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Old 06-03-2011, 06:25 PM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

As far as Lab colour goes the book by Dan Margulis is probably the best and most comperhensive I have seen.

As I see it you need to see at least a hint of flesh under the colour and then there is the choice of how dark to make the lightest parts.

There are several ways to tackle this but as you were interested in Lab then this is my take:

Convert to Lab

Curves Layer alter lightness a and b channels to match desired colour.

Blending options alter the a and b underlying layer to bring back as much flesh tone as possible

Mask areas not covered by blend as required.

Three samples here set to Normal, Multiply and Hard Light - It may also be worthwhile trying a blend of two of these
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:37 PM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

Thank you Tony,

I am wondering if possible to get that shine like on one of your samples hard light blend colour of the other two. I am just looking at mine one and they look too shiny. Meanwhile yours let the flesh coming out. I really like it.
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:11 AM
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I am wondering if possible to get that shine like on one of your samples hard light blend colour of the other two.....
If I understand correctly you want to add a little shine back on the Normal and Multiply samples?

Few ways I can think of - although not tried them!

1. Selective D&B
2. History brush set to Screen or Colour Dodge to lighten and Multiply, Colour Burn to darken
3. Curves layer to steepen the curve in the purple tones to bring out contrast. Hide all mask and then selective reveal by painting.
4. 2 Layers first one use multiply second one use the hard light image. Try varying the opacity of the top hard light image and blend modes to taste. It may be worth trying contrast increase on just the hard light image as well. You will probably also need to apply masking with this method.
5. Any combination of the above

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Old 06-06-2011, 10:36 PM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

This uses a gradient map and some masking for the transparent skin tones underneath. http://edgework.tripod.com/panties.png
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:56 AM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

Here is my attempt. I'm fairly happy with the color, but wish I could get the skin showing thru a little better.

Copied bg, desaturated, masked to painties.
Clipped a curves layer to copy.
New layer filled with the color and copied 2 more times.
Changed bottom blend mode to Multiply, 64% opacity. Changed middle to Overlay, 46% opacity, and top to Color, 31% opacity.
Another curves adjustment on top.
Set the Group to Multiply.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:11 PM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

Has anyone besides me noticed the panties underneath the panties? They seem to show more on the purple versions than on the white.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:23 AM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

Sorry didn't have enough time to participate on my own thread. Thank you all of you for valuable tips. What I've learned here there are more then one way to do it. Also I have plans to get my hands on LAB colour space.
Lurch Yes they are there. I am not an expert regarding ,,panties under panties,, but I will ask my wife and post it back to you the reason they are there. of course I am joking.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:15 AM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

I remember that we used the word "cache-sexe" in French for these small pieces of cloth only hiding the front part. Worn to the purpose of hiding genitals (for females) on lingerie, glamour shots, in the days when the grooming wasn't as extreme as now. They were exclusively made on skin colour tones with very thin material. Models were advised not to wear proper underwear at least 1 hour before the shooting (due to marks on the skin), so some used to wear that instead (it's very loose and doesn't hold very well )... I'm talking about the late 80's - early 90's... I have no ideas about now... with all these Photoshoppers around, everything is possible! Evil people....


PS Don't even try to google "cache sexe": NSFW at all!
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:39 AM
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I remember that we used the word "cache-sexe" in French for these small pieces of cloth only hiding the front part. ...
According to my native french speaking teacher it's their word for 'thong'.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:46 AM
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Re: Advice on changing lingerie colour

Actually, the word in French for "thong" is "String" (don't ask..) the word "cache-sexe" refered exclusively for the models' item (but it was maybe just in my area/studio, I'm not a specialist in linguistics ) The word is also used in French in another context which the translation is lointcloth (for example the Tarzan's suit).
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