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Old Nov 14, 2005, 9:16 AM   #11
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Ok kenmck15... After examing this and the other pictures you have taken of your girlfriend I think I have spotted something similar in each one. The skin tone of the face always seems patchy. I have darkened up this shot to show you what I mean. You have a very nice subject to work with here so I would try powdering the face a little. If she is wearing makeup pay attention to the base and application and make sure its going on evenly. Its not to a level where its destroying the image but I do think correcting it would move the images a step up.


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Old Nov 15, 2005, 1:07 AM   #12
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thanks for feedback

yea with the make up she wears almost nothing. i try my hardest with my limited skills to create a more smooth and balanced skin tone with little effect.

is it possible to fix skin to the degree to create the illusion of make up on ps.

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Old Nov 15, 2005, 6:44 AM   #13
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io had a quick go after work on this.



is this what you mean wth balancing the skin tone
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Old Nov 15, 2005, 7:44 AM   #14
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Not quite. That ended looking like the whole image has been bleached. Heres one with before and after. I lightened up her left shoulder. You can see it blends with the rest of the image much better now. I also fixed the dark spot on the neck and the chin.


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Old Nov 15, 2005, 2:58 PM   #15
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WOOW!!

that is really nice

how did u manage to do that???

would you mind sharing the technique u used to get such a finish



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Old Nov 15, 2005, 4:13 PM   #16
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Well first always work in layers. I create a layer and use the clone tool at around 40% with a soft brush to fix any major blemishes. When I'm satisfied with that I create another layer and use the smudge tool at around 4% also with a soft brush. Try not to get to small on the brush size. For example for the cheek area I used a brush a little less than 1/3 that area. After that I use the burn and dodge tools to work on any shadows and highlights.

Although its nice to work in steps so you can undo, I prefer doing the smudge in one layer and try to do it all in as few moves as possible. After the smudging if it seems overboard you can just cut back on the transparecy of that level to bring back some of the detail.
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Well first always work in layers.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 12:54 AM   #18
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widow maker that is really awesome stuff, thank you

i am still learning on how to use all these tools and i dont even no what half of them do. thanks again and the photo looks so much better.



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ps. now i wil try **fingers crossed
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