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Janessa L. Taber-Webb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
 

Slimming arm, legs and waist


Can someone tell me how I slim a models arms legs and waist digitally? I can't figure out how to do it properly.


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12/14/2005 2:58:08 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Well Janessa, assuming you're using photoshop, there are a couple of ways to do this. First way is to go into the P.S. mode, (plastic surgery) ctrl. alt. shift del ps. and follow the prompts.

The alternative is to use the liposuction command but I'm unfamiliar with how to access that sub-program.

Take it light.
Mark


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12/14/2005 3:06:08 PM

 
Janessa L. Taber-Webb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
  Whatever!


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12/14/2005 5:48:53 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  oh geeezi think mark actually took it light and????janessa,i don't have a clue myself,but I think the posing could take care of your problem.and a sense of humor.just hang in there and a real answer might just show up.
me!i would put them 300 feet away and use a 300mm lens to make it look like they were skinney.
oh geeez


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12/14/2005 7:06:18 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Sam is exactly right Janessa. The key is in the posing...also in the lighting, the type and focal length of the lens you're using, the camera position and angle to the subject along with the subject's angle to the camera, the distance to the subject and the clothing the subject is wearing.
Mark


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12/14/2005 10:09:45 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I have a program called Photo Explosion that actually has a "thinify" filter. I'm not kidding, I swear! Of course it's just for fun, and I'm sure nobody ever uses it, but I was quite amazed to see it. It just kind of scrunches up the middle of the shot. Very silly.


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12/15/2005 3:50:04 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   I wonder if I could run myself through that program?


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12/15/2005 7:41:36 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I was gonna try that, but I wouldn't fit in the scanner!


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12/15/2005 8:21:40 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  This does not answer your question completely but if you want a cartoon effect of being thin on Photo shop 3 you can go to distort and than go to your pinch filter.

It makes everything skinny. LOL...

My ten year old model I shot is extremely thin but I made her almost like a cartoon with this filter.

Kerby


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12/15/2005 8:54:29 AM

 
A C
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/6/2004
  If you have Photoshop it's easier than you think!!! You use Filter > Liquify. With that you can give someone a flawless nose job, a tummy tuck, and you can minimize a double chin. Experiment with the punk and bloat tools and different brush sizes.

Also use the freeze and thaw tools to give yourself better control. If you freeze an area that you don't want to modify then you won't accidentaly stretch out someone's eye while your trying to shrink a nose.

And before anyone starts talking about the ethics I want to make one more point. This method isn't just for deception. In a photography class my professor had me edit a photo of a women that was originally taken with a wide angle lense. Her nose looked terrible. We used the freeze tool to protect her eyes and mouth and then used the punk tool to shrink her nose down. It really worked! She looked normal! She looked the way she would have if the right lense would have been used in the first place.

Just experiment and see what happens. You'll find it's easier than you think it could be.


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12/15/2005 9:01:32 AM

 
Michelle Andersson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2004
  Hey there!

I took out a book from the library that goes into real detail on how to do all this stuff. It is entitled "The Photoshop Book For Digital Photographers" by Scott Kelby. I found it to be very practicle and helpful. Of course I hate editing pictures with a passion, so anything you can fix with lighting etc...I'd do it!! :)


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12/15/2005 10:08:37 AM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  I use the smudge tool alot to smooth out skin tones, but also to get rid of a roll here and there, or tuck in someones tummy!!!

-Collette-


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12/15/2005 2:36:53 PM

 
Janessa L. Taber-Webb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
  Thank you all for your input! I actually got a job offer from Micael Vincent Photography. He is a celebrity and model photographer. He wants me to help him out with his photoshop work. But of course some of the models need airbrushing and slimming.....but the slimming, I was having a bit of difficulty trying how to figure it out. I am not shooting the photo's, he is doing all of that, but my job description would be to correct color, slim, airbrush, etc....

Cherylann, thank you so much for your help. I think I understand it now! I really appreciate all the help. You all are so great here at betterphoto!


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12/16/2005 3:31:56 AM

 
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