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On-camera flash retouch - help please

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:35 AM
shikuro shikuro is offline
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On-camera flash retouch - help please

Hi,

Thanks for looking at my post and I hope one of you pros could help me out.

I've been trying to achieve this look with on camera flash, but i can't seem to get it right, especially the skin tone and the overall vibrant desaturated color.

1) I tried using a gradient mask for skin toning but i can seem to get it right. Is there a good tutorial for this? or does anyone know how to achieve this?

2) The skin looks 3D even though there's hard flash that covers the frame almost evenly.

3) Are the components of the image (i.e. clothes, face, limbs) individually masked and retouched independently?

4) A gaussian blur is applied to give it a slight lo-fi look?

Thanks in advance!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...at105947PM.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...at105837PM.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...at105722PM.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...at113050AM.png
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:23 PM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

Post a sample of your shots if you can. That would be helpful
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:48 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

I am interested in this also. PLEASE pro's, give us a hint.

Highlights have been pained with white and curve has been used to reduce blues, but I am more interested in the way they processed the RAW/Scan in order to get that even lighting(completely flat skin apart from the areas that contain highlights, but at he same time it retains so much texture).

Great selection!
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:16 PM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

hi Skoobey,

These images were taken with a digital camera with on camera flash and a mid zoom lens.

The skin is awesome, I think it might be a gradient map with really good painting.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:23 PM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

I don't think these were taken with an on-camera flash.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:59 PM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

yup they are absolutely taken with on camera flash
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:25 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

So the photos on your 4 links are absolutely taken with an on camera flash? Or are you trying to achieve the same look using on camera flash? Just judging by the shadows on a couple of them, I can tell its not an on camera flash.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:14 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

I'm interested in the PP of these shots, it's obvious there was a beauty dish with a grid involved in the process.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:06 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

Exactly Skoobey, that's what I'm thinking. There's no way that was a popup on camera flash. I'm guess beauty dish or octabox. Shikuro obviously didn't know what he was talking about.

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Old 02-16-2012, 04:35 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

This photographer uses a speedlight mounted on his camera....that's on camera flash to me I did not mean pop up...

no gride nor beauty dish

so anyone knows how to get this treatment on PS?
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