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umutyildiz0
Posts: 60
Ankara, Ankara, Turkey


http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles8/4 … 3baeb3.jpg

glowing lip texture, how this look?
Mar 12 13 08:24 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Downtown Pro Photo
Posts: 1,538
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  Quote 
Photographer
DG at studio47
Posts: 2,361
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  Quote 
Photographer
MichaelClements
Posts: 1,662
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


If anyone has an absolute answer to this I'd love to know!
Mar 17 13 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
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  Quote 
Photographer
Motordrive Photography
Posts: 2,078
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  Quote 
Photographer
rey sison photography
Posts: 1,805
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  Quote 
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

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/ … 6943_o.jpg
Mar 17 13 10:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Camerosity
Posts: 4,741
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  Quote 
Photographer
JoshuaBerardi
Posts: 612
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  Quote 
Photographer
Artifice
Posts: 30,927
Los Angeles, California, US


Mar 17 13 10:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Camerosity
Posts: 4,741
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  Quote 
Photographer
MichaelClements
Posts: 1,662
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Thanks guys. Great input!
Mar 18 13 03:15 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
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  Quote 
Photographer
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  Quote 
Retoucher
name changed by admin
Posts: 43
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Thank you.
Apr 07 13 12:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Charlie-CNP
Posts: 2,467
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  Quote 
Photographer
J O H N A L L A N
Posts: 9,445
Santa Ana, California, US


Well, the extreme specular highlights look photoshopped.
Apr 07 13 12:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Barely StL
Posts: 730
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  Quote 
Photographer
Moved To 2613531
Posts: 107
Buffalo, New York, US


Those are some sexy lips.
Apr 11 13 01:15 am  Link  Quote 
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