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Angelo Dau
Posts: 131
Sassari, Sardegna, Italy


just look at the 4th picture:

http://www.mgtphotography.com/beauty-i

I can't replicate the exact effect
someone have an idea?
Nov 24 12 03:52 am  Link  Quote 
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Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


I think the basics are here:

http://vimeo.com/13331197
Nov 24 12 04:15 am  Link  Quote 
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Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Angelo Dau wrote:
I can't replicate the exact effect
someone have an idea?

Post the image you're having trouble with.

EDIT: You've read this thread?

Nov 24 12 06:29 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Angelo Dau
Posts: 131
Sassari, Sardegna, Italy


Peano wrote:

Post the image you're having trouble with.

EDIT: You've read this thread?

nope, I've missed it, but it is useless, seems like no one know how to reach this kind of results
the skin have to be completly black, but with the whole texture, take a look at  the link in my first post, the 4th image is my target
the photographer used a makeup to make the skin black but I'm searching a way to do the same in post-production;
anyway we can continue in the other thread avoiding confusion, thanks

Nov 24 12 10:05 am  Link  Quote 
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Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Peano wrote:
EDIT: You've read this thread?
Angelo Dau wrote:
nope, I've missed it, but it is useless, seems like no one know how to reach this kind of results
the skin have to be completly black, but with the whole texture,

Did you read the words above the first photo that explain how I got that result?

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4593/wordsye.jpg

Again, let's see the image you're working on.

Nov 24 12 10:37 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Angelo Dau
Posts: 131
Sassari, Sardegna, Italy


Peano wrote:
Did you read the words above the first photo that explain how I got that result?


Again, let's see the image you're working on.

Yes Peano, of course I've read, and I've done before posting a mixed set of techniques, using bn layers in multiply+D&G, mixing blue channel with red ch in the 1/4 light etc, but cannot even make a similar result..

Just wondering if it is possible without makeup tricks as color, oils etc

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1539/blackqc.jpg

on the left side the pic ready to (de)coloring, just after D&G and general retouch

on the right side the target, of course

Nov 24 12 12:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


The method I described will give a roughly similar effect as far as darkening the skin is concerned. But your image won't end up looking like the target image because the lighting and skin texture are so different from your image.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4552/blackskin.jpg
Nov 24 12 12:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Angelo Dau
Posts: 131
Sassari, Sardegna, Italy


Peano wrote:
The method I described will give a roughly similar effect as far as darkening the skin is concerned. But your image won't end up looking like the target image because the lighting and skin texture are so different from your image.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4552/blackskin.jpg

mmhh this is a very good base to work with, thank you Peano for your efford!

Nov 24 12 01:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Leighthenubian
Posts: 2,748
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Angelo Dau wrote:
just look at the 4th picture:

http://www.mgtphotography.com/beauty-i

I can't replicate the exact effect
someone have an idea?

You could always just shoot a black model...

Just as an aside...saw this the other day: http://vimeo.com/53502955

Nov 24 12 08:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
C.C. Holdings
Posts: 594
New York, New York, US


would love to try this
Nov 24 12 09:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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