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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)

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Soft,creamy skin tones+great summer photo!

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #1949 by Joanna
Hi. I'm new to the forum and to photography. It's always been my passion, but only recently I started exploring the world of photography. I've got so many unanswered questions! I've been searching for ages and I can see for many people "creamy" skin tones means "blurry". But this is not what I'm looking for.
Example photo attached (sophia.jpg)
Can anyone, please, let me know how do I get this fresh, clean skin tone?
And there is also the gorgeous kind of overexposed effect to the photo that makes it look like a perfect summer photo! Example given is from ToneItUp girls on Facebook (katrina.jpg)

Do you know how to achieve similar effect? I've searched a lot on YouTube, but never found a tutorial that would answer my question.
Thanks!
Jo
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4 years 6 months ago #1951 by Roy van Ommen
Hi there Joanna,

Welcome to the forums.

Lets get straight to your question. I really don't know how to accomplish your type of willing style.

Maybe you can find some lightroom templates to do this kind of photography.

Even though, i don't want to be harsh, but i think a photographic style is developed by yourself, and not by an example. You can make great images of the ideas you have about the type of photography you talk about, but you will run out of inspiration at the time.

I have faced that problem myself, willing too much to create a specific style, but i ended up waiting on my couch for inspiration. And then i just got out and shoot and try to create something which i like and which i can get my hands on :) Thats what helped me.

Sorry about my crappy English. I am still a dutchmen ;) But i will keep on trying.

Keep on going, maybe someone else can help you with this style of photography.

Greetings,
Roy

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4 years 6 months ago #1956 by Joanna
Thanks for the advice. Don't worry about your english, it's great. But what do I know, it's not my first language, so we're on the same page :)
You're right. I have a long way to go. I understand what you're saying about developing my own style. I just like to experiment and try new things every time.
Thanks.

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4 years 6 months ago #1957 by Roy van Ommen
Great :) Thank you.

Do you use the program Lightroom? You can download presets from Greg's site if you joined the newsletter...

Maybe thats something for you..

Greetings,
Roy

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4 years 6 months ago #1958 by Joanna
I'm currently using Photoshop CS3. I can only dream about Lightroom :(

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4 years 6 months ago #1959 by Roy van Ommen
You can install the trial version of 30 days..

Contact me on Skype for some help on your Lightroom... :) Maybe i can arrange something for you.

Greetings,
Roy

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4 years 6 months ago #1962 by Bill
I agree, it's great to use others for inspiration but find your style. As far as skin tones go some of it might be done in makeup before and some done after.

Here's a few tutorial on skin retouching from Lynda.com. Some of the links you can watch others are part of their paid service.

Portrait retouching:
tinyurl.com/8o6rkvl
tinyurl.com/8cw4ml6

I rely a lot on Adobe tv to learn about Photoshop. There's tons of free tutorials on there as well.
tv.adobe.com/
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4 years 6 months ago #1967 by Joanna
That's great!
Thanks for the links!

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4 years 6 months ago #1969 by Roy van Ommen
I will check them out also :)

Greetings,
Roy

Ps. Hope to see some of your works on the forum Joanna.

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4 years 6 months ago #1971 by Joanna
I found it!
I can't believe it's that simple!
Here is the link:
www.graphic-design.com/photoshop/tutoria...ng-glow-photo-effect
I also downloaded some Photoshop actions, but I prefer to learn how to do stuff instead of just downloading actions. But that's a start.
Will post some photos soon ;)
Thanks for your support.

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4 years 6 months ago #1973 by Joanna
"You can download presets from Greg's site "

Where can I find the presets? I'm new to the site :unsure:

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4 years 6 months ago #2009 by Shelly Flangan
You can google free actions for CS3 and get some actions that may help you achieve something similar. You can also go to youtube and search for things like glowy effect for photoshop etc and learn how to do these things yourself. Youtube is a plether of good info and tutorials for photoshop.

Happy Shooting!
Shelly

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