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Changing skin tone

Postby Shine Gonzalvez » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:20 am

I am using photoshop cc .... Looking for a workflow to change skintome from white/pink to a deep chocolate brown.... Anyone out there that can help?
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Re: Changing skin tone

Postby Duck » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:51 pm

If you are considering digitally changing a person's ethnicity that is a monumental task. There are other aspects involved than simply changing hue. Specular highlights interact differently on darker skin than on Caucasian skin. There are also the transitions from one skin type to another such as around the lips, eyes, palms of the hand and soles of the feet. Even the whies of the eyes are different. Another difficult aspect of skin tone are the undertones. Skin has either a pink or blue undertone. However, these undertones interact differently with differently hued melanin (the coloring agent in skin). Another difficulty with all this work is you still have to maintain skin texture integrity. Color differences aside, there are also the physical differences I'm sure you're already aware of.

I don't want to sound so discouraging but this is not an easy task you are asking to do. I would encourage you to attempt it as self imposed challenges are a great way to learn. You just need to understand the mountain you are trying to climb. Be prepared to work with a lot of making and many layers... And don't forget to post your results here. ;)
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Re: Changing skin tone

Postby PeteD » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:18 am

I know this is an older post but, I am new here and happened across this. May help someone in the future. Not exactly the same but here is a cool video about getting skin tones to match
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-DE49Muc0g

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Re: Changing skin tone

Postby Shine Gonzalvez » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:09 pm

PeteD wrote:I know this is an older post but, I am new here and happened across this. May help someone in the future. Not exactly the same but here is a cool video about getting skin tones to match
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-DE49Muc0g

Thanks Pete .... That's was really informative

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Re: Changing skin tone

Postby Shine Gonzalvez » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:49 am

PeteD wrote:I know this is an older post but, I am new here and happened across this. May help someone in the future. Not exactly the same but here is a cool video about getting skin tones to match
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-DE49Muc0g

Pete ... Thanks once again for the link... I used it in my recent post " a ray of hope"

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Re: Changing skin tone

Postby PeteD » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:14 am

You are more than welcome. Hope it was helpful

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Re: Changing skin tone

Postby Shine Gonzalvez » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:20 pm

still trying to get the link up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-DE49Muc0g

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Re: Changing skin tone

Postby Onslow » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:32 pm

Shine Gonzalvez wrote:still trying to get the link up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-DE49Muc0g

Shine, that works correctly. :)

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Re: Changing skin tone

Postby PeteD » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:32 pm

Let's try this way

http://youtu.be/5-DE49Muc0g


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