Three women - help required. Urgent.

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I know there is a Photoshop Challenge section in the Photo Themes, but I'm afraid people might look into that too late for me.

    The kind of help I would wish to get is the following:

    I want the very pale skin of the person on the left to be less "sickly", but I want to maintain the brightness and colour of the eyes of the tanned person on the right. Adjusting the curves makes the tanned person VERY dark and her eyes lose a lot, while the pale person gets ok.

    I have learned a bit of PS work by now, but all the work with layers still eludes me completely and totally and I really don't know what to do. I would imagine it is through layers that my desired effect can be achieved?

    Whoever is willing to help me, would you mind giving me a step-to-step description for total dummies, please (and keep in mind I don't own the latest PS version but PS 6.0 --- quite, quite old).

    Before I forget, here is the picture in question:

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    This is totally unaltered, straight from the camera, and the flash in the woman-on-the-left's glasses isn't too nice, either... This one's only downsized to 1200x800 pixels ... if you need the original size, I can mail it to you.
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Have any possible helpers come online by now?
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm sorry I can't help with the PS work, LaFoto, but at the very least I will bump this thread for you. :)

    FWIW, both the skin tones and exposure look fine to me. I don't view the woman's skin tone on the left as sickly. But hopefully someone who is a PS wizard can jump in and make some adjustments for you that you like.
     
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    I will give it a quick try and see what I can do.
     
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    Ok, I gave it a go.

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    I am not sure if this is on par of what you were looking for, but if it is it or close then here is what i did.

    First I copied the image and pasted it right over lop, thus creating a new layer. Next I look my polygon laso tool and traced the face of the women on the left. Then I went to Image>Adjustments>Replace color. Then using the color selector I selected somewhere on the forehead. I the adjusted my fuzziness down a bit. I brought the saturation up slightly and that was that for the replace color tool. Then I used the burn tool with a very large brush (large enough to cover the entire face at once) and clicked once with an exposer of 17. That was that. Like i said, I am nor sure if it is quite what you are looking for, but it is just a rendition.

    If my explanation is at all unclear, let me know.
    Good Luck.
     
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    My effort

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    Wally TPF Noob!

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    Here is my version

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    I used the magic wand tool to select the face. I am pretty sure magic wand was around even before PS 6. Then with the face selected I did a simple levels adjustment. If I had the high res version I would have gone back afterwards and cleaned up the whites of her eyes, and her hair line using a layer mask, or the eraser tool.
     
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    Wally TPF Noob!

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    LaFoto,

    The more I looked at it, the more I felt it needed a little more. So I added a handsom American Man to the picture (me) I think it really makes it :)

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    Seriously If you liked what I did in the real version, and are unable to fix it in PS6 I would be more than happy to do it for you. Just email me the Hi Res version grasspike@gmail.com
     
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    Wally you are responsible for me spluttering half a can of Stella over my keyboard. OMG that made me laugh.

    I don't think it's gonna be quite what Corinna was looking for though!

    Rob
     
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    My try:

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    Theres my attempt. As a n00b, I'd appreciate any comments and advice! :D
     
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  12. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey, thank you all, this is sooo cool.

    Of course the Wally-version-WITH-Wally is best :biglaugh:

    Thank you all for trying to help me, this is much, much, much appreciated.
    Of all the versions offered, I think I like Bantor's best: The farthest left woman gets a soft tan, while the farthest right one stays untouched and just like she is. Bantor, if you could give the middle woman the same soft tan, maybe?

    What I don't understand in your explanation, Bantor, is what "to paste right over lop" means.

    Rob, your version makes the middle woman look really good. I like that. Your version is "colder" than the original, though, while I would like to keep the warm tones. But the eyes of the woman to the right come out very nicely in your version!

    Wally, I'm sorry to say so, but you make poor Tatjana look like she's spending most of her time on a sunbed, and I am sure she does not and WOULD not ;). But all three of them would, OF COURSE, love to see their photo in the programme brochure for the ballet performance WITH a nice young American in the picture! That one will be top choice :D.

    Robert, you made the left and middle woman stand out much and paled the righthand one, the tanned one, so much that she seems to vanish ... that was not quite what I was looking for. But you might still want to tell me WHAT you did to achieve this effect? How you managed to change two out of three and give them so many more colours, while the third was made pale?

    Nitefly, in your version I see some artefacts in Tatjana's face now - I don't know what you did, but it seems like you are on the way to get to Bantor's version, but something makes Tatjana's face now look like pieces of cotton wool got stuck in her face in places.

    Since I am TOTALLY unable to do this, I much appreciate your time given to this and your attempts ... I would not know where to BEGIN!!! Thank you all!
     

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