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01/02/2009 12:38:21 AM · #1
So I went and played with a friend of my husbands family the other day. and they have bad glare on their faces. this was something i was warned about from a fellow friend before hand. I never really knew taking pics of a white person and a black person varried.. I still am not sure it really does or if it was just the glare that day. anywho..
whats the best way to work with fixing that?

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01/02/2009 12:42:08 AM · #2
might just be more oil in their skin. Ive seen some pretty shiney people in all races.

I know a chinese guy that looks like Mr Clean his face actually gleams in light. His daughter has very fair skin with no glow.
01/02/2009 12:44:16 AM · #3
yeah thats what I figured.. it's in all races.. but aside from that, how do you work with it to fix it?
01/02/2009 01:04:04 AM · #4
Try using shadow/highlight on them. Expand the view and fiddle with the sliders a bit. May help. If not, feel free to shoot me the photo and I will have a go and see what I can do.
01/02/2009 01:12:50 AM · #5
Sometimes the on-camera processing (that includes sharpening) can enhance skin highlights too. Workaround: I dont enable high sharpening in camera.
01/02/2009 01:13:47 AM · #6
If you have Lightroom (go to next paragraph if not), you can use the recovery slider in the basic area a bit, and the highlights slider in the tone curve area. Then go down to the Split Toning to the Highlights area and give the highlights a little saturation (only like 3 or 4), and adjust the hue to match better.

After that and I export and start working on the photo in PS, I use a paint brush set to darken at about 12-14% opacity, then sample some skin tone from a darker part of their skin, then paint the highlights on the skin. You can add some texture by cloning small areas of skin with texture at 50-60% opacity, or try the healing brush.

My theory is that darker-skinned people aren't necessarily more 'oily', but the darker skin tones makes the glare more apparent (more contrasty). I could be wrong though.
01/02/2009 01:18:50 AM · #7
K thanks I'ma try some of that...
01/02/2009 10:41:40 AM · #8
In the future, don't use such direct lighting, or apply some powder to them (not a great idea if its just them out and about)
01/02/2009 01:54:36 PM · #9
It´s called makeup, I always have powder in my camera bag for the greasy bastards that might come across my camera and lens. Solves everything like this in about 30 seconds and can save countless hours of post processing if applied :)
01/02/2009 02:00:19 PM · #10
Originally posted by Larus:

It´s called makeup, I always have powder in my camera bag for the greasy bastards that might come across my camera and lens. Solves everything like this in about 30 seconds and can save countless hours of post processing if applied :)


Heh, that probably works better in a county where most are the same shade of pale :)
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