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Photographer

Colin Ackerman

Posts: 118

Alacant, Valencia, Spain

When sculpting the face and body with D&B is there any way to make it easier to identify the areas that need to be dodged and burnt? I desturate the image to remove the colour and this helps but I was wondering if there are any better techniques or is it just a case of understanding how light and shadows should sculpt the body, If that is the case, are there any tutorials or guidlines that will help me to learn how to do it correctly. Any advice would be gratefully received.
Colin

Oct 20 13 09:37 am Link

Retoucher

fotoretusz

Posts: 122

Włocławek, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

Oct 20 13 09:38 am Link

Photographer

NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33529

Los Angeles, California, US

Colin Ackerman wrote:
I was wondering if there are any better techniques or is it just a case of understanding how light and shadows should sculpt the body, If that is the case, are there any tutorials or guidlines that will help me to learn how to do it correctly. Any advice would be gratefully received.
Colin

Try this thread

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=808677

Oct 20 13 09:51 am Link

Photographer

Colin Ackerman

Posts: 118

Alacant, Valencia, Spain

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:

Try this thread

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=808677

Oh my God that is an awesome link, thanks

Oct 20 13 10:25 am Link

Photographer

Jakov Markovic

Posts: 1128

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Answer to your question is not a forum thread, it's studying anatomy, light, art in all it's forms, design in all its forms etc.

It's about acquiring taste.

It's about training yourself.

It's about the hours you've put in.

I've never heard of a retoucher that is great at their job, that doesn't admire any sort of art.

You're essentially trying to "complete the picture" by DnB, and you need to have good reference points in order to achieve great results.

Oct 20 13 03:15 pm Link

Retoucher

Daniel Meadows

Posts: 757

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

If I understand you correctly it's worth enhancing the contrast in the flaws a little;

http://www.dmd-digital-retouching.com/b … burn-tips/

Oct 22 13 02:21 pm Link

Photographer

Xande Assis Ret-ouch

Posts: 18

Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Channel Mixer (monocrome) play with Red and Blue sliders...

Nov 02 13 01:49 pm Link

Retoucher

Mike Needham Retouching

Posts: 369

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Alexandre Assis wrote:
Channel Mixer (monocrome) play with Red and Blue sliders...

I don't find it that helpful to introduce a colour shift when d&b, if you do then it's a case of a really low opacity brush and 1% flow and a delicate touch.

Nov 03 13 05:15 am Link