baaaad undereye issues

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  1. julie32

    julie32 TPF Noob!

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    hey there,

    i've tried a ton of different techniques in CS2 to fix these terrible dark circles. Can anyone offer some techniques? I apparently am no good with the healing brush or the clone tool when the coloring is this bad under her eyes....

    Thank you.
     

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    In CS3, create a new layer, with the color pallete, sample a part of her skin that looks good, and paint that color under her eyes. Set the layer to screen and change the opacity, repeat until desired:

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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nicely done, Sw1tchFX! You know how to fix a photo with a switch, eh? Looks still quite natural, and yet, much of the dark patches under the eyes are gone. Not all vanished, but ... better!
     
  4. julie32

    julie32 TPF Noob!

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    wow, excellent. Can you come over and fix all 47 photos that I have? ;)

    Thanks a lot Switch.
     
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    There are several different ways this can be done. Here I created a new layer and then used the dodge tool to lighten up those areas, and then adjusted the opacity of the new layer. For the deep dark ridges I created another layer and used the clone tool again adjusting the opacity of the brush and layer. Brightened her eyes a little bit and did a little skin smoothing. By the way, I really like the diagonal lines in the background, nice photo.

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    |)\/8 TPF Noob!

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    It is important when using the clone tool to pay attention to the hardness of the brush and the opacity, and always work in a new layer so you can adjust.

    One more since it has not been done yet. I used the same techniques as mentioned above.

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  7. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like to use the clone tool set to color mode to get rid of any discolouration, then attack the shape/texture problems.

    Also, remember that another way of using the healing brush is the 'patch tool'. That sometimes works better.

    As mentioned, always do this on a new/separate layer.
     
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    Thanks so much for the advise guys. DV8, WOW!
     

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