make it all one tone, at least if you don't want plastic skin. ;-)

Maybe you can post one of your retouches as far as you can take it? Then we could move on from that point!
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:07 PM
einfallspinsel einfallspinsel is offline
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Re: demistification of Victoria Secret

Ahhh - and this book gets recommendations everywhere:
http://www.amazon.com/Professional-P...dp/032144017X/

Must admit I have yet to read it though...
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:27 PM
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Re: demistification of Victoria Secret

Well perhaps we could tell you EXACTLY how it's done, but what's the fun in that!? haha!!

While I won't yet speak to how the retouching aspect of this look is done exactly,(the photography also has something to do with it.) I can tell you for the most part that secret filters, and specialized tools (other than photoshop) are a pipe dream. (quickly becoming a reality with every passing version of CS though.) More often than not, it's a good working knowledge of Photoshop, a lot of practice and improving on your techniques, and a good eye.

What you see here are the same tools, and variations of techniques you've already read about. Grab a few hires photos of skin, and start playing with the various tools until you get what YOU like. There's a million ways under the sun to get virtually the same thing.

Happy retouching!
MrRyan
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:15 PM
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Re: demistification of Victoria Secret

I can't say how this specific photo was retouched but you CAN do similar effect with painting (may be not on a 50% grey layer .. curves will do better job) and then add the contrast with curves which will effect the color. All you need is a really good original, wacom and some painting skills for smooth result.
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:54 PM
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Re: demistification of Victoria Secret

painting with light is more than just a camera technique:

http://www.creativepro.com/article/p...ing-with-light
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:55 PM
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Re: demistification of Victoria Secret

and another:

http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/ph...8digpaint.html
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:25 PM
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Re: demistification of Victoria Secret

LOL, Me thinks Y'All should pay more attention to MrRyan
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