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Photography by Sean

Posts: 145

Atlanta, Georgia, US

If I shoot a model who doesn't have that perfect eyebrow look, how would I go about creating that look while also making it look realistic? Here's an example: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30112771

I understand that in the sample photo, the model might actually have gotten her eyebrows done in that style. But I want to replicate that look for models whom I photograph who don't have that style going. I know that cloning in order to shape the eyebrows is an option, but I'm inquiring as to creating eyebrows. That scenario when the model's eyebrows are really thin and you want to create eyebrows to fill the gap and achieve that look.

Any help would be appreciated.

Dec 19 12 04:47 am Link

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The Invisible Touch

Posts: 717

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Post a sample of your image but it looks that is going to be a lot of painting!!

Dec 19 12 05:23 am Link

Photographer

Photography by Sean

Posts: 145

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I don't have a specific image at this time. I'm asking because I'm setting up a shoot with someone who has thin eyebrows and I'd like to fill them in realistically to achieve that sort of a look. Of course getting a MUA is an option, but she insists on doing her own makeup but she's unskilled on the eyebrow part.

Dec 19 12 05:29 am Link

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Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Sean Alexandre wrote:
I know that cloning in order to shape the eyebrows is an option, but I'm inquiring as to creating eyebrows. That scenario when the model's eyebrows are really thin and you want to create eyebrows to fill the gap and achieve that look.

One option is to transplant eyebrows from another model.

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2796/brows2.jpg

Dec 19 12 06:26 am Link

Photographer

Photography by Sean

Posts: 145

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Thanks for the tips. I don't know why I didn't consider transplanting eyebrows.

However, I did buy a wacom tablet yesterday and spent a lot of the day practicing retouching with it. I didn't realize how easy it'd be to just draw eyebrows to fill them in. I guess I can now figure out how to replicate that perfect eyebrow look the MUAs do when they add highlights around the perfectly arched eyebrows to make them standout more. Like this: http://www.lumieremagazine.com/jan/imag … s/afro.jpg

Dec 19 12 11:15 am Link

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Kristiana-Retouch

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Yes, it is pretty easy to draw in eyebrows, and clone/heal out excess hair parts if reshaping is needed.
Here is an fast example, I can think of, where I did it:
http://kristiana1990.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5kz3pq

Dec 20 12 02:01 am Link

Photographer

Photography by Sean

Posts: 145

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Christiana1990 wrote:
Yes, it is pretty easy to draw in eyebrows, and clone/heal out excess hair parts if reshaping is needed.
Here is an fast example, I can think of, where I did it:
http://kristiana1990.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5kz3pq

Great work. That's pretty much what I was asking.

Dec 20 12 03:19 am Link