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06-23-2004, 02:45 AM
I just read the tutorial on recoloring skin and hair. I use PSP 7 and there is an easy way. Click on the retouch button, go into tool options select 'Color To Target', select the color you want and then apply. Takes all of three seconds..
06-23-2004, 11:38 AM
Any method that takes three seconds LOOKS like it takes three seconds. Most people are aware of that tool (Photoshop has a similar one), but B's tutorial is about how to recolour skin and have it look natural and realistic. Recolouring skin with one shade and a few quick strokes looks rushed and fake.
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06-23-2004, 02:37 PM
your missing the whole point to that tutorial. when most people change the skin color they do as you described, a one or 2 click process that looks like someone pissed all over the image.
b's process is a lot more in depth. it includes the proper warming and cooling of the skin. if your using photoshop and your just using hue/saturation to change a skin color...bad idea. you really need to get into color balance to properly alter skin tones and provide nice vibrant colors.
just using your method is like using the tint feature on your tv to make everyone look like the hulk. it took you two seconds, but you've basically washed out the vibrance of the color.
trust me, if you want it to look good it usually requires a little bit of time and thought.
[This message has been edited by dperceful (edited 06-23-2004).]
06-23-2004, 08:03 PM
Actually mine looks great and no like someone pissed over it.. Thanks.
06-23-2004, 10:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bloodlesstoy:
Actually mine looks great and no like someone pissed over it.. Thanks.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
cool. i'd be interested in seeing it as would the DCG community....feel free to post it. if you have a simpler, quicker solution we would all love to see the finished effect and it's results. if you don't feel that the dcg is a proper forum for your work feel free to email me at email@example.com.
we all have our techniques that work the best for us, i hope that yours serves your well in your manipping career.
I don't check the page for most of a day and this comes up, huh?
I honestly think Essex and Dan have covered most of what I would have said, but since this was my tutorial, I should say something. Every program has a tool that can recolour something in "three seconds." I've yet to see one that produces a good result without some post production. I've gotten pretty good results with Brightness/Contrast RGB (my equivalent to colour balance, basically), but even those lack something to my eyes until I've done a bit of dodging and burning. If your method is an exception to this trend then that's cool to hear. I won't pretend to be an expert on PSP7. I do know, however, that a lot of people tend to produce skin tones that do indeed look "pissed on," and it's my hope that my technique will help such artists improve their work.
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