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Old 04-15-2011, 03:18 AM
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Re: Starting out - need a little help / mentoring

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Old 04-15-2011, 06:30 AM
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just a question on D & B since im also a starter on it. when i lighten shadows it just appears grayish. how can i get back the skin tone for it? thanks
Here are two of the popular methods:
1. Add a Hue/Sat Adj layer on top. Hold down the Alt key and drag the mask from the Dodge or Burn layer on top of the Hue/Sat mask so as to replace it. Then adjust the saturation until it is restored in those areas that you have D or B. This is assuming you have used two separate curves - one each for D and B.
2. The 2nd method is to add a blank layer on top of the image and change its blend mode to color. Then using a paint brush sample adjacent color and paint over the dodged area. This method may be more appropriate if you have used a 50% Gray layer on which you did both D&B.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:39 AM
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Here are two of the popular methods:
1. Add a Hue/Sat Adj layer on top. Hold down the Alt key and drag the mask from the Dodge or Burn layer on top of the Hue/Sat mask so as to replace it. Then adjust the saturation until it is restored in those areas that you have D or B. This is assuming you have used two separate curves - one each for D and B.
2. The 2nd method is to add a blank layer on top of the image and change its blend mode to color. Then using a paint brush sample adjacent color and paint over the dodged area. This method may be more appropriate if you have used a 50% Gray layer on which you did both D&B.
Regards, Murray

What he said and if you want to read more about it. I jut put this up http://nataliataffarel.tumblr.com/post/4551849530/dnb

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Old 04-15-2011, 07:48 AM
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Re: Starting out - need a little help / mentoring

You can also do a clipping mask to attach the hue/saturation results to affect what the D&B curves layer is doing. You just put the Hue/Saturation layer above the curves layer ( one for dark, one for light ), and hold down <alt> and click between the two layers. Now those two layers are attached. This way you can continually add/remove from the curves D&B and not have to keep adjusting the mask to keep them in sync.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:01 PM
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Re: Starting out - need a little help / mentoring

thanks a lot guys! that cleared it up. im presently using the 50% GREY D&B but it seems that i need to learn how to do the curves method.

the comments are very much appreciated!
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