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Hello D, please can you help me achieve this look:

 

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This one really interests me.  When you do creative edits like this, does skin just go out the window?  I currently look at CMYK values as I do your Skin action to help me judge.  When you use a "preset" or effect like this, do you just ignore those values?  Also, if you were going to adjust this to an ACR preset, would you just mess in the Hue/Sat tab?

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2 hours ago, Mary Burgy said:

This one really interests me.  When you do creative edits like this, does skin just go out the window?

Oh yes.

2 hours ago, Mary Burgy said:

Also, if you were going to adjust this to an ACR preset, would you just mess in the Hue/Sat tab?

Midtone contrast first, then yes, Hue/Sat.

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I am looking to find some presets for my personal "non masterpiece" work (as you call it) to help speed things up.  However, I can't get past the contrast to the skin in most of them.  

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Mary - I like what it does to the background colours - particularly the greens and maroon type colours. I don't like what it does to skin, so if I were to use this I would only do it to the background and the strong colours, not the skin.

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I am wondering if this could work on the pic I am currently working on.  Is the PSD still around?

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1 hour ago, Mary Burgy said:

I am wondering if this could work on the pic I am currently working on.  Is the PSD still around?

Sorry, yes, try again now.

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Can you repost the psd file, Damien? Thank you.

 

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Hey Damien - would you mind reposting this one for me, please? TIA!

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19 minutes ago, Jennifer said:

Hey Damien - would you mind reposting this one for me, please? TIA!

Done.

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It says the .psd file is no longer available. Would you mind making this available again? or give the formula :)  Thanks!!

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2 hours ago, jencatanzaro said:

It says the .psd file is no longer available. Would you mind making this available again? or give the formula :)  Thanks!!

Link updated.

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This one is very interesting... I still don't get how to reverse engineer effects...
@Damien Symonds how do you know the process to do to get same results ?

 

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