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Photographer
Dwight Smalls
Posts: 78
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  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Can you post an example of the problem you want to solve?
Jan 20 13 09:13 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sonn
Posts: 337
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  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
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  Quote 
Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


where are these knees?
Jan 23 13 04:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fotticelli
Posts: 12,075
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Valenten Photography
Posts: 265
Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia


Peano wrote:

We'll refer her to the Psychiatry Forum.

LMAO you killed me XP

Jan 31 13 03:23 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
pixel dimension ilusion
Posts: 1,257
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  Quote 
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