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Old 07-24-2008   #1
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I have a wedding coming up and the bride has a very noticable double chin. She is not heavy at all but the double chin is very prominent. How do I get rid of that in ps.
If someone could tell me the steps I would be very appreciative.
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Oh yes and the sticking her head forward like a turtle makes her look funny

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Minimize the amount of retouching you need to do by de-emphasizing the condition at the exposure. Don't shoot this lady with a low camera angle, matter of fact elevate so that you are shooting somewhat downhill. Be very mindful of light and shadow. Where possible (in a wedding this may pose a large challange) put that area i shadow. Remember shadow receeds and light proceeds. Where you cannot do isolation obsuring works, be artistic in posing her with groups, use distance to your advantage, e.g. don't park the camrea in her face. If she has excessive flesh beneath the chin and jawline, don't have her head turned too far. The turning will cause hills and valleys which will only create places for more shadow.

You can outline the area with the lasso tool, open the filter menu, select liquify, and gently nudge and move a bit. Use great caution with this, a little goes a long way. Hopefully you will merge good camera skill with good retouching.

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The other thing to consider would be to have her elevate her chin SLIGHTLY, instead of having her do the "turtle" thing. That would allow a stretch of her skin without making her feel terribly awkward. The other thing that will help is good posture - low shoulders kept back will cause a slight stretching of the skin at the base of her neck - thus slimming her down even more.
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Thank you both for your advice. I will try these suggestions. I will post after the wedding.


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