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Dwight Smalls

Posts: 83

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Very new to retouching and wondering if anyone has ideas or techniques for editing knees that look wrinkled or bumpy? I know it sounds nuts but any help is appreciated.

Jan 20 13 07:45 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Can you post an example of the problem you want to solve?

Jan 20 13 09:13 am Link

Photographer

Sonn

Posts: 338

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Yeah lol never got around to posting that example.

What happens if the model stumbles into this thread and sees it and gets a complex about her knees?

I think they are one of those things that if you dont look at them they are fine but once you start getting OCD about exactly how they should look its almost impossible to get them looking good.

Jan 20 13 06:45 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Crack The Sky wrote:
What happens if the model stumbles into this thread and sees it and gets a complex about her knees?

We'll refer her to the Psychiatry Forum.

Jan 20 13 06:50 pm Link

Retoucher

Kristiana-Retouch

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Probably if you want to do something with knees first of all check out anatomy of knee to see what are those bumps, should they be there or maybe those bumps are result of lighting.

Anyway there won't be perfect knee. Without seeing example I would suggest slightly dodging parts that draw your attention too much (without reshaping overall form of knee).

Jan 22 13 05:30 am Link

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Houmaan Photography

Posts: 17

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dwight Smalls wrote:
Very new to retouching and wondering if anyone has ideas or techniques for editing knees that look wrinkled or bumpy? I know it sounds nuts but any help is appreciated.

I have following work flow for such areas:

1- Even out the color and tone by HUE/Saturation adjustment layer.
2- Wipe out the wrinkles by healing brush tool and bring back some detail by adjusting the opacity.
3- Doge and burn in order to constrain the shape.
4- Add some color that I probably lost on step 3.
5- Smooth out that area by inverted high pass method (the skin should not look bury).

If you didn't understand any of those step let me know to link you a reference smile

Good luck!

Jan 22 13 07:33 am Link

Retoucher

Retouch007

Posts: 403

East Newark, New Jersey, US

where are these knees?

Jan 23 13 04:51 pm Link

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Fotticelli

Posts: 12252

Lorton, Virginia, US

R G wrote:
where are these knees?

They are between the hips and the ankles and they are a bitch to retouch.

Jan 30 13 06:03 pm Link

Retoucher

Retouch007

Posts: 403

East Newark, New Jersey, US

Fotticelli wrote:

They are between the hips and the ankles and they are a bitch to retouch.

LOL

Jan 30 13 06:15 pm Link

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Valenten Photography

Posts: 265

Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Île-de-France, France

Peano wrote:

We'll refer her to the Psychiatry Forum.

LMAO you killed me XP

Jan 31 13 03:23 am Link

Retoucher

pixel dimension ilusion

Posts: 1548

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

all knees have wrinkles but if u looking for perfect knees
u should look in the bible for eve knees she was an perfect woman jaja

Jan 31 13 04:06 am Link

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Stanley

Posts: 556

Los Angeles, California, US

Aug 04 15 12:07 am Link