how to make color patches on the face go away (digital makeup)?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by peter, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    Sometimes I come across photos of adults with uneven color patches on the
    face: patches of red, pink, light pink. Usually this is a sign of old age
    and/or lack of makeup.

    To make the face look beter, I would like to give the entire face a more
    uniform color. How do I do that in photoshop 6 (or other photo editor)?

    I tried breaking down the problem into the hue and the gray component. I
    first select the face, adjust the saturation to 0 -- effectively turning the
    face into a gray scale. Then I edit the face (in gray scale) until it looks
    smooth.

    Now I would like to pick a skin color and apply it to the entire face (which
    is gray scale right now). How do I do that? I tried colorize; didn't work
    well. I tried brush, but none of the modes work well. The closest one is
    "multiply", but that still doesn't look quite right.

    Suggestions?
     
    peter, Dec 18, 2003
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  2. peter

    Lionel Guest

    Kibo informs me that "peter" <> stated that:

    >Sometimes I come across photos of adults with uneven color patches on the
    >face: patches of red, pink, light pink. Usually this is a sign of old age
    >and/or lack of makeup.
    >
    >To make the face look beter, I would like to give the entire face a more
    >uniform color. How do I do that in photoshop 6 (or other photo editor)?


    Don't desaturate your image at all. Adding colour back to a grey scale
    image will look kind of fake, like a hand-tinted B&W photo.
    Try using the clone/rubberstamp tool, but set to 'color' only. Copying
    the color from a good area to the bad areas should give you the effect
    that you want. I'd suggest starting with soft edged brush with the flow
    rate set fairly low.

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    Lionel, Dec 18, 2003
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  3. "Lionel" <> skrev i meddelandet
    news:...
    > Kibo informs me that "peter" <> stated that:
    >
    > >Sometimes I come across photos of adults with uneven color patches on the
    > >face: patches of red, pink, light pink. Usually this is a sign of old age
    > >and/or lack of makeup.
    > >
    > >To make the face look beter, I would like to give the entire face a more
    > >uniform color. How do I do that in photoshop 6 (or other photo editor)?

    >
    > Don't desaturate your image at all. Adding colour back to a grey scale
    > image will look kind of fake, like a hand-tinted B&W photo.
    > Try using the clone/rubberstamp tool, but set to 'color' only. Copying
    > the color from a good area to the bad areas should give you the effect
    > that you want. I'd suggest starting with soft edged brush with the flow
    > rate set fairly low.


    Filtering of low freq noise works.

    Try SkinFX... (only for portraits?) I think it is ".mediachance.com", Neat
    Image or alike.

    It's also possible, but very difficoult to work by hand and
    1. smooth open skin heavily
    2. increase the skin area and reduce smooth radius
    3. Increas the skin area a little further towards details and reduce radius
    1 step more.
    etc.

    Also blur commandos the same way may work. It often get boring though.


    Morgan O.
     
    Morgan Ohlson, Dec 18, 2003
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