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Skin Discoloration and Smooth Tones

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:02 AM
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Skin Discoloration and Smooth Tones

Hey everyone,

I just wanted some help on how to deal with the issue of skin discoloration. It seems that I always end up with very subtle patches of discoloration in my retouches that frequency separation and dodging and burning won't fix. Now i have heard of people using colorized hue and saturation layers to acheive a more consistent skin tone but I don't really understand how that works to be honest (maybe I am choosing the wrong hue or masking it in improperly). I also remembered a while back someone using the color picker to determine multiple spots and then somehow evening them out.

Here are two examples:

A wedding photo that I did recently (Note her forehead):

A fashion photo I did (look for the face):
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:41 AM
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Re: Skin Discoloration and Smooth Tones

Have you tried placing a blank layer between the LF and HF in color mode and paint the wanted tones in? Or d&b with color instead of b/w on the soft light layer?
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