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Old 04-14-2011, 10:25 AM
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Re: Help with even skin tones

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Spend a bit more time with the gradient map, every image will require different amounts of hue/sat and brightness for each stop you use. When you really get the gradient map dialed in it can be used at 60%-80% opacity and look really good.
I disagree with that %

Monotone Skintones are never a good idea.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:32 AM
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Re: Help with even skin tones

This can help... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19RRv...ayer_embedded#!

Second method is recommended, you can save it in Photoshop..

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:42 AM
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I disagree with that %

Monotone Skintones are never a good idea.
+1

Best video I have seen that should help a ton is derw supporting layers video he even adds and action that makes the layers it's a great watch even uses GMaps but no higher than 30% fo sure and thats max lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBK83DZpdEQ
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:10 PM
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Re: Help with even skin tones

Gradient maps are far from monotone, okay 80% is a bit to strong for skin but if you have the colour stops adjusted with the right hue/sat levels 60% can work really well. There are many other methods to fix skin tones, alot depends on the image and the problems within the image.

Here's a recent thread dealing with skintones, have a read -

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...tml#post286623
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:37 AM
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Re: Help with even skin tones

Thanks for all the help everyone. I'll have to play around with the gradient map some more and do the different levels and see what that does for me. Here's what I ended up with after 4 hours of work:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shizam1...n/photostream/
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:29 AM
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Thanks for all the help everyone. I'll have to play around with the gradient map some more and do the different levels and see what that does for me. Here's what I ended up with after 4 hours of work:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shizam1...n/photostream/
any chance you could show the before?
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:34 AM
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any chance you could show the before?
Yes, I can upload to a protected folder and put the link here tonight. I don't think the model would appreciate me putting the unretouched out there for everyone to see.

Or I can try to upload to this site, which I think I tried before with no success.

Is the same resolution fine, if not, I can go up to 21 MP.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:36 AM
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Yes, I can upload to a protected folder and put the link here tonight. I don't think the model would appreciate me putting the unretouched out there for everyone to see.

Or I can try to upload to this site, which I think I tried before with no success.

Is the same resolution fine, if not, I can go up to 21 MP.
Completely understandable even just a close full res crop of the trouble skin area only would be good.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:40 PM
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Re: Help with even skin tones

Ok, here is the before and after. Each file is a crop of the face, and around 4 MB each. Or you can use the flickr option to see the smaller versions. The orange color I'm referring to is in a couple of spots, around the cheek line, running down to near the mouth. I think it was a makeup application issue. Let me know what you think

http://flickr.com/gp/shizam1/BU358K/

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