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01 January 2005 @ 10:37 pm
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1. I'll usually add anyone, as long as we have some things in common.
2. Comment and add me.
3. I'll add you back!

Seems simple, eh! :)

**Note: If you just add me and don't comment...... I will not add you..... just letting you know.....


Current Mood: tired
Current Music: Garbage - Bleed like Me
your bright eyes burn.___stereotype on July 7th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
Hey, so you don't know me but I saw your entry on the color in challenge at ethereal_blends and I was wondering if you could help me get a better looking skin tone. You can totally just disregard this comment. I was just wondering if you used a certain color or a certain method. I really liked how realistic yours looked and since that was the first time I'd ever done it I was hoping you could give me some pointers.

Because that's how I see the universe.: Colin // Hurt mewhatwas on July 7th, 2005 05:46 am (UTC)
thanks for the compliment on my entry......

I use Photoshop, so hopefully you do to & you are familiar enough with the program (i'm assuming)...

These are some of the steps I took for that entry:

First I follow this tutorial HERE. Once I have all the area's of her face, hair, eye color & lips done, I flatten the image.

I then duplicate the image and set it to overlay, it gives it a darker richer tone, keep in mind that you might have to change the opacity to get something that you're going to be comfortable with.

I also usually do a smart blur to give the picture more of a "creamy" look. Of course if there are any area's that are too pixilated, then you can use the blur tool to fix that out.

If you feel like it still doesn't have a "real" life-like look, you can then start adding textures that are orange/tan/brown in nature, try diffrent settings until you get something you feel looks nice.

Alot of times, it's just experimenting with diffrent techniques, sometimes it also depends on the quality of the image.

Hope you understood how I explained this. if you have any more questions, e-mail me (see userinfo).

your bright eyes burn.___stereotype on July 21st, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
Hello again to you! Would you mind if I added you to my friend's list? I do so love our chats.
Because that's how I see the universe.: Colin // don't tell mewhatwas on July 21st, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
of course, no problem, added you back!