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Old 07-10-2003, 01:44 PM
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Better late than never

I just wanted to drop a note thanking for all the excellent suggestions. I absolutely love the texturizer +grain technique. I think I actually have been combining a few of your suggestions all together. Good stuff.

Thanks So Very Much!

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Old 07-18-2003, 01:29 PM
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Oh Q Studios, I love your tip! I wish I knew more about curves, everytime I try to read the tutorial I get bored and my mind wanders. Can someone help me out with the "extreme S curve" step? Everytime I do it, the picture ends up with a really high contrast and looks yucky! This is because of the soft light layer too. What can I do to reduce the contrast while still using the soft light and curves adjustment layer?

Thanks in advance, hope this wasn't confusing!

Edited to add some things I forgot!
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Old 07-18-2003, 02:47 PM
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first the images should look "yucky" what you are trying to do is make the subtel impertection of the skin show up more, so that is OK.

Second make sure you are doing the Curve on an adjustment layer.

Third you can still use the softlight layer while the Curve Adjustment layer is on because all you are doing it painting with white or black.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-18-2003, 09:03 PM
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Thank you! Your post made me realize that I wasn't changing the curve after I was finished painting in with the brush on the soft light layer. I was leaving the curves adjustment layer with a really high contrast as opposed to changing it.

You are amazing and so is your work!!
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