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Old 06-02-2011, 01:37 PM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

Thank you Florin for info. I know freelancer is full of cheap retouching force. What can you do If same job can be done in India for 30 dollars and here in UK cost 100-150 GBP.
30 dollars a day or for two big money. And I believe there good retouchers who can match that quality for 30 bucks
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:39 PM
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Crapaud i'd love to learn LAB. After some research I found Dan Margulis .I think I will go for his book. I saw some videos what people do on LAB and I am very curious to dig it up. I still find that sample to obvious if you know what I mean but nevertheless I will try to do it tonight and post. Thank you.

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Old 06-02-2011, 01:43 PM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

Flashtones, thank you. Do you see it looks like thrown a bucket of paint on it
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:51 PM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

I'm still getting my head around Lab myself, Nebulaoperator. I've only got Dan Margulis's Professional PS 7. It's aimed mainly at colour correction for print, but the techniques can be applied to just about anything. I keep meaning to get his Lab book as Prof PS 7, though expensive, was definitely worth the money.
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What book would recommend me for a start? Thanks
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:33 PM
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Professional Photoshop: The Classic Guide to Color Correction appears to be the updated version of Prof PS 7. It only touches on Lab.

But why not just jump in the deep end and go for "Photoshop LAB Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace". As I said, I haven't read it yet myself, but if Prof PS 7 is any measure it'll be full of theory and well thought out examples. Don't expect an easy read.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:46 PM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

Just browsing through internet and looking for the second book you've suggested. I suspect we are going slightly out of topic but still relevant. Tell me if LAB will benefit me in retouching beauty? Do you use it often or as replacement? What is your biggest revelation since you picked up that book? Curiosity taking over.
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Flashtones, thank you. Do you see it looks like thrown a bucket of paint on it

You have to see it properly masked to judge, but the curve offers much flexibility for detail. I could make it look just like Crapaud's, but personally I'm not sure that's the right look either.

To each their own, there are many ways. Use what's most intuitive for you.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:42 PM
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I don't mind you having bits left unmasked as it not necessary. What I miss in your sample is blending. It does not look natural. I would really like to see one natural made on LAB. Thanks
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:27 PM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

If what you mean by "blending" is that the skin color itself does not show thru in my approach then that is a fair criticism of that technique. And you are probably right that that should be expected with fabric so sheer. Good call.

However, looking at your rendition, my criticism is that your color depth is insufficient. Specifically the highlights are lacking in color giving a two-tone look. But without a decent control sample it's hard to know for sure.
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