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Old 02-15-2008   #1
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Default What Is The Proper Way To Get Overexposed Skin?

My competition has these really great images of high school girls with "white" skin, but since I can't call him and ask him how he does it, I've decided to ask my fellow Camels how is it done correctly in Photoshop? I messed around in Photoshop with the image below, and while I'm pleased with it, I'm not sure I did it "right" (or even if there is a right or wrong way to do this.) I've posted both the color and the b & w images.

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without an example to deconstruct, im just taking a stab in the dark. the first thing that comes to my mind is using selective color (image -->adj--> selective color). (no masking needed here as the whites are pretty isolated to her eyes and skin).open the whites from the drop down list and pull the reds down a bit, you will probally have to move the yellow too so it dosent go jaundiced , but move the colors around on the white setting until you find something you like.maybe kick in some contrast to bring the life back in.
this was the first thing that came to mind and im sure there are other ways too.
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Not sure if this is what you mean but hey we'll try it.
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Sorry guys, neither way worked. Anyone else?

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Ok did again a shameless google search and found this video.
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If I couldn't get it overexposed in the raw converter, I'd use the TLR Pro Masking tool kit set to skin and and enhanced masks option set to off. Then I'd copy the layer, use that mask, and start whacking away at it with a curve. Oh, what you got looks like it to me.
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I’m not really sure what you are looking for but I gave it a shot with a “typical” senior picture. The left is the original.

To get the middle picture, I duplicated the background layer, set blending mode to SCREEN and used a layer mask built using Select=>ColorRange. If the effect is too harsh, use a G-Blur on the mask or lower the opacity.

For the right picture, I added a Curve Adjustment Layer on top with blending mode also set to screen and using the previous layer as a clipping mask. Paint with black on the Curve Adjustment Layer mask to darken eyes, mouth etc…

If you really want it whiter (seperate picture), add a new layer filled with white and blending mode of Color and using the previous layer as a clipping mask

It really quick (takes a couple of minutes) and you could write a n action to do it in seconds. I don’t know how repeatable the effect is from picture to picture
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That treatment makes a pretty girl look like she has an iron deficiency.
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Benji,

you could try applying the red channel to new layer and then set the blend mode for the layer to either Screen or Luminosity.

Setting it to screen will give you the most significant change and then you can reduce the effect with the opacity or fill percentage.

You can also then add and mask and add back in areas that you want to leave the original color, or use the Blend-if sliders to do the work for you so that only the skin is affected.

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That treatment makes a pretty girl look like she has an iron deficiency.

I agree - I have seen something like this applied in very special cases but never for senior photo.


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