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Work of a PRO. How do you achieve these skin tones

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Old 07-26-2013, 10:56 AM
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Re: Work of a PRO. How do you achieve these skin t

This type of lifestyle shooting (snap effect) is very popular among stock photographers, like Yuri Arcurs. Buyers are now looking for natural looking models, spontaneous situations. I guess this photographer is one of these lifestyle stock shooters. It looks like she nailed it. Very often there is not much pp, mostly few simple actions. These are mass productions, no time for precise pp or any detailed retouching, masking etc.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:26 PM
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Re: Work of a PRO. How do you achieve these skin t

In "my opinion" it does not seem to be work of a pro or commercial grade either. There are many ways to achieve these results, but looks to me as though they were arrived at through a combo of different techniques. The techniques used to get these effects though would greatly depend on the original images. Some images would be as simple as changing saturation with masks while others would require further procedures.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:08 PM
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Re: Work of a PRO. How do you achieve these skin t

This quickly turned into a touchy thread. But back to the original question, I just matched with a skin mask, and applied curves (contrast), warming filter set to saturate (golden tone), and selective color for neutrals (to fine tune the tan color). Took me longer to type this reply, than it did to do it. The "professional" part is irrelevant.

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Old 07-26-2013, 06:01 PM
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Re: Work of a PRO. How do you achieve these skin t

Instagram can do this easily.
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