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umutyildiz0

Posts: 70

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

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glowing lip texture, how this look?

Mar 12 13 08:24 am Link

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Downtown Pro Photo

Posts: 1563

Crystal Lake, Illinois, US

could be some texture overlays applied with various blend modes depending on the base image and what the textures are.
A bit too shopped for my taste, they eliminated the skin detail, all but the front two teeth and a bad masking line along the bottom lip into the mouth.

Mar 12 13 10:51 am Link

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DG at studio47

Posts: 2365

East Ridge, Tennessee, US

not sure exactly and I don't particularly like the effect either, but a simple method might be: select the area> filter> artistic> plastic wrap> tweak the sliders till you see what you like. good luck OP.

Mar 12 13 11:03 am Link

Photographer

MichaelClements

Posts: 1739

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

If anyone has an absolute answer to this I'd love to know!

Mar 17 13 05:32 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

MichaelClements wrote:
If anyone has an absolute answer to this I'd love to know!

I doubt if there's an "absolute" answer. For practice I played around with a whole bunch of stuff -- color layers, hue/sat layers, curves layers, selective color layers, paint on blank layers in normal mode, metallic grain overlay, blurred flowers overlay. There's no formula or recipe; you just have to play and play and play ... or at least I do.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/lips2-1_zpsdd1739e2.jpg

This might give you some idea of how I felt my way along ...

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/lips-6_zps5fd728c1.gif

Mar 17 13 08:14 pm Link

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Motordrive Photography

Posts: 3731

Lodi, California, US

this might be a good place to start

http://youtu.be/XdW9moMXzzI

I have a layer style saved that I paint in the lips selection,
then adjust colors how I want them.

Mar 17 13 09:37 pm Link

Photographer

rey sison photography

Posts: 1805

Los Angeles, California, US

Peano wrote:

I doubt if there's an "absolute" answer. For practice I played around with a whole bunch of stuff -- color layers, hue/sat layers, curves layers, selective color layers, paint on blank layers in normal mode, metallic grain overlay, blurred flowers overlay. There's no formula or recipe; you just have to play and play and play ... or at least I do.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/lips2-1_zpsdd1739e2.jpg

This might give you some idea of how I felt my way along ...

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/lips-6_zps5fd728c1.gif

wow, nice

Mar 17 13 09:57 pm Link

Photographer

MarcMarayag

Posts: 77

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

if you are talking about the shiny gloss - it is done via makeup - i forget the makeup product but it adds a liquid gloss to the lips

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Mar 17 13 10:03 pm Link

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Camerosity

Posts: 5357

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

The white areas are lip gloss applied by the makeup artist. Where the light hits the glossy surface just right, the gloss reflects white.

Lip gloss can also be simulated.

http://www.glamourretouching.com/lipglossbrush1.html
(Scroll down and watch the video.)

One makeup artist I work with routinely uses three shades of lip gloss on a model. The idea is to darken the edges of the lips and lighten the center of the lips. It gives the lips a fuller, more 3-dimension look.

The reason this has that effect is that things that are lighter appear to be closer, and things that are darker look like they're farther away.

If the MUA doesn't create a 3D effect, I do the same thing in Photoshop by darkening the edges of the lips and lightening the centers - and lightening the lip gloss highlights if they aren't light enough.

It looks better when the MUA does it, though. What I can do in Photoshop is more subtle.

Because of the way most of us light photos (main light higher than the model's head), lip gloss usually shows up only on the lower lip, since the upper lip usually doesn't receive direct light.

Often I also darken the edges of other body parts (arms and legs, for example) and lighten the centers. It has the same effect.

That's just part of the story.

I'd say it likely that some glitter dust was used on the lips - and either the MUA or the retoucher got creative and painted the designs/patterns onto the lips.

Mar 17 13 10:24 pm Link

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JoshuaBerardi

Posts: 620

Davenport, Iowa, US

I think Peano up there did a great job throwing that one together.

I don't think it's near as much post-work though as it is make-up.

Mar 17 13 10:33 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 34598

Los Angeles, California, US

Mar 17 13 10:47 pm Link

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Camerosity

Posts: 5357

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

JoshuaBerardi wrote:
I think Peano up there did a great job throwing that one together.

I don't think it's near as much post-work though as it is make-up.

+1

Mar 17 13 10:49 pm Link

Photographer

MichaelClements

Posts: 1739

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Thanks guys. Great input!

Mar 18 13 03:15 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

JoshuaBerardi wrote:
I don't think it's near as much post-work though as it is make-up.

I agree, and that seems like the best way to go, if possible.

Mar 18 13 05:52 am Link

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richy01

Posts: 153

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

It's liplacquer...we use it quite often on models
however Peano showed a nice trick, kinda chrome/lipgloss

Mar 19 13 10:52 am Link

Retoucher

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Posts: 43

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Thank you.

Apr 07 13 12:28 pm Link

Photographer

Charlie-CNP

Posts: 2644

New York, New York, US

+1 for having a MUA use lip gloss, and then have the photographer use light to place the highlights. No matter how much photoshop you do, there is still not going to be anything like getting the shot right the first time in camera. good luck

Apr 07 13 12:39 pm Link

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J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10773

San Pedro, California, US

Well, the extreme specular highlights look photoshopped.

Apr 07 13 12:43 pm Link

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Barely StL

Posts: 1143

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

John Allan wrote:
Well, the extreme specular highlights look photoshopped.

That's very possible - especially since they're on the upper lip as well.

Technique: Brush, more hard than soft. White paint.

Apr 07 13 01:06 pm Link

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Moved To 2613531

Posts: 107

Buffalo, New York, US

Those are some sexy lips.

Apr 11 13 01:15 am Link