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Old 02-08-2012, 10:02 PM
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Question on the coloring here

I was looking at these image, s and wondering how they achieved the coloring in post. I appreciate your thoughts.

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Old 02-09-2012, 06:38 AM
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Re: Question on the coloring here

Paint dark red (like #66000) and blue (like #000066) with a big soft brush on a new layer set to Linear Dodge (Add) blend mode around the areas you want to colour. Use brush opacity of around 10%.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:11 AM
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Re: Question on the coloring here

Thank you, oneredpanther.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:22 PM
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Re: Question on the coloring here

Wow, thanks, that worked nicely. I'm trying to learn all these color techniques now that my retouching is where i want it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:26 PM
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Re: Question on the coloring here

On another note from that first picture. How do you get that unsaturated look in her slin without making it look to grey or unnatural?
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Re: Question on the coloring here

There could be many ways to do that. I think what you're seeing, if you look at her face, is that she appears to be desaturated because the luminosity (brightness) is very high.

There are a thousand ways you could do this, but for a super-quick approximation you could duplicate the image on top of itself, set the top layer to Screen with an all-black layer mask and then paint back in the bits you want highlighted/whitened more extremely.

Alternatively, create a new Curves adjustment layer and bulge the RGB line upwards to increase the apparent exposure of the image. Again, make an all-black layer mask and then paint back in the bits you want.

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