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Colin Ackerman
Posts: 112
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  Quote 
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fotoretusz
Posts: 122
Włocławek, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland


Oct 20 13 09:38 am  Link  Quote 
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NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 33,380
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  Quote 
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Colin Ackerman
Posts: 112
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  Quote 
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Jakov Markovic
Posts: 1,128
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  Quote 
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Daniel Meadows
Posts: 754
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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