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Offline Lynnya

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Young Couple
« on: March 27, 2019, 03:52:07 PM »
Hi gang.. working on this one and could do with some input so far.. I can see what looks like damage by her right eye (on screen)

   
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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 04:59:16 PM »
If you look at the blue channel, I think you'll be able to see the chins - his is longer than you have it and her's a little more pointed. Also the shirt collar shape for him is visible. Outlines will help I think

They look a little too dark and desaturated - a little too "Walking Dead" in the color department??
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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 07:21:33 PM »
Hi Lynn. Thanks for posting this one. Was hoping to see how it would be cleaned up. Did a quick Curves Layer using K Eismann's tip to select the good area. See what you think on your screen. Good luck!



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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 08:22:54 PM »
I had to run out earlier. See if these doodles help explain what I think I see in this image


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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 07:56:58 AM »
Thanks Lyn and Jo Ann.. yeah color definitely is off - will continue on - appreciate all help.  :loveit:
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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2019, 01:09:24 PM »
Struggling on...
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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 02:58:49 PM »
That's looking great! Struggle has produced huge improvements :)

Color is good. The only suggestion I'd make is that the man's 5 o'clock shadow is a little pointy at his chin - perhaps make it more of a curve that follows his chin?
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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 03:07:10 PM »
Yes I see that now ... Thanks so much for all your help Jo Ann.. I'll fix and send him home..
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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2019, 05:39:46 PM »
Really nice Lynn! Little thing ... might just be me, her hand color seems a bit off. Real quick - copied her hand to another layer and used the Desat Sponge at 50% to reduce some of the color and then changed Layer Mode to Soft Light. Duped that layer and reduced the layer opacity to 50%. Am sure there's a better way but see what you think.



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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2019, 06:59:13 PM »
The hand doesn't match the face exactly, but take a look at this method's results to see if the skin matches better




I put several layers in a group and put a mask on the group (folder) for just the hand, skipping the ring.

Inside the folder were three layers. At the bottom, a curves adjustment layer with the center pulled down to darken the midtones. Next  a black and white layer at about 40% opacity to partially desaturate. On top a pixel layer where I had cloned skin from the woman's cheeks and forehead, set to Soft Light blend mode. That picks up the color and texture of her skin a little better (obviously avoid any areas with edges, but it doesn't have to be too detailed)

Any more techniques to consider (as long as Lynn's sanity is holding up)?
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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 07:07:39 AM »
Thanks Lyn and Jo Ann... should be a fairly easy fix so sanity still in tact.. :D I've sent it in but will resend.. often do that with Bambi..
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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2019, 07:48:35 AM »
How's this... what else needs attention...

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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2019, 11:06:39 AM »
I think it's better, although very slightly different tone from her face. I'd see if Bambi thinks it's close enough
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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2019, 08:00:58 PM »
 :up:

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Re: Young Couple
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 11:56:36 AM »
The work you've done on this is pretty amazing, I only have one pick on it.  It's the brides hand position.  After going back and forth and forth and back, this is how I see it. I also overlaid the original to bring back out the highlights of the hair.  There's my  2 cents worth.    :hug:


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