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GoldGinger Photography
Posts: 3
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


I was trying to find some info, but without a luck, so here I am. Usually I have painted over the nails, added some highlights and it was ok, but here the look doesn't look good at all. The color does't have to be red, could be gold or yellow, but anyway, have no idea how to fix that !

Help! sad

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/8329/beforeol.th.jpg

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8807/afterdd.th.jpg
Jun 24 12 01:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Motordrive Photography
Posts: 2,604
Lodi, California, US


try a different blend mode, overlay or hard light can give a more glossy look,
of course you'd have to fix chipped peeling parts separately.
I'll have example ready in a few.
Jun 24 12 01:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Motordrive Photography
Posts: 2,604
Lodi, California, US


http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz156/mtrdrv/beforeol.jpg
this is overlay + highlights
Jun 24 12 02:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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GoldGinger Photography
Posts: 3
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


thx for help, but it still doesn't look well. I can see in yours retouch darker red spots from her original nail polish...
Jun 25 12 06:11 am  Link  Quote 
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Brick Wilson
Posts: 370
Carol Stream, Illinois, US


Original photo has a lot of noise. Add the same noise into the nails and they'll blend in better.
Jun 26 12 08:29 am  Link  Quote 
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Motordrive Photography
Posts: 2,604
Lodi, California, US


I was just illustrating a way that it could be done.
It was from very small, noisy original.
Jun 26 12 12:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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