Retouch Q- contrast/light?

Started Jan 6, 2014 | Questions
OP SoCalArtist New Member • Posts: 8
Re: Retouch Q- contrast/light?
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Thanks everyone, for your input.  After playing around with it for a long time yesterday, I ended up using an auto white balance to warm it up a bit, increased brightness and contrast a bit, then used wavelet decompose to smooth out the skin.  Results:

Before

Goal

After

Thanks again for your help!  I am excited to have the knowledge in hand to do this on other photos.

Ron AKA Veteran Member • Posts: 4,875
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SoCalArtist wrote:

Photoshop Elements 11

Here is a touch more refinement of the image I posted earlier. Done in Photoshop Elements only using Adobe Camera RAW first, and then Layers in the Editor to make some further adjustments. If you want more detail let me know.

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Babine Veteran Member • Posts: 7,166
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Jack Sofield Senior Member • Posts: 2,487
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No body so far has matched them up as well as this.  Right on Gary.

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Babine Veteran Member • Posts: 7,166
Always appreciate your comments Jack. Thanks. nt.
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chkproductions
chkproductions Senior Member • Posts: 1,120
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I'm not a retoucher and certainly not as good as the people who are on this forum but I'm just starting so here you go-

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