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Old 10-04-2012, 05:16 AM
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Question Dodge and Burn Virgin - Help

So I've gotten this far with using D+B curve layers (obviously not finished)
Enjoying the process and feel I'm getting somewhere.
But its the points that I've circled that I'm having difficulty with.. Normally I would just clone/heal them, what would you say?
(is it cheating lol)

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Old 10-04-2012, 05:38 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Virgin - Help

1. Some things are features not bugs. Like peach fuzz. Let it be, it's real.
2. Shine is not your enemy. Specular reflections, once totally removed, deaden an image.
3. Healing is still an integral part of a professional retouch. D&B isn't meant as an "either/or" ultimatum to eliminate cloning completely. Anyone who says otherwise isn't living in the real world.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:13 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Virgin - Help

Thanks oneredpanther
So regarding the peach fuzz on this image should I just leave it as it is now? Overall how do you think the image is progressing in your opinion?
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:01 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Virgin - Help

@jimheru: I am just curious. How long did it take you to go from the before to the current after, specifically, how long it took you to dot the D&B work. Most of the time I shy away from it due to the enormous amount of time required.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:04 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Virgin - Help

jimheru I am not a retoucher, not by a longshot. I don't us D&B but I took a run at it with my usual method. One layer of surface blur set to lighten and one to darken. The one to darken only at about 40% opacity. Both layers use the same mask where eyes lips etc are masked out. Probably not as good as D&B but real quick and easy.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:03 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Virgin - Help

it isn't cheating at all..
its part of the process
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:01 PM
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Re: Dodge and Burn Virgin - Help

I agree with all the feedback others have placed, doing that D&B technique doesn't mean you have to do it exclusively. I'd recommend stamp tool on a gentle opacity&flow if you absolutely feel like you must get rid of some fuzzies.

And yes, the face does look a little flat now all the highlights are gone.

Good luck!
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