Skin, 2nd Edition
The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies
By Lee Varis
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: July 2010
Pages: 368

What is the color of skin?

You may think you know, until you try to reproduce what you see.Differences in software, hardware, lighting,calibration—everything has an impact on color. And that's allbefore you confront the differences between people: young, old,male, female, different ethnicities, wearing makeup or not,wrinkled or tattooed—even their notions about what looksgood!

In this new edition of his hot-selling guide, top Hollywoodphoto-illustrator Lee Varis guides you step by step through themaze. Find out how he lights, captures, color-corrects, andretouches images of people in all their variety—using thevery latest Photoshop and Lightroom tools—and discover hissecrets to making people look compelling in their own skin.

topics include:

  • Understanding the basics of digital capture and workflow

  • Starting with the right hardware and software settings

  • Developing your digital color "chops"

  • Mastering Rembrandt lighting, natural lighting, and otherlighting techniques

  • Overcoming common digital skin problems, such as too muchred

  • Composing shots, posing models, and taking formal portraits orcandid shots

  • Trimming the fat, lighting up the eyes, and filling inwrinkles

  • Using new blur filters, creating a grunge look, and addingdazzling effects

  • Sharpening, soft proofing, and simulating, so you can print withsuccess

  • Discovering what can and what can't be done in post-process

Learn new camera calibration techniques

Understand lighting for many different effects

Discover color-correction techniques for every type of skin

Learn new special effects like HDR Toning in Photoshop CS5

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