Blown skin tone
As you can imagine, this is a favourite family photo from 1979. It was scanned from a colour slide a long time ago, but sadly I no longer have the slide. I have done the usual basic editing and upscaled it via Topaz Gigapixel AI. I also added grain.
Does anyone have any thoughts on how the blown skin tone can be minimised? I am guessing the photo was taken with a flash. Skin could be cloned in from elsewhere, but I am not sure if I have the skill or patience to do that. Adjusting the highlight slider makes no difference, since there is nothing there to work with.
I would use the Clone Stamp tool with a low opacity, say 10% or so, and paint in the texture from elsewhere on the face. Replace the source point frequently so you don't build up a repeating pattern.
Don't try to do it all at once. Let it build up until it blends naturally with the rest of the face.0
I thought you'd suggest something like that! What about feathering?0
100%. You might even try using out 30% or 40% Flow. Flow is similar to Opacity except Opacity gives you the entire amount all at once. Flow is like an airbrush where the longer you hover over a place or the more repeatedly you pass over it, the more the 'paint' builds up. It's very effective.
What kind of device do you use for painting? I use a graphics tablet so I'm able to take advantage of pressure sensitivity to control brush size and/or the opacity while I'm brushing.0
Thanks. I guess I need to get experimenting!
I use the Mac Magic Trackpad, since I grew accustomed to a trackpad after years on a MacBook.
I downloaded a trial of Imagenomics Portraiture 3. The PS plugin doesn't seem to work, but I can use the Lightroom version. I was hoping it might have a magic AI "fix", but no such luck! It's expensive, so I won't be investing in it.0
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