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02/12/2007 12:06:42 AM · #1
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'Model Makeovers'
by Brad

View this tutorial here.
02/12/2007 12:10:11 AM · #2
Nice tute! Much here that I will use but, I must say that in your example (and in MHO) you have taken it a step or two too far. What is wrong with a lady having some texture in her skin? Women do have pores and such after all...
02/12/2007 12:14:29 AM · #3
WOW... there are some really useful and exciting tips here. Thanks for all your efforts and willingness to share it.

I'll be spending some time with this.

Message edited by author 2007-02-12 00:14:55.
02/12/2007 12:21:02 AM · #4
Thats awesome Brad. It's about time to shared your knowledge.

Now about those layers!!!!
02/12/2007 01:20:28 AM · #5
very awesome!
02/12/2007 02:45:33 AM · #6
Thank you, Brad. Very informative. For those that this it went too far then notice the part about toning it down with opacity and such.
02/12/2007 02:54:34 AM · #7
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
02/12/2007 02:55:22 AM · #8
Originally posted by TooCool:

Nice tute! Much here that I will use but, I must say that in your example (and in MHO) you have taken it a step or two too far. What is wrong with a lady having some texture in her skin? Women do have pores and such after all...

Oh of course I did, and was the intent to show how what we see in ads and such, all to often have been smoothed over as such.
I agree the natural nuances and textures look better, but how often do we see glamor ads that are done Barbie-Style?

A better example of when done properly:
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Photoshop doesn't have to be intimidating.

And yeah Judi, what about those layers?
This was glamour 101, for novices like me and others that are willing to dabble.
One of these days, I'll figure out what to do with layers....
02/12/2007 02:58:13 AM · #9
Originally posted by Brad:

A better example of when done properly:
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Photoshop doesn't have to be intimidating.


How dare you make an example of me!? (Jus'kiddin') Heehee!

Great tutorial!!

Message edited by author 2007-02-12 02:58:26.
02/12/2007 03:02:25 AM · #10
Originally posted by Brielle:


How dare you make an example of me!? (Jus'kiddin') Heehee!

Someone needed to - that's a great shot!
02/12/2007 03:03:41 AM · #11
Originally posted by Brad:

Someone needed to - that's a great shot!


LoL - Flatterer ;o) S'only great cuz of all that purdy editing. :oP

Message edited by author 2007-02-12 03:03:53.
02/12/2007 03:10:08 AM · #12
Originally posted by Brad:



And yeah Judi, what about those layers?
This was glamour 101, for novices like me and others that are willing to dabble.
One of these days, I'll figure out what to do with layers....


Well layers are free....so you may as well use them. Now start uploading some images Mista!
02/12/2007 03:30:32 AM · #13
Originally posted by Brielle:

Originally posted by Brad:

Someone needed to - that's a great shot!


LoL - Flatterer ;o) S'only great cuz of all that purdy editing. :oP


Well explain this to me then.
I've tried and tried to do the "purdy editing" to my self-portraits,
and they certainly NEVER come out like yours. See what I mean?
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Case closed.

02/12/2007 03:32:54 AM · #14
Originally posted by Brad:

Well explain this to me then.
I've tried and tried to do the "purdy editing" to my self-portraits,
and they certainly NEVER come out like yours. See what I mean?
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/449954.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/449954.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Case closed.


*LMFAO* Don't I get a rebuttal?? (yah, that's right...I was on the debate team 10 years ago!)

Message edited by author 2007-02-12 03:33:33.
02/12/2007 03:38:33 AM · #15
That would have made you, hmmmmm, take the 10, divide by 2, no wait. 2 times 10, aw crap. New math stuff...
Well you would have been a lot younger then anyway.
lol

02/12/2007 03:40:13 AM · #16
Originally posted by Brad:

That would have made you, hmmmmm, take the 10, divide by 2, no wait. 2 times 10, aw crap. New math stuff...
Well you would have been a lot younger then anyway.
lol


*lmao* 11th grade - a lifetime ago, really...But I have a mind like a sponge. :oP
02/12/2007 03:46:30 AM · #17
How'd I do??

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:)
02/12/2007 08:09:44 AM · #18
....?
02/12/2007 08:15:05 AM · #19
"Evidence also suggests Cromwell was a man of honesty. When commissioning a portrait of himself, he told the painter: "I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me ... warts and everything." The artist duly obliged.

Eat your heart out Oliver
02/12/2007 08:55:22 AM · #20
excellent tutorial ... i'm sure a lot of people will find that very handy!

thanks for sharing.
02/12/2007 09:12:30 AM · #21
Brilliant tutorial.
Thanks.
02/12/2007 12:00:44 PM · #22
Originally posted by TCGuru:

....?

Had to wait till I was able to look on a decent monitor here at work before I said anything.
First impression is overall, the shot looks so much better, brighter and good color levels. Her eyes seem a little too bright for the levels of her face. That's the real hard part - getting them to pop while being plausible/realistic. Her face also kinda' doesn't look real, even for a glamour magazine cover look. (I know - kinda' hard to know when to stop isn't it.) Often I will be looking at something too long and not realize how far it went, and offer a suggestion: At some point, minimize it or walk away for a while, then come back and look and get a first impression. It's often then I see better what needs to be done.

I took your original, and found something in between:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/70375/thumb/467557.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/70375/thumb/467557.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' --> ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/467654.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/467654.jpg', '/') + 1) . '--compare to--> ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/70375/thumb/467558.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/70375/thumb/467558.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

One of the first things I did was to do an Image, Adjustments, match color, then jacked the luminosity up to get something to start with. After that, was much of the same in tutorial. I did adjust the one eye, not both.
02/12/2007 12:37:23 PM · #23
Brad, I know you're an Old Retired Dude™, but you have 3 step 9's ?? :P
02/12/2007 12:39:01 PM · #24
I like the tutorial - some new ideas for me to practice, for which I am grateful. My criticism is that it would be great to see beginners being encouraged to carry out these steps using non-destructive editing techniques where possible, as these become increasingly important/useful and it is good to learn good habits early on.
02/12/2007 12:41:30 PM · #25
Originally posted by wavelength:

Brad, I know you're an Old Retired Dude™, but you have 3 step 9's ?? :P


ROFL!
Darn thing was so long and was coding the html in a 10-yr old DOS-based editor, and I didn't even see that - oops!
Guess I should send a SC member a "help me not look like a fool" ticket huh?

Then again, I look like a fool most of the time anyway... :P

Message edited by author 2007-02-12 14:25:04.
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