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Old 09-16-2015, 04:50 PM
klev klev is offline
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Re: Black Skin Correction

You're welcome. Senior member is just by post count. I hope it actually helps though. I know what I would show a client on something like this, but it's not easy to fully communicate that with a few adjustments. Even the forehead thing isn't that difficult if you're careful. Start from the edges when you do the burn/dodge work. Deepen it slowly and make sure to match the color balance to surrounding skin. Make sure the brightest points in the before are still the brightest points in the after version. That way you should retain the same curvature while losing some of that feeling of extreme shininess.

This doesn't have to be super time consuming. I know it doesn't seem like it, but you can do something respectable within an hour per image if you can see it.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:36 PM
risenshine risenshine is offline
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Re: Black Skin Correction

bored, so i gave it a go, just sorting out lips and skin tone, hardly any D&B, no clean up
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:34 PM
makesense makesense is offline
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Re: Black Skin Correction

I went ahead and did some good old fashion cloning to workout the forehead.

Used gradient map to replace the lipstick color. The rest was playing around with color/saturation
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:55 AM
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Re: Black Skin Correction

Besides a color correction some D&B would help.
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